We are happy to announce that FDO Scott Russell completed his course in becoming Herefordshire FAs Mental Health First Aid Champion. We are delighted he has gained his new qualification and we hope he can help those who are suffering with their Mental Health to come forward and seek help. Statistics show that 1 in 4 people suffer from Mental Health and there are many charities and organisations that are on hand to help those affected.
Scott commented, “There is help out there, but not everyone knows where to look. There is a brilliant free mobile phone App you can download called ‘Hub of Hope’ which gives you the opportunity to find help and resources in your area, as well as being able to speak to someone on their ‘Talk Now’ section. It’s ok to talk and it’s my aim to help bring more awareness to all forms of Mental Health within Herefordshire football”
If you are involved in Herefordshire football and you would like to talk with Scott about any concerns or issues please get in touch: Scott.Russell@HerefordshireFA.com or 01432 342179. Scott is also able to help coaches or volunteers who may have concerns about the mental health of players within their clubs.
As well as the FAs Mental Health First Aid we are also delighted to be partnerships with a number of charities and organisations in our push to support everything mental health. Keep a look out for all the latest projects that we will be delivering throughout the season to do with physical and mental well being.
We have recently been funded by Hereford City Council for our Talk Football Walking Football project and been in partnership with Herefordshire Mind and more recently with the FirstLight Trust and Help for Heroes, the latter who look after military veterans and blue light service people.
Hereford City Council - Hereford City Council
Herefordshire Mind - Herefordshire Mind
Hereford Mens Mental Health Group (HMMH) - HMMH
Samaritans - Samaritans
Recently the Herefordshire FA became a Talk Community Hub, you can also find more useful links and information here;
Talk Community - Directory
Mental Health Matters