It was World Mental Health Day on Tuesday 10 October 2017

Mental Health

Over here, you'll find the latest resources you need relating to mental health workshops, courses and organisations that can support you.

 MENTAL HEALTH Q&A SESSION

 

We're pleased to invite you to attend the next instalment of our webinar series, A Conversation with London FA. This Q&A session is a titled Let's Talk About Mental Health with the following panellists:

 

Vicki McGarrigle (Communication & Inclusion Officer with Minds United FC)
Michael Winspear (Peer Support Worker for Coping Through Football)
Peter Byrom & Craig Spivey (Sands United)
Luis Mackness (Projects Manager at CALM)

 

Our panellists will share their experiences within football, answering questions surrounding mental health and how football can support those suffering with mental health issues. There will also be an opportunity to ask your own questions at the end.


Date: Tuesday 30th November 2021
Time: 6:30pm start, 8:00pm finish (log on from 6:15pm)
Access: TEAMs link which will be sent out on the day of the event.

You can sign up to the webinar here

If you have any questions about the event, please send them to development@londonfa.com.

For more information about London FA's privacy policy: http://www.londonfa.com/public/privacy-policy.

MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP WITH RETHINK

London FA would like to invite you to attend our mental health workshop 'supporting young people with low mood, anxiety & body image'.

The workshop is targeted for ages 15-19 and will be run in partnership with mental health charity rethink.

Please refer to the below details for the date, time, location and booking link. 

Date: Thursday 11th November 2021
Time: 6:30pm until 8pm 
Venue: Black Prince Trust, Lambeth, SE11 6AA
BOOKING FORM

If you would like to attend, you need to complete this form by Monday 8th November. 

Places will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Confirmation of your place on this workshop will be emailed to you.

For further information, please contact our football development officer, Shannon Hyner at Shannon.hyner@londonfa.com

Mental health organisations

Young MindsYoung Minds
Parents' Information Service gives advice to parents or carers who may be concerned about the mental health or emotional wellbeing of a child or young person.

Website: youngminds.org.uk

Telephone: 0808 802 55 44

Availability: Monday to Friday, 12pm til 10pm

CALMCampaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) works to prevent male suicide and offers support services for any man who is struggling or in crisis.

Website: thecalmzone.net 
Webchat: https://www.thecalmzone.net/help/webchat/  and telephone 0800 58 58 58, both available from 5pm ‘til midnight every day (Staff are continuing services remotely and lines may be busy)

Calm have also created a document called “Getting through these weird times” 

The Silver LineThe Silver Line
The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.  

Website: thesilverline.org.uk

Telephone: 0800 4 70 80 90

Availability: 24 hours a day, every day of the year

Mental Health Foundation  Mentalhealth.org 
  More advice, information hints and tips can be accessed also from mentalhealth.org relating to looking after your wellbeing at home.

  https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus

 

 

Every Mind MattersEvery Mind Matters
Practical advice to - from how to deal with stress and anxiety, to boosting our mood or sleeping better.

Website: nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters

Availability: Online only 24 hours a day, every day of the year
   

MindCoronavirus and Your Wellbeing 
Advice from Mind

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/ 

 

Diverse Minds

Five Ways to Wellbeing 
Ideas for adapting the Five Ways to Wellbeing during a time of restriction and physical distancing

https://diverseminds.co.uk/five-ways-to-wellbeing-during-coronavirus/ 

 

SpaceEmotional Support
Are you a parent facing the challenge of navigating your family through the COVID-19 pandemic? Or are you a practitioner working with families who are struggling emotionally?

Find fact sheets and webinars here

 

SOME HANDY LINKS TO HELP PROMOTE MENTAL HEALTH

www.thefa.com/about-football-association/heads-up 
www.thefa.com/news/2020/apr/07/heads-up-and-mental-health-during-coronavirus-080420
www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/ways-relieve-stress/ 
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental-wellbeing/ 

ALSO

www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-the-public-on-the-mental-health-and-wellbeing-aspects-of-coronavirus-covid-19


MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING FOR THE SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY SECTOR WEBINAR


This webinar provides an overview of the mental health training available to the sport and physical activity sector.

Click here to register. 

LEARNING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Free online resources:

OPENLEARN

FUTURELEARN

Volunteering: reach out to a vulnerable friend or neighbour or sign up to coronavirus-covid-19-volunteering helping others

Public Health England has easy ten minute work outs

The NHS Fitness Studio has a variety of exercise videos available, from pilates and yoga to aerobics and strength exercises.

UK Coaching - Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity
Usually £18 now free until 31 August 2020. Gain the confidence to be able to support people experiencing mental health problems, and help them to thrive inside and outside of your sessions. 

www.ukcoaching.org 
 
Samaritans - are dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and are currently available for telephone conversations and support.

Call: 116 123, open 24 hours every day

Visit the Samaritans online

Kooth - is a free, safe, online mental health and well-being service that supports children and young people between 11 and 18 years of age. Counsellors are available online from 12noon to 10pm on weekdays and 6pm to 10 pm on weekends.

Sign up on the Kooth website and select 'chat now' to talk.

Childline - has information, advice, games and activities. They also offer free confidential counselling and advice over the phone or online. 
Call: 0800 1111, open 9am to midnight

Good thinking - Wellbeing apps available free to Londoners
https://www.good-thinking.uk/

DISABILITY

www.accesssport.org.uk/News/inclusive-activities

NHS advice for getting active with a disability.

UPDATED GET ACTIVE INCLUDES LIVE AND ON-DEMAND CLASSES
A huge variety of activities suitable for a wide-range of disabilities are now available on demand from Get Active. Organisations including Limbpower, Stroke Association and Versus Arthritis have contributed to the activity finder which can search for live and on-demand classes to support all users on their active journey.

DISABILITY SPORTS COACH AT HOME PROGRAMME
During the covid-19 pandemic, Disability Sports Coach (DSC) aim to motivate as many disabled people as possible to be active in the safety of their homes. In April, with the help of Davies Sport, 200 DSC Community Club members were delivered home equipment packs helping them to stay active during isolation. The DSC Home Activity Programme will be accessible to disabled people nationally in due course.

STEP INCLUSION RESOURCES TO SUPPORT ACTIVITY WHILE AT HOME 
Activity Alliance have released new ways to adapt activities so more people can stay in and work out. Disabled people and providers can access new social media graphics and tips on the STEP tool. STEP stands for Space, Task, Equipment and People and is one of the most effective ways to use household items to be active.