We promote mental wellbeing and suicide prevention through cricket through two main areas...
* 'Mind & Body' training sessions delivered to clubs and groups within the sport to address mental fitness and health
* It's Not Weak To Speak campaign
Did you know?
1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year
Mental health disorders (particularly depression and substance abuse) are associated with more than 90% of all cases of suicide.
Suicide is the most common cause of death for men aged 20-49 years in England and Wales
In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide. Suicide is now among the three leading causes of death among those aged 15-44 (male and female).
The project was set up following the death of Sefton Park CC wicketkeeper Alex Miller by team mates wanting to start conversations about mental health to prevent further instances of suicide.
Cricket was the biggest joy in Alex’s life and it provides so many benefits to those who play it so having worked with CALM in 2013 to raise money it was decided to create something specific to our sport to honour his memory.