Club releases new episode of Terriers Together Talks to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week
- Mental Health Awareness Week 2022
- New episode of Terriers Together Talks released
- Full list of local Mental Health resources available below
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 we have released the second episode of our Terriers Together Talks series, exploring all the ways in which Huddersfield Town is working to ensure the mental wellbeing of its staff, supporters and wider community.
With input from Ann Hough (HTAFC Operations Director), Zoe Shakleton (HTAFC HR Manager) and Martin Fawcett (HTAFC Foundation Participant), the conversation looks at not only the work and schemes being put in place by the Club - including the Mental Health First Aid training pictured above - and the Huddersfield Town Foundation, but the outcomes and results of those, too.
A long term commitment to Mental Health Awareness, this is another aspect of our Club’s work as a Mindful Employer, having signed the Charter for Employers Positive about Mental Health in March 2020.
Available via HTAFC Sounds on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, the episode is also embedded below!
The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 is loneliness - read more about that HERE - which is an issue that was heightened throughout the pandemic. It is important that we continue to speak about our mental health, as there is as a chance either you or somebody you know will struggle with mental health related problems at some point during your life.
Unfortunately, due to the stigma attached to suffering with your mental health, it is often difficult to know who you can speak to or where the best place to turn to is. While this has improved in recent years and mental health awareness is on the rise, there are still people who don’t yet feel comfortable enough to ask for help when they most need it.
The most important thing we can do is promote speaking up and speaking out, as that will be our most powerful tool to reduce the often-horrific statistics relating to mental health – remember: it’s okay to talk, and it’s always helpful to make yourself available to listen.
Here are some local organisations to be aware of if you or anybody you know is ever in need of any help:
Single Point Of Access Team
Phone: 01924 316830
IAPT Kirklees (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies)
Phone: 01484 343700
Phone: 116 123
Support To Recovery (S2R)
Phone: 01484 539531
Andy’s Man Club Leeds
Online group meets every Monday at 7pm
Phone: 0800 585 858
Phone: 0300 123 33393
Phone: 0800 9177 650
Phone: 0300 999 1212
Phone: 01484 450866
Beat Eating Disorders
Phone: 0808 801 0677