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Time to Talk Day

3rd February 2022

Today is Time to Talk Day: the nation’s biggest mental health conversation.

Talking about mental health with friends, colleagues and family reduces stigma and help create supportive communities where anyone can talk openly when they do not feel ok and feel empowered to seek help when they need it.

The Club, along with our charity Big Hearts and all members of the Hearts family would encourage all supporters today and every day to come together and talk, listen and help save lives.  

Wellbeing and mental health support is already being delivered at the Stadium and more services will be made available soon. It’s time to talk.

 

Starting on 14 February: The Changing Room at Hearts

A pioneering project from the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH), The Changing Room is open to male supporters aged 30 to 64 and has one goal: to promote men’s positive mental health through the power of the beautiful game. Hearts fans meets up on Mondays from 6pm to 7:30pm in The Shed, Wheatfield Stand. Registrations are open to attend the next group starting on 14th February. To find out more, visit the Big Hearts’ website: http://www.bighearts.org.uk/programmes/the-changing-room/ or email thechangingroom@bighearts.org.uk 

 

Soon at Tynecastle Park: young people’s mental health support

This week Big Hearts, the Club’s charity, announced a new partnership ‘Wellbeing Together South West’ which aims to provide essential early mental health & wellbeing support to children and young people aged 5 to 25. With 3-year funding from the Scottish Government, via the City of Edinburgh council, Big Hearts will be able to offer a range of free support services at the Stadium in the coming weeks. Find out more on the Big Hearts’ website: http://www.bighearts.org.uk/news/wellbeing-together-launch/  or email wellbeingtogether@spacescot.org 

 

Need to talk? Confidential support services are available

You can talk about anything that is troubling you, no matter how difficult.

-        Samaritans are there to listen 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and it’s always free to call from any landline or mobile phone. Call 116 123 to talk to Samaritans, or email jo@samaritans.org 

-        Call 111 to talk to NHS 24’s mental health hub.

-        Text “SHOUT” to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, text “YM” if you are under 19.

-        Call 0800 83 85 87 to talk to Breathing Space or go to their website for more info about their webchat service. The service is open 24 hours at weekends (6pm Friday - 6am Monday) and 6pm to 2am on weekdays (Monday - Thursday).