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๐Ÿ˜ Things you love to see... Our @SScolars giving it their all during their first week @BeaconofLightโ€ฆ https://t.co/gEQoTJURwM

๐Ÿ’ช Your @SunderlandRTC coaching and backroom team for 2020-21... ๐Ÿค— Have any of our coaches made a difference to youโ€ฆ https://t.co/I0gCmiGqGW

๐™‡๐™„๐™๐™๐™‡๐™€ ๐˜ฟ๐™๐™„๐˜ฝ๐˜ฝ๐™‡๐™€๐™๐™Ž ๐Ÿ”น 9.30-11.30am ๐Ÿ”น Every Tuesday and Friday ๐Ÿ”น Up to age 5 ๐Ÿ”น ยฃ2 ๐Ÿ“ฉ jack.pringle@foundationoflightโ€ฆ https://t.co/mEMWJaWHKZ

๐Ÿ‘Don't just take our word for it, here's @Tweed_Barnesy with the details on our next #TacklingLonelinessTogether seโ€ฆ https://t.co/F6nwquS33v

๐ŸŽ‰ Happy birthday to former #SAFC midfielder Kieron Brady - the ex Black Cat is a big supporter of the Foundation anโ€ฆ https://t.co/lKCQoFN1qi

๐Ÿค” #JoyOfMoving is not the first time @MrPeterAndre has been involved in a football or @SunderlandAFC initiative.โ€ฆ https://t.co/M272UEKtZu

๐““๐“ธ๐“ฒ๐“ท๐“ฐ ๐“•๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ญ๐“ช๐”‚๐“ผ ๐“ฆ๐“ป๐“ฒ๐“ฐ๐“ฑ๐“ฝ โšฝ Billy Wright, the son of #SAFC legend Arthur Wright, is helping the Foundation to support fโ€ฆ https://t.co/JCTnPMA1aR

๐Ÿ‘Š ๐”น๐”ธโ„‚๐•‚ ๐•€โ„• ๐•‹โ„๐”ผ ๐”พ๐”ธ๐•„๐”ผ Aged 19+ and unsure what to do next, our employability course could be just the ticket... ๐Ÿ”บ 76%โ€ฆ https://t.co/9OSKFsUAgq

RT @BeaconofLight: ๐Ÿ‘Š Get back to business at the Beacon At only ยฃ10 to hire, our multi-use pitch is ideal for: โ–ซ๏ธBootcamps โ–ซ๏ธTraining andโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ† Our @PFA Community Champion, Tom Flanagan The @NorthernIreland international was recognised for his support ofโ€ฆ https://t.co/eK7ZEZSkRr

Deadlines for our 3๏ธโƒฃ vacancies is this Friday... โ–ช๏ธ Technical Skills Officer โ–ช๏ธ Administrator โ–ช๏ธ Youth Engagemโ€ฆ https://t.co/z35Sqyf6BJ

โญ Have any of our coaches helped you during the pandemic? As part of #UKCoachingWeek2020, we're being encouraged tโ€ฆ https://t.co/Qkpu3HFhDm

๐Ÿง  Ex SAFC man @dazzawill28 has spoke of the struggle he had after retiring from football ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://t.co/UfvAmDomcDโ€ฆ https://t.co/l9dSKpjQsO

RT @_mattpiper: Life is very precious! Please reach out ๐Ÿค if you are struggling in anyway to the @SAFCFoL ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿพ or similar organisations thatโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ’› Former #SAFC and @LCFC man @_mattpiper tried to take his own life having battled with drink and drug addiction aโ€ฆ https://t.co/tEgpjCOv2F

RT @BeaconofLight: ๐Ÿ‘Œ Some fantastic retro @SunderlandAFC kit choices by the lads joining us for five-a-side tonight... https://t.co/ZJ5arKrโ€ฆ

A few more photos of our U7-12 Ford Quarry Development Centre tonight, some top coaching on show!โ€ฆ https://t.co/dhrdXXSsJW

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