Following World Mental Health Day 2020, Leek Town FC is proud to be committed to be a part of the FA Heads Up campaign, which saw the FA Cup being rebranded as the Heads Up FA Cup this Summer.
Shout is a free text messaging service which provides 24/7 support for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. It is part of the FA and Heads Together Heads Up campaign. It aims to connect people in need to trained volunteers who provide help at a time when it is most needed; enabling them to move from a moment of crisis to a calm state and form a plan for next steps to find longer-term support. As texting is private and silent, it opens up a whole new way to find help.
It provides instant support – you can have a conversation at any time, anywhere. This service is for everyone, but for younger people especially; texting is a trusted and familiar form of communication, and using text rather than apps makes it simple and accessible for everyone with a phone.
Shout is powered by a team of volunteers who are at the heart of the service. They are trained to create a safe space for people experiencing mental health challenges. The programme is unique with the training and volunteering all done online, under the supervision of qualified clinicians.
The text messages won’t even show on your phone bill.
You will see around the ground posters and message cards with the details of how to contact Shout.
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