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Mental Health Awareness

The Sheffield United Community Foundation and Sheffield United FC are delighted to be able to support activities intended to raise awareness and remove the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

 It's easy to think that mental health issues don't concern us but in fact a quarter of us will have problems with our mental wellbeing at some time in our lives.

 Dr Zak McMurray, local GP and Joint Clinical Director, said: 

“So much work goes into raising awareness for physical health that sometimes people can forget that good mental health is also important towards a long and active life”


* Why not try to keep your self well; here are some positive steps for feeling good!

* Do things you enjoy - Make time for yourself and do something you enjoy, like going to a football match!

* Take regular exercise - Regular exercise really helps to reduce feelings of depression and anxiety and can give you more energy.

* Make time to relax - Try to make time for yourself and do something that helps you unwind like reading, music, meditation or prayer.

* Spend time talking - Keep in touch with friends. It is important to spend time with other people.

* Learn new skills - It can be fun, will help you to meet new people, and can boost your confidence.

* Be yourself - No one is perfect! We all make mistakes so don’t be too hard on yourself. Accept who you are.

Sources of Help & Information 

If you are experiencing mental health problems do contact your GP. You can also call NHS Direct on 0845 46 47. 

For more information about services, conditions and helping yourself visit:  www.sheffieldmentalhealth.org.uk  

Some of the myths about mental illness can be frightening. Get the facts, visit:  www.time-to-change.org.uk   

Breakthrough a charity  that promotes positive mental health through the creative arts. For more information visit:  www.breakthroughmhart.com

There is always someone to talk to at Samaritans: www.samaritans.org/ tel: 0845 790 9090

Find out about  stress control classes or how to see a Psycholical Well being worker through Sheffield IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies): www.sheffieldiapt.shsc.nhs.uk/ tel:0114 226 4380 or talk to your GP.