Mental Wellbeing &
Suicide Prevention

Through Cricket

OUR SESSIONS

We provide free sessions promoting positive mental health to leagues, clubs, players and coaches.

MEDIA & RESOURCES

Check out our podcast and downloads, along with the best mental health apps from the web.

HELP & SUPPORT

A comprehensive list of where to get mental health support for you, your friends or loved ones.

Who We Are…

Opening Up Cricket was formed in response to the death of Sefton Park CC wicket keeper, Alex Miller, and a will to promote positive mental health in our sport.

Alex took his own life in December 2012, and in the year that followed his team mates supported the work of CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) to pay tribute to him. This has continued but as the season following his passing came to a close, there was a thought to do something more lasting and further reaching…

Who We Support

An absolutely fantastic session, learning about how we can be positive and proactive with our mental health

 Edinburgh University CC

What an inspiring and informative chat! Thank you Mark for taking the time to come and speak to us. We really appreciate it

Worcestershire Women’s Rapids

Brilliant and thought provoking talk last night. Some great conversations were had and we thoroughly recommend getting in touch with Mark

 Toft CC

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RecoverMe

RecoverMe

We are currently in the middle of Safer Gambling Week in the UK, a period dedicated to promoting ways to avoid problems in this area. Having seen the text advertising this on Fulham’s shirts in their game against Everton it reminded me of how high the profile of the...

COVID-19 and its impact on our mental health

COVID-19 and its impact on our mental health

2020 has been an extraordinary year so far. The Coronavirus has changed the world and therefore had a significant impact on everyone on the planet. Even if we haven’t contracted the virus and don’t know anyone who has, the way we live and our...

Dealing With The Grief Of Suicide

Dealing With The Grief Of Suicide

I was fortunate enough to have a very good childhood. I had two loving parents, a younger sister and an older brother who were the perfect siblings. I was given the opportunity and platform to thrive. I was lucky to be talented at several sports, having played...

Welcome To The New Opening Up!

Welcome To The New Opening Up!

We're delighted to welcome you to the new Opening Up Cricket website, powered by our supporters Key & Eagle Digital Media! Key & Eagle Digital Media are one of the fastest-growing digital media agencies in the North-West, and their ever-growing client list...

Following On- Alex’s Story

Following On- Alex’s Story

I started playing cricket at the age of 7 as we lived local to a cricket club. At the age of 11 I first represented Lancashire U11s; also on the team was Andrew Flintoff known as Freddie. I progressed through the age groups U15s, U16s and U19s by the age of 17. I also...

The Joy Of Cricket

The Joy Of Cricket

Starting playing club cricket at the age of 33 sounds daunting. For Andrew Edwards of Chirk CC it just felt like the right time."I had gained confidence from getting fitter at the gym and thought I'd give playing a go" he says. It's decision that has enriched a life...

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