One in four of us will experience issues with our mental health, and sports men and women are no different.
On the Sporting Couch, hosted by sports broadcaster and psychotherapist Gary Bloom, is a ground-breaking series of programmes that addresses mental health issues in sport.
It features elite sportspeople who have been brave enough to undertake an on-air therapy session to talk candidly about their struggles.
If you have been affected by any part of the programmes, there are a number of organisations that could help you. They include…
Mental Health Foundation
020 7803 1101
Improving the lives of those with mental health problems or learning difficulties.
020 7780 7300
Supports people through mental health services.
Time to Change (http://www.time-to-change.org.uk)
0845 123 2320
Provides information and support to those who are affected by depression via publications, supporter services and a network of self-help groups.
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
Through the BACP you can find out more about counselling services in your area.
0843 28 98 401 (every day from 9am-8pm)
PANDAS Foundation vision is to support every individual with pre (antenatal), postnatal depression or postnatal psychosis in England, Wales and Scotland. We campaign to raise awareness and remove the stigma. We provide our PANDAS Help Line, Support Groups offer online advice to all and much more.
Gives free confidential information and advice to help people sort out their money, legal, consumer and other problems.
Support for children and young people
020 7336 8445
Provides information and advice for anyone with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person.
Free, national helpline for children and young people in trouble or danger.
Listening, support and information service run by students for students.
Other places you could go for support
Infoline on issues relating to older people.
Lesbian and Gay Switchboard
020 7837 7324
Provides information, support and referral services.
020 7346 6700
The UKs largest organisation working with refugees and asylum seekers.
0300 100 1234
Offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support.
A free, confidential directory of trained, professional counsellors and therapists in the UK.
Teacher Support Network
08000 562 561
A 24/7 telephone support line which gives teachers access to professional coaches and counsellors 365 days a year. The network also campaigns for change within schools and education policy in order to improve the wellbeing, mental and physical health of teachers.
08444 775 774
Works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy.
Samaritans is also there to listen, so if you’re finding life tough then call 24/7 free on 116 123 or visit samaritans.org.