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:
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:
Talk to an adult you trust
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:
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.