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
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.
Below you can find links to various sources of help, many of them local within Cornwall.
Resources and Support
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.
ALCOHOL & SUBSTANCE ABUSE
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.