Football not only has the power to make and transform lives but also save lives. 

 

By the time the final whistle blows on a Sunday league match or a Championship fixture, 84 men will have committed suicide that week. Those statistics are shocking and unacceptable.

 

Cardiff City FC Community Foundation and Cardiff City Football Club are working to raise awareness of suicide and the many avenues of support available to people of all ages.

 

Tuesday 10th September marks World Suicide Prevention Day. This is an opportunity for us all to work together to prevent suicide. There will be lots of activities taking place during the day to raise awareness, so keep an eye out for the #WSPD hashtag on social media.

 

Many of us that struggle with mental health know it’s quite often our thoughts that cause pain more than any physical object ever could. People are more willing to talk about mental health today than in the past, but there’s no doubt that the issue of mental health and suicide is now a national crisis. 

 

Let’s work together for better mental health and suicide prevention. 

 

Helplines

 

CALM - 0300 58 58 58 

Helpline and webchat available 5pm to midnight every day 

thecalmzone.net 

 

SAMARITANS - 116 123 

www.samaritans.org 

 

MAYTREE - 020 7263 7070 

A sanctuary for the suicidal 

www.maytree.org.uk/index.php 

 

MIND - 0300 123 3393 

Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm 

www.mind.org.uk