We here at Annan Rugby are totally committed to The Mental Health and Wellbeing of all our Coaches, Players, Volunteers, and anyone associated with the club.
We would like to highlight World Suicide Prevention Day, a most important day with 1 in 3 people struggling with their Mental Health at some point in their lives.
Two people die by suicide in Scotland everyday and it is a fact that talking can save lives by talking more openly about suicide, suicidal thoughts or even feeling lost, unsure and anxious about things.
Especially now after the past 18 months of uncertainty through Covid, research shows that talking about it can reduce the stigma out there which prevents many seeking the help they need.
There are a lot of organisations out there that can help and have listed a few below with all their information if needed.
As we start to meet up again with friends, family and everyone getting back to a normal life again, please remember that there could be someone out there who is needing help.
Whether it be family members, teammates, friends it sometimes just takes a simple line like “How are you today” that can have a world of difference to someone struggling, that someone cares.
Samaritans – Samaritans are there to listen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and it’s always free to call from any landline or mobile phone. call 116123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NHS 24’s mental health hub – Call 111
Breathing Space – The service is open 24 hours at weekends (6pm Friday — 6am Monday) and 6pm to 2am on weekdays (Monday — Thursday). Call 0800 83 85 87 – https://breathingspace.scot/
Shout Crisis Text Line – Text “SHOUT” to 85258, text “YM” if you are under 19.