The EFL and Mind hope that, by raising the visibility of mental health problems in football, they can be game changers. They want fans to know that, whether you feel overloaded, overwhelmed or burnt out, Mind and the EFL are On Your Side.
Mental health difficulties can affect anyone at any time – but there are things we can all do to improve our mental wellbeing and stay healthy. We recommend using Mind’s ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ to look after your own mental health.
Connect: Connect with people around you – workmates, family, friends, and neighbours. You could try having a chat with a neighbour, calling a family member you’ve not spoken to in a while, or going for a drink with a friend.
Be Active: Try a walk or a run, swimming, gardening- anything active that you enjoy.
Take Notice: Be curious and notice the world around you; savour the moment. You could try gazing at the stars or noticing the things you pass by on your morning walk.
Keep Learning: Try something new; give yourself a challenge. How about learning a new language, or to play chess – you could try out knitting or learn woodwork.
Give: Do something nice for a friend or stranger. Smile; say thank you; look out as well as in. If we try to incorporate these things into our daily lives it can help to boost our mental wellbeing. It’s good to look after ourselves, and taking part in our challenge this month is a good place to start.
Mind, the leading mental health charity, provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem, but hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling.
Since launching their strategy in 2012, they have seen some significant changes in mental health. In just six years, public attitudes are improving, support is growing, and mental health is high on the political agenda.
Because of Mind, millions more people have access to advice and support thanks to their information and services nationally and locally, in England and Wales. They are building on change, but they know there is much more to do.
Hull & East Yorkshire Mind
Hull and East Yorkshire Mind are here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support.
Founded in 1976, Hull and East Yorkshire Mind has been supporting people with mental health problems across Hull and East Yorkshire for over four decades. An independent charity governed by a group of local trustees, Hull and East Yorkshire Mind is affiliated to the Mind network made up of over 130 organisations across England and Wales delivering services, campaigning and giving a voice to people with mental health problems, their families, carers and community.
As a charity and a housing association, Hull and East Yorkshire Mind has an ambitious vision for the future in which we will not give up until everybody experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.
Call 01482 240200 to access their support services and be signposted in the right direction. At Hull & East Yorkshire Mind your mental health is their first priority.
For more information, please visit www.heymind.org.uk.