Mental Wellbeing &
Suicide Prevention

Through Cricket


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


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


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


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...

Run The First One Slow

Run The First One Slow

HUNNINGHAM CRICKETERS TAKE ON A 24 HOUR CHALLENGE FOR OPENING UP We don't need to dwell on 2020 too much to realise it's been different. When the club season finally arrived in the UK it came with sanitation breaks, altered formats and uncertainty. There's definitely...

Spending Less & Living More

Spending Less & Living More

On the 23 March, Prime Minister Boris Johnson made an address to the nation that was going to dramatically change our lives. We were instructed to only leave our house for essential shopping trips, for one form of exercise per day, to collect medication, or to...

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