Looking after your Wellbeing

Looking after your Wellbeing

Looking after your Wellbeing

How you feel as a person and as a player is important to us. If you do not feel okay or you are struggling, it's important that you seek help.


HOW can football can have a postive impact on your wellbeing?

  • Football is exercise and this is good for your overall health
  • Football can help you make friends 
  • Football can help you feel a part of a team
  • Football can help you build your confidence and self esteem
  • Football can teach you hard work annd discipline
  • Football is enjoyable 
  • Football allows you to be yourself
  • Football allows you to encourage and help others
  • Football can give you many happy experiences
  • Football can come with opportunity
  • Football can come with many rewards
  • Football is inclusive 
  • Football can have a positive impact on your mental health 
  • Football can make you feel good about yourself


Watch our Feel Well, Play Well video below. Health and well-being are fundamental to sport, and the FAW joined with UEFA to promote the benefits and importance of following active, healthy lifestyles by playing football. It is important to try and lead a healthy lifestyle such as eating a healthy balanced diet. 

Tips for a healthy lifestyle:

  • Exercise is a great way for you to relax and keep fit. You can do this by joining a club or sports team or just by going out and playing with friends.
  • Get regular sleep 
  • Have a healthy balanced diet 
  • Go out with friends and have fun
  • Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated


Mental health is about how we feel, think and act.  Sometimes we feel good, sometimes we dont.  It's important to pay attention to how you feel, think and act on a regular basis. 

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health and if you are stuggling or do not feel okay, it is important you talk to someone or seek help. 1 in 4 people stuggle with mental health. It is okay not to be okay, however it is important you get help. 

Please watch our 'Dont Bottle it Up' video below.

Tips for your mental health:

  • Find hobbies and interests
  • Be kind to yourself and others
  • Talk to someone if you have anything on your mind
  • Understand that everyone can have a bad day and is normal to sometimes feel sad
  • Build positive routines and habits
  • Learn to relax
  • Enjoy the moment
  • know you are not alone
  • Talk openly about your feelings

If you are struggling with your mental health or you do need support, you can:

Talk to an adult you trust
Such as:

  • Your Parents
  • Your Club Safeguarding Officer
  • Your Coach
  • Your Teacher
  • Another Family Member
  • A friend

Alternatively you can seek support and guidance from the following organisations that have been set up to help young people who are struggling:

Childline: Feeling Upset 
Childline believes that whatever your worrry, it's better out than in. You can do a 1-2-1 councellor chat, call them for free on 0800 1111 or even send them an email- whatever you feel more comfortable with. Childline will ensure confidentiality and this means they will not tell anyone what you tell them, unless they are really worried about you. If you access their website they also provide:

  • Advice on what action you can take if you do not feel okay
  • Information and advice on a number of different topics, such as abuse, neglect, bullying, school, friends, feelings etc.
  • Activities that you can do to make yourself feel better 
  • Provide you with a mood journal so you can track your mood

Please click on the above link to access this information

YOUNG MINDS:  Supporting you and your mental health

Young Minds says that if you are struggling with feelings, you are not alone.  They are there to provide you with support and information on areas such as mental health, coping with life, feelings, mental health conditions, medications, supporting your friends and real stories. Please click on the above link to access this information. 

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