Sports clubs have the power to make some noise about Time to Talk Day and spread the message that talking and listening about mental health can change lives. Whether it’s in the stands, at the club house or in the changing rooms, here are some ideas to spark conversations about mental health.
Get as many people as you can talking about mental health with a bespoke event. It could be a conversation-led warm up/cool down at a training session, a games night at your club house, a lunch and learn session. Promote your event with a customisable poster.
Feel free to also use our tips in newsletters or digital spaces in your club. They could be left on spectator seats, posted out with tickets, slipped into programmes. Feel free to use the tips on them in newsletters or digital spaces in your club.
Sports clubs are unique in that they have many corners to promote things. Download our posters and think about where they could be best placed to get noticed: behind toilet doors, next to the bar, in emails, on lockers. Get creative!
Your website and social media channels help you keep connected to your athletes, coaches, fans and community and this is a great way to inspire conversations about mental health. The more shares, likes and comments we get, the further we can spread the message. Remember to use #TimetoTalk.
Download our poster artwork to use in your match day programmes. You may also like to include an editorial about Time to Talk Day and the importance of talking and listening. If so, quotes and personal stories from coaches, players or fans experiencing mental health problems are a powerful way to challenge stigma.