This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the Fire have joined up with the Comets to reach out to the Cardiff hockey community and beyond. Players have recorded positive messages for coping with mental health problems and tips for maintaining your mental wellbeing during the lockdown.
With the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak having a large impact on our daily lives, many of us are worried about how it might continue to affect us and our loved ones. Many of us are also dealing with existing mental health problems, feeling more lonely or anxious because of self-isolation and social distancing.
Mental health problems can affect anyone, at any time and it’s more important than ever to reach out to others and let them know they’re not alone in the challenges they’re facing.
Remember, there is no shame if you’re struggling. If you or someone you know need advice or emotional support, there are a number of organisations that can help.
- CALL Helpline Wales is a dedicated helpline in Wales offering confidential listening and support.
Call for free on 0800 132 737 or text Help to 81066
- The Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk in confidence, 24 hours a day.
Call for free on 116 123 or email email@example.com
- Shout Crisis Text Line provide 24/7 support for anyone experiencing a personal crisis.
Just text Shout to 85258
If you are worried about how the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic could continue to affect you, there is more support available from the following organisations.
- Public Health Wales have lots of help and advice on Staying Well At Home during the lockdown and more links to organisations for further help.
- Mind provide access to information on mental health and where you can get support. They also have practical advice for staying at home, and taking care of your mental wellbeing.
If you would like to know more about Mental Health Awareness Week, visit the Mental Health Foundation where you can find information about the campaign and how you can get involved.
Hockey family, you are not alone. We’re all in this together. And together we can make it through this.