Mental health problems can affect the way you think, feel and behave. Some mental health problems are described using words that are in everyday use, for example, ‘depression’ and ‘anxiety’. A mental health problem feels just as bad, or worse, than any other illness – only you cannot see it. Although mental health problems are very common – affecting one in four people in Scotland – there is still stigma and discrimination towards people with mental health problems, as well as many myths about what different diagnoses mean.
In partnership with Opening Up Cricket on #WorldMentalHealthDay, we announced three free webinars for clubs on the topic of mental health. Whether you are a Welfare Officer, coach, player or take up another important role at your club, we encourage you to catch up on the webinars below.
A Mental Health Plan for your Club
Helping you embed wellbeing in your setting through ideas and support. The key themes in this session are visibility, training and advocacy.
Helping A Teammate
Sharing ideas and evidence based practices for how to support someone going through a tough time.
Mindfulness For Cricketers
Exploring how mindfulness can aid your cricket and health, including ways to practice it, benefits to sport and health and next steps to embed it in your personal or club setting.
Around since 1923, SAMH is Scotland’s national mental health charity. SAMH work with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others.
Opening Up Cricket was formed in response to the death of Sefton Park CC wicketkeeper, Alex Miller, and a will to promote positive mental health in our sport. As a result, the organisation was created with the aim of speaking to local cricketers about the experience of losing Alex in the hope that more conversation about this topic could prevent further tragedies.