Mental Health

Herefordshire FA Mental Health Hub

Our commitment to mental health


Herefordshire Football Association is dedicated to ensuring that everyone involved in football across Herefordshire is aware of the importance of mental health and knows of the support networks available to anyone in need. 

Looking after your mental health is just as important as looking after your physical health. Mental health issues are incredibly common. The following statistics are from Mind:

 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year in England
 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (like anxiety and depression) in any given week in England 


 1 in 5 people have suicidal thoughts
 1 in 14 people self-harm
 1 in 15 people attempt suicide

Mental health concerns are often harder to identify than physical concerns, which is why it's vital that coaches, teammates, referees and volunteers  understand how they can help.

The County FA is currently developing its mental health resources and welcomes the support from any individual or organisation that wishes to support our goal of increasing the awareness and understanding of mental health. 

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Mental Health Information

Here at the Herefordshire FA, Scott Russell is our mental health champion and also is qualified in suicide awareness first aid. Scott is available by email on Please get in touch and Scott can offer support or point you in the right direction.


We are also partnered with Herefordshire Mind, who offer great services for those who are struggling. For more information on them, please visit their website here: Herefordshire Mind


Finally, another resource is the Heads Together organisation. They have partnered up with The FA to change the conversation around mental health. There numerous resources, videos and support lines available on their website for anyone to access, further breaking it down for young people, people serving in the military and more. Visit the website here: Heads Together