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โŒ Unfortunately our Little Dribblers Playgroup on Thursday has been cancelled. But don't worry, we'll be back nextโ€ฆ https://t.co/SJRBeWTQJk

RT @BeaconofLight: ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ ๐๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ญ๐ž! @andysmanclubuk cooking up a storm in our kitchen - great craic from the lads taking part. https://โ€ฆ

๐Ÿฅณ Wishing Dan Neil a very happy 20th birthday! Thank you for your support, it was great to have you at out Gala Dโ€ฆ https://t.co/TRApZOB31R

๐ŸŸ ๐™ˆ๐˜ผ๐™๐˜พ๐™ƒ๐˜ฟ๐˜ผ๐™” ๐˜พ๐™‡๐™๐˜ฝ โšฝ A full day out of football for just ยฃ20! Play football at the Beacon of Light and then head oโ€ฆ https://t.co/QxCL0aqIy6

A busy week in ๐Ÿ”ดโšช๏ธ https://t.co/nfuWAvwHPL

๐Ÿ‘Š Who remembers The Rock?! โšฝ He made 35 appearances for #SAFC between 2009-11, scoring one goal. ๐ŸŽ‰ The Ghanaianโ€ฆ https://t.co/OOqQA4Wfz1

๐Ÿ’ป Generate donations for the Foundation when you shop with Amazon this #CyberMonday โ–ช๏ธ Download / update Amazon apโ€ฆ https://t.co/mUQAgYfPlN

RT @BeaconofLight: ๐ŸŒจ๐ŸŒช ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’‚๐’๐’Ž ๐’‚๐’‡๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’๐’“๐’Žโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ“ธ Kev Wilson https://t.co/N39ztJEbDp

โšฝ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐—ป! Keep the kids entertained in the run up to Christmas with our festive football courses... ๐Ÿ”น Tuesโ€ฆ https://t.co/0FdTPT0r2T

RT @FoLScholars: โšฝ๏ธ OPEN TRIAL โšฝ๏ธ Have you got what it takes to be part of the team and โ€ฆ.. โœ… Play in a National League โœ… Train at Top Fโ€ฆ

RT @BeaconofLight: โ„๏ธ ๐—ช๐—œ๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฅ ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—œ๐—ก๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐ŸŽ„ Perfect venue for your clubโ€™s winter training and gamesโ€ฆ โ–ช๏ธ Reduced rate 3G caged and floodlit piโ€ฆ

๐ŸŽ A great Christmas idea - and a great gesture from @sunderlandsmile, check out his charity wildlife calendar withโ€ฆ https://t.co/UQrlYJFuvu

Free course for @believehousing tenants, focussing on families working together using the power of football! ๐Ÿ  Coโ€ฆ https://t.co/SXqGEtsqaF

RT @BeaconofLight: ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐— ๐—”๐—ง๐—–๐—› ๐—จ๐—ฃ๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ โคต๏ธ

The lasses back on home turf! You love to see it ๐Ÿ˜ https://t.co/PbDibacVvK

๐Ÿฅณ #SAFC FA Cup winner Dennis Tueart celebrates his 72nd birthday today. Many happy returns Dennis, thank you forโ€ฆ https://t.co/yz48DVebtg

โ˜•๏ธ Great to have Aisha join our coffee morning - and brave our rather competitive bingo round! As part of our partโ€ฆ https://t.co/hb3h8D17JA

RT @FoLScholars: ๐Ÿง  PSYCH WORKSHOP ๐Ÿง  โœ… Great to welcome former student @jakab_simon from @sunderlanduni to deliver a workshop to our curreโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ’ช FIT BLACK CATS is our free health and fitness programme that helps #SAFC fans stay active and improve their lifeโ€ฆ https://t.co/3tReTQ2mRo

RT @StopSmokingSun: Need some #MondayMotivationโ“ Make today the day for taking that first step on your quit journey๐Ÿšญ Here's Tim, our servโ€ฆ

Head’s First for Mental Health

The Sunderland AFC community is coming together to pledge its support for positive mental health, encouraging fans, staff and players to look after themselves and each other.

We have a host of useful resources available on this page to help you, your friends and family find the right support and live happier and healthier lives.

Please note: these services are not suitable for people needing immediate support.

Suicide feelings and thoughts are not your fault. They do not have to continue.

Call:

Initial Response Team 0303 123 1145

Samaritans 116 123

www.samaritans.org

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Fans Mental Health Pledge

Be a game changer and help us to end the stigma around mental health. By signing our Heads First Fans Mental Health Pledge you will help us by:

  • demonstrating positive attitudes towards mental health
  • not being afraid to start those difficult conversations with friends, family and colleagues
  • encouraging those who may be struggling to find help and support

It only takes two minutes, but it can make the world of difference. So, show you care and help demonstrate its ok not to be ok and that weโ€™re all in this together.

Sign the Pledge today!

 

Get Set to Go

In partnership with Washington Mind, we want to get more people moving. Get Set to Go will help you find the right physical activity for you, supporting you to stay healthy in body and min.

Get Set to Go is a free 12-week programme which will run throughout the football season with the first course starting at the Beacon of Light on Thursday 17th October, 1-3pm.

To sign-up please email kevin.darke@foundationoflight.co.uk

Evenings and weekend courses will start later in the year.

For more detailed information about visit our Get Set To Go information

 

Matchday Mental Health Hub

Our new Matchday Mental Health Hub is the first of its kind in the UK and is provided by Branch Liaison Committee (BLC) and Washington Mind.

The Hub offers a free, informal and confidential drop-in service for home and away supporters on SAFC home matchdays at the Beacon of Light. Hosted by trained councillors from Washington Mind and a trained volunteer from the Branch Liaison Council, the Hub will support fans in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

To find out more you can watch a video from the launch on Sunderland AFC’s news pageย or email branchliaison@gmail.com

 

Be a Game Changer

We have joined forces with Newcastle United Foundation to launch #BeAGameChanger, encouraging people across our region to talk openly about mental health and provide tips on how to improve your physical and mental wellbeing.

As football fans we keep a close eye on our team โ€“ and we know you keep a close eye on your mates too.

For further information visit our dedicated Be a Game Changer page.

 

NHS Veteranโ€™s Complex Mental Health Service

This is an enhanced local-community-based service based at the Beacon of Light, for ex-service personnel who have military-related complex mental health problems that haven’t improved with earlier care and treatment.

The service provides intensive care and treatment including, but not limited to, support for drug and alcohol misuse, physical health, employment, housing, relationships and finances, as well as occupational and trauma-focused therapies.

For further information visit the NHS mental health services page.

 

NHS Every Mind Matters

Making better choices today can have a big impact on your health. One You is here to help you get healthier and feel better with free tips, tools and support. Whether it’s moving more, eating more healthily or checking yourself โ€“ One You can help you make small, practical changes that fit in with your life.

Find out more via NHS One You