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The role of the 12th Man is to talk openly about mental health, to listen, and to signpost people to additional support if they need it. In sports, if a teammate is injured a sensible suggestion would be that they seek professional support so that they can come back stronger. The 12th Man does the same.

A quick internet search for mental health services in your area will also help you find out what’s available locally, but it’s always sensible to recommend that people visit their GP as a starting point. It’s also important to remember that social connections and physical activity have a real benefit to people’s mental health and general well-being. This can be part of recovery, a tactic to prevent mental health problems or simply a way of maintaining positive health and wellbeing. Using the 12th Man kit can be a good way of normalising mental health and encouraging people to talk about it in everyday life.


NHS Every Mind Matters

Expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing, so discover what works for you.




Heads Together

Centre for Mental Health

Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health First Aid England



Counselling Directory

A nationwide database of qualified counsellors and therapists

Men's Health Forum


Mentell provides circles for men aged 18+ to talk in a safe and confidential space, free from advice and judgement.


MenTalkHealth is a podcast and training provider that works to get men talking about mental health for the benefit of everyone. We do this by sharing lived experiences and conversations from a range of people who have a story to share. We share the honesty, the humour, and the challenges in order to show others that these conversations do not have to be hidden.

Anxiety UK

Bipolar UK

No Panic

OCD Action



An online wellbeing community for young people


Young Minds


Hub of Hope

This app helps us find mental health support services across the country


Catch It



A national text service for mental health support