Get your sports clubs talking

Sports clubs have the power to make some noise about Time to Talk Day and spread the message that talking and listening about mental health can change lives. Whether it’s in the stands, at the club house or in the changing rooms, here are some ideas to spark conversations about mental health.

Special events

Get as many people as you can talking about mental health with a bespoke event. It could be a conversation-led warm up/cool down at a training session, a games night at your club house, a lunch and learn session. Promote your event with a customisable poster.

Hand out tip cards

Feel free to also use our tips in newsletters or digital spaces in your club. They could be left on spectator seats, posted out with tickets, slipped into programmes.

Use your space

Sports clubs are unique in that they have many corners to promote things. Download our posters and think about where they could be best placed to get noticed: behind toilet doors, next to the bar, in emails, on lockers. Get creative!

Share online

Your website and social media channels help you keep connected to your athletes, coaches, fans and community and this is a great way to inspire conversations about mental health. The more shares, likes and comments we get, the further we can spread the message. Remember to use #TimetoTalk. Download our digital assets.

In-programme ads or editorials

Download our poster artwork to use in your match day programmes. You may also like to include an editorial about Time to Talk Day and the importance of talking and listening. If so, quotes and personal stories from coaches, players or fans experiencing mental health problems are a powerful way to challenge stigma. Spread the word about what you’ve got planned online and tag your posts with #TimetoTalk.

Spread the word about what you’ve got planned online and tag your posts with #TimetoTalk.


How to take part

You could host a tea and talk event in your community centre, put some posters up on a community notice board, run a lunch and learn in the office. It can be as simple as texting a friend. However you do it, make space for a conversation on Time to Talk Day.

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