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.