Some handy tips from Heads Up and their partners about how to combat mental illness

Tuesday 07 Apr 2020
Heads Up are an FA charity partner, aiming to tackle mental health both in and out of the game

In times like these, looking after both our physical and mental health is of the utmost importance.

Coronavirus is affecting different people for different reasons, and it's important for everyone to know that whatever you’re going through, it’s okay to talk about it.

We’ve pulled together some tips and advice from our charity partners to help you navigate through this difficult time.

We're all living through extraordinary times, and as a result we’re all facing different challenges, stresses and pressures. It’s important to remember that whatever you’re going through and however it’s making you feel, it’s okay to talk about it – everyone reacts differently to different events, and often talking can be an important first step in helping you feel better.

It’s also important to remember that our charity partners and other mental health charities in the UK are here for you and ready to give you the support and guidance you might need through this challenging time.

Coronavirus may be a physical illness, but its implications have far-reaching effects on mental health too, and in the coming weeks it will be increasingly important to look after these challenges as best as possible.

Below we have collated some of the support, information, and tips that are available to help us all get through this difficult period.

Taking care of your mental wellbeing

Mind has produced a number of tips on how to cope with feeling stressed or worried about how Coronavirus could affect your life, as well as tips on how you can improve your wellbeing.
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A little help to get you through these weird times

CALM has put together some tips to help you get through these weird times, suggesting simple ways to overcome feeling out of control and uncertain, and tackling things the best way possible.
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Ten tips to help with anxiety

Every Mind Matters has put together ten ways you can help improve your mental health and wellbeing during this period, helping to battle feeling anxious, stressed, helpless, confused or angry.
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Supporting yourself and your colleagues
Mental Health At Work has supplied some useful and practical information for anyone who needs it, helping you to look after your workplace wellbeing and make sure you always have the support you need.
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Text ‘HeadsUp to 85258 for 24/7 support
SHOUT is available 24/7 and free to text from most mobile networks. Anyone who is feeling anxious, stressed, low or in crisis, can text ‘HeadsUp’ to 85258 to connect with a trained crisis volunteer who will chat to you by text message.
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By FA Staff