Rotherham United Community Sports Trust and Burnley FC In The Community have come together to raise awareness of Stress Awareness Day and the importance of it.
On Wednesday 2 November 2022, Stress Awareness Day will be highlighting the ways that stress can affect people and what you can do to manage your stress before it becomes a problem. Millions around the UK experience stress and it is damaging to our health and wellbeing.
We have identified a group of participants from our men’s mental health football programme to represent Rotherham United tonight at Burnley where they will play a friendly fixture against their men’s mental health football programme.
Raising awareness such as Stress Awareness Day is a significant step in the work we do within the community, through which we promote equality, celebrate diversity and aim to make our culture and environment as inclusive and welcoming of all as possible.
We all know what it is like to feel stressed and that being under pressure is a normal part of life. But becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental health problems or make existing problems worse. On Wednesday 2nd November 2022, Stress Awareness Day highlights the ways that stress can affect people and what you can do to manage your stress before it becomes a problem.
Millions around the UK experience stress and it is damaging to our health and wellbeing. For example, at some point in the last year, 74% of us have felt so stressed that we have felt unable to cope (Mental Health Foundation).
Both organisations do their own bit to help people cope and manage with stress as we try working hard to ensure that our organisations are as inclusive and welcoming of everyone as it can possibly be. We know it is important that we are breaking down taboos and encouraging conversations about stress and mental health so hopefully this initiative between both Rotherham United Community Sports Trust and Burnley FC In The Community is a good start for joint working around the country.
BE THE ONE | To Talk | Listen | Care
BE THE ONE ARE WORKING TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF LIVES LOST TO SUICIDE IN ROTHERHAM.
Be the one to listen
Everyone should have easy access to support and advice when they are feeling depressed, stressed or alone.
We must all learn how to look out for one another and do our bit to help those in distress.
Here at the Trust our health team support so many people in the community regarding mental health and stress. If you are wanting to take up a new hobby, relieve some stress or just make some new friends, we offer walking football, walking groups, table tennis, and badminton. Alternatively, if sports aren’t for you, we offer many different sessions to come and have a chat at our coffee mornings. Our RUCST team are always available for a conversation, anybody is welcome to contact us.
For more information you can visit:
Health and wellbeing – Mental Health UK (mentalhealth-uk.org)
Be the One – Preventing suicide in Rotherham – talk, listen, care (be-the-one.co.uk)
Stress Awareness Day (rethink.org)
Or if you need to, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org | 01709 827 767