It’s #TimetoTalk – Join the campaign
On Thursday 5th February, the PFA will be supporting #TimetoTalk Day.
1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any given year - but nearly 9 out of 10 people who experience them say they face stigma and discrimination as a result.
Mental Health is something that impacts everyone, football players included! Show your support by tweeting, using the hashtag #TimetoTalk and encouraging others to get involved.
#TimetoTalk Day encourages supporters to get talking about mental health by taking 5 minutes to have a conversation.
By talking about mental health more often, we are ending the silence and breaking down the stigma and discrimination surrounding the subject.
The PFA has a 24/7 helpline that is available 365 days of the year if members need someone to talk to, as well as a nation-wide network of 48 counsellors for current and former players to access.
PFA members can speak with us privately and in confidence:
For more information about #TimetoTalk day visit: time-to-change.org.uk/timetotalkday.
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