Mental Health Awareness & Support
Hunts FA are keen to ensure that everyone involved in grassroots football across the county is aware of the importance of mental health and are knowledgeable of the support networks available to anyone in need.
Looking after your mental health is just as important as looking after your physical health. Mental health issues are incredibly common:
- 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England
- 1 in 5 people have suicidal thoughts
- 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (like anxiety and depression) in any given week in England
- 1 in 14 people self-harm
- 1 in 15 people attempt suicide
And suicide is the biggest cause of death in men under the age of 50 in the UK.
A new mental health free text messaging support service has launched in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to help those who are struggling to cope.
Launched by NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough and in partnership with the national service SHOUT, the free to use text service HEAR 85258 provides real-time support to people of all ages who are struggling with their mental health.
When texting the word HEAR to 85258, the person will be connected to a trained volunteer who will take them from a place of crisis to a place of calm. During the confidential and anonymous conversation, the texter will be supported and signposted to local and national mental health services.
Texting HEAR to 85258 is free, discreet and runs 24/7. It won’t appear on any bills and requires no app, data, password, or registration. It is available for anybody who lives, works, or studies in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
If you feel your or somebody’s life is at risk due to their mental health, dial 111 and listen for the option for the mental health crisis team.
Keep Your Head brings together reliable information on mental health and wellbeing for children, young people, adults, professionals, and schools across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.
Kooth - an online mental wellbeing community offering free, safe and anonymous support
ChatHealth is a secure and confidential text messaging service for young people aged 11-19 across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
Our team can help with all sorts of issues such as bullying, emotional health, being active, healthy relationships, alcohol, drugs and much more. All young people need to do is text 07480 635 44 to start a conversation.