I am in the process of working with the club to create an environment where mental health can be talked about. My aim is to create a mentally fit club. This is a club that provides a space for coaches, players, volunteers, support staff and anyone else to feel that they can talk about mental resilience and be signposted to further support if they need it.
Lockdown has raised awareness of how organisations and individuals can support each other’s mental health. However, this process is about more than a tick box exercise. It is to provide a long lasting supporting environment, where we can talk, educate and signpost each other.
I’m very keen to chat to anyone that has any ideas about how the club could support mental health. I’ll also be announcing more information in the near future.
By Jess Bunyard