Listen: Kick Off’s award-winning mental health documentary


first_imgListen back to Kick Off’s award-winning documentary into mental health in sport.Last year talkSPORT’s Mark Saggers and Stan Collymore presented a special Kick Off programme, in association with Time to Change – England’s biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.The show won the top prize at the Sports Journalism Association Awards for Best Radio Sports Documentary, with Saggs and Stan there to pick up the gong, so here it is again if you missed it first time around.Each year, one in four people will experience a mental health problem and you don’t need to be an expert to be there for someone you know. Sometimes, just doing the small things like chatting over a cuppa can make a big difference to someone experiencing mental health problems.Need support?If you are experiencing mental health problems or need urgent support, there are lots of places you can go to for help.As Time to Change is focusing on challenging discrimination in society, we’re not able to provide individual or emergency support for people in crisis. But there are lots of people who can. They are listed here:SamaritansTelephone: 08457 90 90 90 (24 hours a day)Email: [email protected]: www.samaritans.orgProvides confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.NHS DirectTelephone: 0845 4647Website: www.nhsdirect.nhs.ukHealth advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.Mind InfolineTelephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)Email: [email protected]: www.mind.org.uk/help/advice_linesMind provides confidential mental health information services. With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental distress, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind also has a network of nearly 200 local Mind associations providing local services.Rethink Mental Illness Advice LineTelephone: 0845 456 0455  (10am-1pm Monday to Friday)Email: [email protected]: www.rethink.org/how_we_can_help/our_advice_informationProvides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England and Northern Ireland.SanelineTelephone: 0845 767 8000 (6pm-11pm)Website: www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/helplineSaneline is a national mental health helpline providing information and support to people with mental health problems and those who support them.If you’re a carer needing support you can contact all of the above as well as Carers Direct and the Princess Royal Trust for Carers, both of whom are able to provide support and advice on any issues affecting you.last_img

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