Saints By Your Side

Saints By Your Side

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OFF YOUR GAME? WE'RE IN YOUR CORNER

Saints By Your Side is a mental health programme run by Saints Foundation in partnership with Southampton FC and Hampshire & Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board.
 
Together, we're kickstarting the conversation around mental health and encouraging our community to get talking – this site is full of useful tips to improve wellbeing and signposts towards more help available.
 
We know that men are far less likely to seek support for their mental health. Saints By Your Side has a role to play in tackling the problem – launching later this year, we'll be running 12-week programmes of support sessions here at St Mary's Stadium, giving men from the local community a space to come together and learn ways to improve their wellbeing. Register your interest below.

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In addition to the face-to-face programme of support for men living in Southampton, this website contains lots of useful advice and guidance designed to help anyone manage their mental health.

One in four of us is affected by a mental health problem in any year and many more of us know and care for people who do. If you imagine a packed St Mary’s on a matchday, one in four equates to just over the entire Chapel Stand. 

Suicide is the biggest killer of men aged 20-49 in England and Wales – if we talked about mental health as much as we talk about football, we can take steps to look out for ourselves and each other. So, let us tackle the stigma surrounding mental health together.

How to improve physical and mental wellbeing

Learn more about the Healthy Mind Platter and seven tips that we believe can help you live a healthier and happier life.

Where to find mental health support

See where you can find urgent help and a full A-Z list of mental health charities including organisations and support groups.

How to support friends and family

Read the top tips from the NHS on things you can do to help others.
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