Editorial

FWA teams up with Tony Adams’ SIX MHS group

FWA can now offer members help with mental health and addiction issues via dedicated helpline

We are delighted to announce a partnership with SIX Mental Health Solutions (SIX MHS) – founded by former England and Arsenal captain, Tony Adams MBE.  https://www.sixmhs.com/

SIX MHS will provide FWA members with mental health and addiction services designed to support their wellbeing.

SIX MHS is providing:

• A dedicated and confidential helpline specifically for FWA members: 07360 531632 

• Access to the SIX MHS Registered Mental Health Nurses and triage team, who can provide advice, and offer members an appointment for a free detailed assessment. If appropriate, a bespoke care-plan will be created, which might include: 

  • Matching you with one of over 160 therapists, counsellors and specialists in the SIX MHS network to provide the specific support you need. 
  • Access to SIX MHS’s class-leading addiction recovery services, through their 90 in 90 Addiction Outpatient Programme. 

Members can call the helpline for support Monday to Friday, 9:00-17:00.  If you’re worried about starting the conversation, you can text the number or email SIX (helpline@sixmhs.com) and someone will call you back during the next working day. 

SIX MHS is a private and confidential external organisation. As many members will know, Tony Adams has battled with addiction, inspiring him to become an advocate for mental health. He founded the Sporting Chance charity which has been helping sportspeople for over 20 years. 

He said, “People often find it hard to ask for help. Many of our staff have lived experience, both of mental health issues and addiction, so we can understand exactly what you’re going through.  We are delighted to be working with the FWA and are really looking forward to supporting FWA members.” 

FWA Chief Executive, Paul McCarthy, said, “This initiative is a major step forward in the FWA’s support for its members, especially at a time when uncertainty in the industry is at its highest. So much credit for this support system must go to former Chair, Carrie Brown, who made the implementation of a mental health protocol for members a major plank of her tenure as Chair.”

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