Derbyshire FA Mental Health Hub

Mental Health Awareness & Support

Derbyshire Football Association is 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.

Derbyshire FA is currently working closely with a number of local organisations to raise awareness of mental health and provide education and support to the grassroots football community. Take a look below at the various support available.


Derbyshire FA Online Mental Health Workshop

It's Time 2 Talk. Join us on Thursday 1st February for an evening of education, signposting, support and a chance to speak to experts in the field of mental health. Sign up for FREE. Link coming soon!
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Support Networks

Links to various support organisations and resources. Link coming soon!

The Football Mental Health Alliance

A network of professional football clubs and County FA's who have come together to educate and support the football community with their mental health

Derby County Community Trust projects


Spireites Active For Life

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Mental Health Guide for Coaches & Managers

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The FA Heads Up Campaign