Some vital resources that could help you out.
- 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day
- We’ve taken part in AMC’s Mascot Challenge to raise awareness
- We also provide some helpful resources for people in need
Today, Sunday 10 September 2023, is World Suicide Prevention Day.
Suicide is a major public health problem with far-reaching social, emotional, and economic consequences. It is estimated that there are currently more than 700,000 suicides per year worldwide, and each suicide profoundly affects many more people.
‘Creating Hope Through Action’ is the triennial theme for the World Suicide Prevention Day from 2021-2023. This theme serves as a powerful call to action and reminder that there is an alternative to suicide and that through our actions, we can encourage hope and strengthen prevention.
We've been doing our part to promote the importance of the day of awareness, and we've also got some important resources that can help out anyone that is struggling.
The AMC Mascot Challenge
Ahead of today, and alongside several other local sports clubs, we joined charity Andy’s Man Club in their AMC Mascot Challenge to raise awareness that it is OK to talk. Check out how Terry the Terrier did below!
🤝 #ItsOkayToTalk— Huddersfield Town (@htafc) September 8, 2023
Ahead of #WorldSuicidePreventionDay, we've joined @andysmanclubuk to take part in the AMC Mascot Challenge #AMCMC!
Thanks to @officialbantams for the nomination.#htafc pic.twitter.com/XItvMQ0vAU
Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources
We’ve also created a Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing guide that includes lots of information on organisations and resources that offer support, links and more – click HERE to download it for free.
The NHS also offers a 24-hour mental health support helpline, ensuring callers can access confidential support, advice, and information in relation to any concerns about their own mental health, or if they are worried about a family member or other close friend or relative.
You can call them on 0800 183 0558.
The Town Foundation's Wellbeing Football Sessions
The Huddersfield Town Foundation runs a Wellbeing Football session every Thursday from 11am to 12.30pm at Leeds Road Sports Complex. All the sessions are completely free of charge and available for anyone over the age of 18.
The Foundation regularly organises friendly tournaments with other clubs’ charitable organisations, providing transport and kit to represent the Huddersfield Town Foundation. For most of our participants, this creates huge value and excitement and allows us to build relationships with other groups.
Weekly attendances for our sessions usually number around 18 participants. Currently we have 85 participants who are registered with this session and most attend on a regular basis. Anyone is welcome at the sessions!