Friday 10th September is World Suicide Prevention Day. As a County FA we never underestimate the role football can play in raising awareness, supporting people’s wellbeing.
The positive impact football has on thousands of players, volunteers, spectators and the wider football family is.
Kent FA are committed to raising awareness today and beyond, to look after the football community in Kent and to create valuable partnerships with organisations to support this.
Kent FA have partnered with CALM UK to pledge our support and campaign for a happier future, to support the players, parents and coaches around us whilst always having mental health and wellbeing at the heart of our work. CALM are incredibly supportive of Kent FA and all involved in adult football in Kent.
In the youth game we work with our friends at Kooth and the Tommy Cush Foundation to deliver a national first for a County FA. To provide qualified Mental Health Champions on the ground and accessible help and signposting for all youth players.
Our commitment to raising awareness this season will go further then ever before. For the first time Kent FA will dedicate the first round of all adult county cups to help spread the message and break the stigma around mental health. We want clubs to start the conversation, the importance of supporting your teammates should be as easy and calling ‘down the line’.
To find out more information on any of the organisations please visit the links below.
Tommy Crush Foundation