Chester FC supporting Mental Health Awareness Week

May 9, 2022 Jim Green

Chester FC Community Trust is supporting Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health.

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, this year’s week takes place between May 9th and 15th with the theme of loneliness

One in four adults feel lonely some or all of the time. There’s no single cause and there’s no one solution. After all, we’re all different! But, the longer we feel lonely, the more we are at risk of mental health problems. Some people are also at higher risk of feeling lonely than others.

Dealing with loneliness can be difficult. But there are things we can all do to cope with loneliness and prevent some of the negative feelings and mental health problems that can come with it.

The Community Trust provides two weekly football sessions for men and women who have experienced a mental health problem.

We work to raise awareness and tackle the stigma of mental health, and encourage supporters to make time this week to check in on friends and family members.

If you need someone to talk to, the following organisations are there to help.


The Samaritans offer emotional support 24 hours a day in full confidence. Call free on 116 123 or email


Mind offer an information line to answer questions about:

  • types of mental health problem
  • where to get help
  • drug and alternative treatments
  • advocacy.

Call the Mind infoline on 0300 123 3393 or email

Shout Crisis Text Line

For support in a crisis, text Shout to 85258.

If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support.

Shout can help with urgent issues such as:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Abuse or assault
  • Self-harm
  • Bullying
  • Relationship challenges