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Mental Health Awareness Event ‘Balls to That’ | What We Learnt

Jessica Tabinor Candidate Hub

Mental health awareness

Last week Morson were delighted to host Sale Sharks Community Trust where they delivered their emotive and inspiring mental health awareness session called ‘Balls to That’ to over 40 Morson employees and clients. 

The session was designed to raise awareness of mental health symptoms and coping techniques, led by army veteran and deaf rugby star Craig Monaghan who uses his powerful, personal journey to educate others on how to tackle mental health head-on. 

To read the full round-up of the event and watch the video, click here.

To refresh, below is a list of signs and symptoms of someone struggling with mental health issues and the key messages taken from ‘Balls to That’ to help you assist a colleague, friend or family member.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Out of character
  • Confused thinking
  • Prolonged depression (sadness or irritability)
  • Extreme emotions EG, highs and lows, anger
  • Excessive fears, worries and anxieties
  • Social withdrawal
  • Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Strange thoughts (delusions)
  • Seeing or hearing things that aren't there (hallucinations)
  • Growing inability to cope with daily problems and activities
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Numerous unexplained physical ailments
  • Substance use

 INFORMAL HELP

  • Ask somebody ‘How are you?’ 
  • Talk to people 
  • Build a support network (EG Sports teams) 
  • Refocussing 
  • Set small goals 
  • Provide opportunities for people 

Similarly, please see below links that you might find useful should you need them, some of which were mentioned during the talk. 


​If you would like more information about Balls to That or any of the other work done by the community trust please email Jack.Leech@salesharks.com