It's Ok To Talk

As we previously mentioned today is World Suicide Prevention Day so we want to take this opportunity to get the message out there that it is okay to talk.  If you are in crisis, the Samaritans are available 24/7 via 116 123.

On average two people die by suicide every day in Scotland. That’s tragic and preventable. We also know one in three people who take their own life have had no contact with any specialist services before they die. Sadly, the suicide rate went up in Scotland last year so it has never been more important to talk about how we are feeling.  One in three of us will experience poor mental health this year so please remember that help and support is available. 

A short series of five minute animations designed to inform people about the importance of conversations around mental health have been produced by The Scottish Government & NHS Scotland. They can be found via Twitter and Facebook. 

On Twitter The links are: 

Look after your mental health: 

Have a conversation about mental health: 

Every life matters:

And on Facebook, friendly versions of all 3 films can be found at the link below. 

These can be found in this folder: 

Football recognises that poor mental health could affect us all - fans, players, coaches, backroom staff, volunteers, administrators; our communities. We fundamentally believe that suicide is everyone’s business.

Together, we can reach hundreds of thousands of people!