Let’s get talking about mental health
Mental health problems are common. In fact, 1 in 4 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.
Why it’s important to us
The North East had the highest rate of suicide in England in 2017 – a tragic and preventable issue that often results from serious mental health problems. In fact, suicide is the most common cause of death for men aged 20-49 years in England and Wales.
But 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.
Through these Game Changer pages you’ll find: