As a charity our main area of support is that of pastoral and spiritual care, we try and help support chaplains in a variety of sporting setting to deliver this kind of high quality care through excellence in chaplaincy.

If you are searching or just intrigued about the Christian faith there are many ports of  call you may find enlightening, please find below just a few websites that you may find positive and helpful:

Remember we are here to help and you can always contact us in complete confidence admin@sportschaplaincy.org.uk or if would like to talk to someone regarding your issues or concerns, try one of our pastoral support directors (link to The Team) who would be privileged to listen and share with you;

Looking for God
http://www.lookingforgod.com/

Alpha
http://www.alpha.org/
Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. No pressure. No follow up. No charge.

Jesus Film
http://jesusfilmmedia.org/

Prayer
http://www.ucb.co.uk/prayerline
UCB Prayerline is all about bringing God into the equation of your life. This confidential service is available to you whoever you are and whatever background you come from. Whatever the issues you are facing

Church Finder
http://www.lookingforgod.com/churchfinder
Navigate to your local area to find a nearby church or if you know the church you are looking for, please use the index list below.

Community Money Advice
CMA has a network of over 140 affiliated advice centres across the country. Each year these centres help thousands of people escape from the blight of indebtedness by providing free, unconditional, fully confidential advice and practical support to people from all walks of life. Advice is specific to each client’s needs and advisers will give as much time and support as required until debts have been repaid and financial stability achieved; whilst the whole process also includes developing good money management skills.

Sporting Chance
0870 2200714
www.sportingchanceclinic.com  | info@sportingchanceclinic.com
Sporting Chance Clinic is one of the world’s most innovative centres for the treatment of behavioural problems among professional and amateur sports people specializing in alcohol, drug and gambling addictions to name but a few. Sporting Chance is a registered charity.

Relate
0300 100 1234
www.relate.org.uk
Helping with relationship issues

State of Mind
www.stateofmindrugby.com/cmspages/features/10-ways-tolook-after-your-state-of-mind/
An advisory website giving information and pointing to support for those with issues concerning mental health in sport.

Samaritans
08457 90 90 90
www.samaritans.org
If something’s troubling you, then get in touch, we’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Contact us now and find out more about how we can help: We help you talk things through, we keep everything confidential.

CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably
0800 58 58 58
www.thecalmzone.net
A charity set up in response to the high suicide rate among young men. Calls are anonymous and confidential and won’t show up on your phone bill. The freephone helpline is open 7 days a week, 5pm to midnight.

MIND – The mental health charity
www.mind.org.uk/information-support
Providing information and support

Emergency Service: Dial 999 or 112 for emergencies or 111 for non emergencies (not available in all area’s)

Care For The Family: 029 2081 0800
www.careforthefamily.org.uk
A Christian charity that provides information and courses on parenting, marriage and bereavement. Care for the Family currently offers befriending support to three groups of adults – bereaved parents, those widowed young, and parents of children with an additional need.

Bereavement

1.       Bereaved Parent Support – for any parent whose son or daughter has died at any age, in any circumstance and at any stage in their journey of grieving.  www.careforthefamily.org.uk/bps   Facebook: www.facebook.com/bpscff

2.       Widowed Young Support – for anyone whose partner has died at an early age (up to 50, but older if there are still dependent children).  www.careforthefamily.org.uk/wys  Facebook: www.facebook.com/wyscff

3.       Our Bereavement Care Awareness course – this is a one-day course that can be run in various locations through out the UK.  Its aim is to provide clergy and church pastoral carers with training in how to support bereaved people (any form of bereavement, not just the two areas covered above).  http://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/family-life/bereavement-support/supporting-bereaved-people/supporting-bereaved-people-churches

If you are an athlete and are looking for support in these area’s and don’t yet have a sports chaplain please contact and we will endeavour to provide this personal support:

Sports Chaplaincy UK Office Manager: 0800 181 4051
admin@sportschaplaincy.org.uk

If you have any issues or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us or a pastoral support contact or look at your sports governing bodies website for helpful contact numbers specific to your sport.