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Support for UCCL managers and players


It's been a number of weeks since lockdown as a result of the Corona Virus and these are tough and strange times that we’re living in right now......

On Thursday 28th May at 8:05pm on BBC One, there is a programme on supporting your mental health in a football environment, or if you’re a football person. In it Prince William is talking with quite a few Premier League stars. If you’re struggling at all, or know someone who is (especially during this pandemic), please watch. It could do a lot of practical help.


As always, if you’re struggling with anything mental, physical or spiritual please contact someone from the committee or your team manager. We’re all here to help. The UCCL has also put together a list below of some organisations, local and national, who can provide a broad range of support services for anything you may need. Please do take a look at each, and if there are any organisations you think would be helpful to others please let us know and we'll add them:

Christians Against Poverty
Whether it’s money worries keeping you up at night, you just can’t seem to shake that bad habit, or you’re tired of going for job interviews that never get you anywhere – CAP has a service that can help you.

Trussell Trust – Foodbanks
Food banks are designed to provide short-term, emergency support with food during a crisis. Their aim is to relieve the immediate pressure of the crisis by providing food, while also providing additional support to help people resolve the crises that they face.

Care for the Family
Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties.

Concern Cymru
Concern Cymru is a charitable counselling service run by Christians. Services are delivered by the charity’s team of 30 volunteer counsellors and psychotherapists, each of whom is professionally qualified. They offer free support (at the point of need) to people and communities across South Wales and beyond

Gweini Voluntary Support

Gweini support a range of Christian voluntary groups operating in local authorities across South and West Wales. Their website hosts a map of all these projects enabling easy access for any service you may need for support. Their support services include: employment, managing money and debt, health and wellbeing, family and food provision.

Cardiff Living Room
We are a community-based recovery centre that has an ‘all addictions’ approach (gambling, alcohol, sex, drugs and eating disorders etc) and welcomes anyone who needs support taking that first step towards recovery or wanting to maintain their ongoing recovery.

Speakeasy Cymru
Speakeasy Cymru provide free legal advice across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, tackling social welfare issues including welfare benefits, debt, housing and employment law.

Swansea Council for Voluntary Service
Swansea CVS is the umbrella organisations for voluntary activity throughout the city and county. They provide a wide ranger of information, advice and support services for the people of Swansea.