Published on: 3rd September 2019

Bury Healthy Minds is running a wellbeing session for Bury Football Club fans experiencing any emotional distress or upset, by the news of the club’s expulsion from the football league.

Bury FC.jpgThis will provide a safe space for you to reflect on your emotions and recap on tips you can use to look after yourself at this time.

When: Friday 6 September, 10.30am – 12pm.

Where: Peel Room, Elizabethan Suite, Bury Town Hall, Knowsley St, Bury, BL9 0ST

Please note this session can support 80 people.

Liz Woodings, Bury Healthy Minds service manager, said:

“With Bury FC playing such a big role in many people’s lives, strong emotional reactions are completely understandable. It’s normal to feel very upset in circumstances like this because it’s such a big loss to our local community and identity.

"It’s important to take the time to look after yourself when you’re feeling down or struggling with feelings of grief or loss.”

  • As a reminder, here are some tips that can also help you to look after yourself:
  • Talk to others about how you’re feeling and share your emotions so they can offer support
  • Find your tribe with other supporters who will understand your sense of loss
  • Avoid drugs or drink, they won’t help your mood in the long run and could make things worse
  • Look after yourself by eating well and getting enough sleep
  • Do relaxing comforting things like going for a walk or having a bath
  • Carry on with other hobbies or activities you enjoy
  • Think carefully about how much time you spend on social media and watching the news, switch it off if it’s not helping
  • Our self-help resources can offer support for lots of aspects of your mental health. Click here to find out more.
  • If you’re struggling with stronger feelings or feeling very overwhelmed you might find it helpful to speak to your GP.

We’re also looking at some options for more sessions in future.