COMMUNITY | World Mental Health Day 2019 - It's Good To Talk

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Thu 10 Oct 2019

The players and staff of Wrexham AFC are supporting world mental health day with the focus this year being suicide prevention.

One person dies every 40 seconds through suicide which can effect anyone at any age although men between the age of 18-49 are at the highest risk.

Wrexham AFC have linked up with CALL helpline and would like to send out the simple message:

It’s good to talk

We will have resources available before Saturday’s game with St Mirren Colts in the Hays Travel Stand Sensory room.

Mental Health professionals will be available should anyone wish to have a discussion.

It’s good to talk

If you are reading this because you are feeling suicidal, it is important that you seek help immediately.

If you are feeling suicidal, you can:

  • Call the Samaritans support service anytime on 116 123 (freephone)
  • Call the PAPYRUS HOPELineUK on 01925 572444 if you are a young person (or have concerns about a young person)
  • Call the CALL Helpline (Wales) on 0800 132 737 
  • Go to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department and tell the staff how you are feeling
  • Contact NHS Direct (Wales) on 0845 4647
  • Speak to a friend, family member or someone you trust
  • Make an urgent appointment to see your GP

Other useful sources of help include:

  • Cruse Bereavement Care, which provides advice and support, free helpline 0808 808 1677
  • Childline, the free, 24-hour helpline for children and young people facing any type of problem 0800 1111
  • SOBS, Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide, helpline 0844 561 6855 (9am to 9pm)

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