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

FAQ's About Mental Health

What are mental health problems?

In many ways, mental health is just like physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it. Mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year. They range from common problems, such as depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

What types of mental health issues are there?

There are many different mental health problems. Some of them have similar symptoms, so you may experience the symptoms of more than one mental health problem, or be given several diagnoses at once; Or you might not have any particular diagnosis, but still be finding things very difficult. Everyone’s experience is different & can change at different times.

Am I the only one who feels this way?

Experiencing a mental health problem is often upsetting, confusing and frightening – particularly at first. If you become unwell, you may feel that it's a sign of weakness, or that you are 'losing your mind'. However, in reality, mental health problems are a common human experience.

What else might I experience?

There are some difficult feelings and behaviours which are often associated with mental health problems, such as: Panic Attacks, Self Harm, Suicidal Feelings, Psychosis & many more.

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