RUFC v Norwich City

Published: 02/09/2023

World Suicide Prevention Day 2023On the 10th of September every year, many organisations and communities, like us, across the globe come together to raise awareness about suicide prevention and how we can create a world where fewer people lose their lives to suicide. Whilst suicide is preventable, it’s not inevitable. 5219 suicides were registered in… Continue reading RUFC v Norwich City

World Suicide Prevention Day 2023
On the 10th of September every year, many organisations and communities, like us, across the globe come together to raise awareness about suicide prevention and how we can create a world where fewer people lose their lives to suicide.

Whilst suicide is preventable, it’s not inevitable. 5219 suicides were registered in 2021*. This is 307 more than in 2020, with 74% of those deaths being men.

*It is important to note that suicide rates are based on date of registration of death, which happens after an inquest and can sometimes take more than a year.

At todays match against Norwich City, both RUFC and Norwich are partnering up with some organisations to support World Suicide Prevention Day 2023. One of these organisations is If U Care Share, who every year run a campaign called Inside Out for raise awareness about suicide prevention. You will see both team’s today wearing the Inside Out campaign t-shirts in support, you can also buy these t-shirts with all proceeds going towards a donation. Scan the QR code to buy a limited edition t-shirt.

“There is always a way and it often starts with getting what’s on the Inside, Out.”

We have also worked alongside Movember helping host a campaign they are running for World Suicide Prevention Day 2023. Some seats at today match will have a special message on them, focusing around men’s mental health issues and preventing male suicides.

The campaign is centred around highlighting the importance of early intervention and spotting the signs of men’s mental health which is the leading cause of death in men aged 20-34 in the UK, with sadly a man taking their life every minute.

Male suicide rates are the highest in ages 20-34 and through research, Movember found that football is one of their biggest interests – often offering them a much-needed support network and sense of camaraderie between friends, family and other football fans.

Rotherham & Barnsley Mind
One of our other charity partners for todays match is Rotherham & Barnsley mind, which is a mental health charity working with people from Rotherham and Barnsley, as well as surrounding areas to provide a range of mental health support.

Rotherham & Barnsley Mind aims to be inclusive and accessible. Whilst offering a variety of services including one-to-one counselling, group sessions, support for young people, training and services for employers.

To find out more about our services please contact the Rotherham office on 01709 919929 or Barnsley on 01226 211188.

Please now that these contacts are for general enquiries. If you’re in crisis and need to speak to someone urgently:

  • You can speak to the Samaritans 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 116 123.
  • For urgent medical advice ring the NHS on 111.
  • Visit the national Mind website for more advice in dealing with urgent mental health issues.

Mental Health Support with RUCT
At Rotherham United Community Trust, we listen and work towards individual needs and goals. Whether it’s a distraction, a listening ear or a self-esteem boost, we are here to help people feel better through our various weekly sessions.

It is proven that taking part in physical activity releases chemicals in our brains which make us feel good. Not only does sport make us feel physically fitter, it also enhances our mental state.

We host a range of physical activity sessions where participants can socialise through being active, resulting in them being in a better frame of mind to express their feelings and open up. However, we also appreciate that not everyone is able to exercise for whatever reason, and therefore also offer less physically demanding sessions such as our coffee morning.

To find out more about how our sessions help mental health and how to get involved, please scan the QR code. Or email health@rotherhamunited.net.