'You are not alone' says Foundation PlayMaker
There are many fans of Crystal Palace who are deeply committed to their community and want to help Palace for Life Foundation make a difference to the lives of south Londoners.
One of those people is Foundation PlayMaker and Palace season ticket holder Mo Tulloch. Editor of a prestigious legal journal, Mo spends her evenings and weekends volunteering with Bromley Samaritans, who provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.
On Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May), she wants local people who are facing challenges in their lives to know that they are not alone, and that there are people who can help. Mo said:
“We [the Samaritans] receive phone calls, emails, text messages, and get visits from people who are depressed, anxious, lonely, suicidal, bereaved, or who have physical or mental health problems and find that they can’t cope, feel lost, or just want someone to listen to them.
“We are here to offer emotional support, do not judge, and offer a safe place where you can talk about anything. To find out why people ring us, and how we help, please visit our website – https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help-you/how-our-service-helps/personal-experiences-contacting-samaritans”
Throughout Mental Health Awareness week, the Foundation have highlighted projects such as the Team Mates programme in schools, which tackles mental health at an early age, and the Croydon Eagles Mental Health Football Team, run for people living with a mental illness.