Mental Health Support

Mental health is one of the most important factors in our wellbeing. On this page you will find resources that can help if you or somebody in your life is struggling.

Here at Cornwall FA, we want to offer support to all those in our community. This new page encourages you to hold open discussions regarding your own mental health, and will signpost you to additional resources that can help with your mental health.

Positive mental health can help people to:

  • Realise their full potential
  • Cope with the stresses of life
  • Work productively
  • Contribute to their communities

Ways to maintain positive mental health include:

  • Asking for help if you need it
  • Connecting with others
  • Getting physically active
  • Getting enough sleep
  • Developing coping skills

Walking Football

Get involved!

There is clear evidence that regular exercise promotes good mental health. It can help to reduce the level of stress hormones in your body and stimulate the production of mood-enhancing hormones. Not only that, but the social side of football will get you out in the fresh air, forming friendships and helping to combat loneliness.

Getting involved with football is therefore a fantastic way of improving your mental health, no matter if you're a player, coach or volunteer.

You can find opportunities in your area using our Find Football tool, or check out our County Noticeboard for clubs looking to fill specific roles.

Resources and Support

Below you can find links to various sources of help, many of them local within Cornwall.

Man Down

Man Down

Man Down works to offer local mental health support groups for men across the county.
Invictus Trust

The Invictus Trust

The Invictus Trust is a local charity that aims to raise awareness of adolescent mental health and lobbies for better mental health services and facilities for young people in Cornwall.


Mind is a national charity aiming to make mental health an everyday priority. They stand up to the injustices – in healthcare, in work, in law – which make life harder for those of us with mental health problems. They also offer help whenever you might need it through information, advice and local services.

Support For Our Young Players

If you're a young player in Cornwall, check out our Youth Footballers Hub to find out how you can stay safe and keep enjoying your football.

Visit our Youth Footballers Hub here.

It doesn't matter if you play in youth or open age football - the Hub is the perfect place for all those under the age of 18 to get information.

ARA Gambling Toolkit

If you or someone you know needs help with gambling, Ara is here to help.


We understand it can be difficult to talk about addiction. Talk to Frank to find support near you, no matter where you are in Cornwall.

Talk to Frank