Mental Health Support

If you or anyone you know is experiencing mental health problems or need support, then there are lots of places you can go to for help. The following contacts have been supplied by England Athletics.


Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call) Email: Website: Provides confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.

Recovery College - coping during the pandemic

Website: Free online course for everyone in response to the recent global Coronavirus pandemic. Plus anyone anywhere can access the other 30+ courses on the site by creating a free account.

The Mental Health Foundation

Website: Provides advice on how to look after your mental health including ten practical ideas such as keeping active, eating well and talking about your feelings.

Mind InfoLine

Telephone: 0300 123 3393 (9am5pm Monday to Friday) Email: Website: Mind provides confidential mental health information services. With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental distress, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Our local association is Solent Mind Phone 023 8202 7810 Email:


Website: Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, and this is a safe place to listen, share and be heard. Our “Being active” theme helps community members easily share and find content about being active, to motivate, inspire and support each other.