Blueharts HC support World Mental Health Day

Blueharts mental health team
Today is World Mental Health Day, Blueharts Hockey club are running a campaign over the week to raise awareness and understanding of mental health issues within their club community. 

Carol, who is leading the campaign at the club shares more around the campaign. 

‘As I’m sure many other clubs and organisations find, we have a number of players who have and are experiencing mental health problems of different kinds so we wanted to show our support for them whether they are open about it, don’t feel able or prefer not to be. It appears that being part of a hockey club really helps not just because of the physical exercise but a lot because of the support of teams and friendships made.’

Mental well being is a key strategy for Sport England, they have identified four main areas where physical exercise has mental benefits also. They are; 
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Lowers risk of depression and anxiety 
  • Reduced stress
  • Improved mood

Over the week Blueharts will be sharing a mix of general information and inspiring personal player stories who have agreed to share their experiences, challenges and how hockey at Blueharts helps them.

Blueharts mental health player

Please keep an eye out on Blueharts social media channels for those inspiring stories. For more information around mental health please check out the charity mind and Sport England. England Hockey are working towards signing up to the Mental Health Charter, you can read more here.

If you have an inspiring story or if your club wants to share what they are up too we want to hear from you! Please let us know by emailing stories@englandhockey.co.uk