A recent study conducted in Australia analysed coaches awareness of mental health in youth sport as well as their ability to help support young people’s mental health. Although this study was not in the UK, it supports the idea that football-led interventions has the potential to contribute towards better mental health.
The subject of Mental Health is a very sensitive and complicated topic which tacklingstigma aims to create awareness of. My aim is to make this complicated content as accessible and engaging as possible. Below, are some of the key facts and figures for mental illness including those who have made contact mental health services.