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RUCST | Trust Launch Bupa project #Headinthegame

5 September 2018

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are pleased to announce that we have received funding from Bupa UK Foundation to deliver a new and exciting men’s health project across Rotherham.

The programme aims to reduce social isolation, increase community integration and improve both physical and mental wellbeing amongst middle-aged men who, for whatever reason, whether it be work stress, being financially worried, or a general feeling of being fed up, are at risk of poor mental health.

According to recent studies, poor mental health can negatively impact on physical wellbeing while poor physical health and lead to an increased risk of developing mental health issues.

Our new project #headinthegame will focus on both physical and emotional wellbeing by offering a combination of free weekly physical exercise sessions and free monthly wellbeing workshops at the ASSEAL New York Stadium.

The physical sessions will be based around the activity of football whilst the workshops will provide advice and support around managing stress, improving confidence, understanding anxiety and depression and more.

In addition to the above, any fan that signs up will receive free match tickets to selected home games this season!

Whether you are experiencing a tough time, need to lose a few pounds or simply want to get out more, we are here to help!

WHAT’S HAPPENING NEXT…

Working Together to Prevent Suicide

Every day in England around 13 people take their own lives with three out of four deaths being male. Every death is a tragedy and has a devastating impact on family, friends and colleagues. Rotherham Council, South Yorkshire Police, NHS services and Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are all working together to prevent suicides across the borough but we cannot do this alone. Some people may not seek help from local services and may instead reach out to friends or family first. You may be the first person to notice that something is not quite right – whether someone has said a few things that have concerned you or their behaviour or emotional state has changed. If you do notice that someone is struggling, simply reaching out to them and showing that you care could make all the difference. We need to break the silence the surrounds suicide and encourage people to get help.

If you are worried about someone encourage them to talk to their GP, their local mental health services or ring Samaritans on Freephone 116 123. For more information you can also visit www.rotherham.gov.uk/preventsuicide. You could download the free app ‘Stay Alive’ which contains lots of helpful information.

Come along to our Suicide Awareness Workshop on Monday 24th September at the New York Stadium from 6-8pm.

It will be a chance to improve your knowledge regarding the subject and also provide a safe place to talk about any issues you may be facing.

Please contact Christos Louca on 01709 827767 or clouca@rotherhamunited.net if you would like to sign up.


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