Anxiety and Depression in young people has risen by 48% since 2004, but talking and listening can build mental wellbeing – Mansfield Town Football in the Community are fully supporting that message, in the build up to World Mental Health day.
Research from mentalhealth.org.uk has shown that 10% of children and young people (aged 5-16 years) have a clinically diagnosable mental problem, yet 70% of children and adolescents who experience mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age – this is something Football in the Community is aiming to help change, by supporting the #HelloYellow and ‘Get Britain Taking’ campaigns during activities throughout the week.
Through fun and engaging activities within schools and across other Football in the Community activities, Community Coaches will be promoting Mental Wellbeing and encouraging participants to be open and honest through the power of sport and the art of conversation.
For further information on campaigns, visit https://itv.campaignformentalwellness.com/ or https://youngminds.org.uk/ – whilst if you need to talk to someone, You could call Samaritans on 116 123 or text SHOUT to 85258 – it’s OK to not be OK.
Mansfield Town Football in the Community are hosting three events for adults to attend this week which focus on Mental Wellbeing and Mental Health, for further information contact Mansfield Town Football in the Community on 01623 656 920
Wednesday 9th October | Over 45s Walking Football | RH Academy, Pleasley | 6-7pm
Friday 11th October | Active Minds: Chat | One Call Stadium | 10am to 12noon – Open for those living with or caring for those living with Dementia, or those facing social isolation (This is an indoor coffee morning style event)
Friday 11th October | Active Minds: Sport | One Call Stadium | 10am to 12noon – Open for males aged 21+ looking to combat mental health issues such as low self confidence, isolation, PTSD and more.