Let’s get talking about mental health
Mental health problems are common. In fact, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem each year. That’s an average of 12,989 fans at every Newcastle United game.
So we all need to look after our mental health, just like we look after our physical health.
That’s why we have launched Be a Game Changer, to encourage people in our city to talk openly about mental health and to provide tips on how to improve your physical and mental wellbeing.
The Time to Change website gives some additional insight into Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Join our Facebook group to follow the campaign, and let’s get talking about mental health.
Why it’s important to us
The North East has the one of the highest male suicide rates in the country. Sadly, the number of people taking their own lives is on the increase nationally and men account for 75 per cent of all recorded suicides in the UK. Suicide is the most common cause of death for men aged 20 to 49 in England and Wales.
If we talk more openly about mental health, we can take steps to look after ourselves, and each other, more effectively.
As football fans we keep a close eye on our team – and we know you keep a close eye on your mates too. So we know that’s the best way to get the ball rolling and start talking. Together, we can save lives.
Through these Be A Game Changer pages you’ll find:
- Tips on how to stay physically and mentally fit
- Information on how to support your friends and family
- Advice on where to get help for yourself or a friend
- Our seven-minute Magpies matchday mindfulness experience
- Real life stories from NUFC supporters
- Our Business Toolkit guide to running your health and wellbeing campaign in the workplace