Sky Blues in the Community and Coventry City Football Club are supporting a new mental health awareness campaign that has been developed by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust, Coventry and Warwickshire MIND, Samaritans and a range of other organisations.
Mental health issues can affect anyone and can be caused by a number of factors. Statistics show that suicide is three times more common in men than women and is the most common cause of death in men under 45.
Research has shown that life events such as relationship breakdown, death of a loved one, financial problems, loss or change in employment and alcohol & drug use can contribute to feelings of low mood and despair. If you know your mate is going through any of these things, maybe make an extra effort to ask how they are doing and make some time to listen to them.
If you are going through any of these things, speak to a mate or access support available through the website: www.ittakesballstotalk.com
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