Today sees the official launch of the service – at the Riverside Stadium – in a month that marks Mental Health Week. The players will be wearing special warm-up t-shirts to mark the launch and are fully behind the campaign.

Midfielder Adam Clayton said: “Mental Health is so important and we can’t do enough to increase awareness and encourage people to talk and share their feelings. Talk Today have a very clear and important message, and we can only hope that what we are doing can spread the word and help people.”

We will be remembering those we have loved that have taken their own lives while sending a very clear message to the men of Teesside that it’s okay to not be okay! 

Talk Today said: “This is about saving people from believing there is no other way than to take your life. Something that’s greatly important and needed in our lovely little town. Together we can save people. Remember it’s okay to not be okay.  Contact us now if you need to talk. UTB!”

ABOUT TALK TODAY

Talk Today is developing a suicide prevention support service to the males of Middlesbrough.

Using Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat TALK TODAY will provide a service that people can send a message to if they feel that they need help but don’t know where to turn, we have people who will call you back and listen to you, we can help you to find out where you can get help from professionals and arrange to meet you in a location which feels safe to you.

We will be introducing a wellbeing wingman program. A different kind of wing man who will be there for a chat, to go for a walk, play pool or just go for a coffee.

We want your feedback on what will help you to improve your mental health and be here to support you on your journey.

We are not counsellors or therapists we are a group of people who are willing to listen, we will help you find the right path to start your personal journey back to happiness.

*We are not a crisis intervention service*

Find out more about Talk Today