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Chesterfield Football Club kicks off mental health partnership

Published: 7 March 2023

We are working in partnership with Chesterfield Football Club to promote mental health and wellbeing.

The club is working with our mental health team to share a wide variety of support to fans and visitors.

This includes information across the stadium around suicide prevention, mental health and a wide variety of other health and wellbeing support.

Staff from our public health team have also been on hand to provide healthy lifestyles advice and support to fans.

Our Cabinet Member for Health and Communities, Councillor Carol Hart said:

“Mental health is vital to us all and getting the right support and help early can make a big difference.

“Sadly, long term statistics show that men are more likely to take their own lives, and it is most common between the ages of 30 and 59. That’s why we are taking mental health support out to the places that they are likely to be.

“As well as working with Chesterfield Football Club we also offer free mental health training to barbers and other personal care professionals, offering support in environments where people feel safe and comfortable enough to share their thoughts.”

Mike Goodwin, Chairman of Chesterfield Football Club, said:

“It is vital that people in the community who need help with their mental health are provided with the necessary support.

“We are proud of our excellent relationship with Derbyshire County Council, and we will do everything we can to support their efforts to help those in the community who are struggling with their mental health.”

Our Live Life Better Derbyshire team is also offering support to fans during match days.

They’re carrying out body MOTs and talking about the free healthy lifestyles service that the council offers, including help around stop smoking, weight management and how to get more active.

Find mental health and wellbeing support.

The Derbyshire Mental Health Helpline is a freephone service available to everyone living in Derbyshire. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

If you or your loved one are experiencing distress or anxiety, or feeling that you cannot cope, tel: 0800 028 0077 for support over the phone.

Find out more about Live Life Better Derbyshire or tel: 0800 085 2299.