Everyone is very excited about the prospect of return to the pool. The mental wellbeing of everyone has been hugely impacted by the arrival of COVID-19 and, in the Marlins team, we acknowledge that everyone will feel different about coming back. It is very normal to feel anxious, worried and even scared about going back to a form of swimming. Things will look different and we will all be expected to follow new rules which may appear confusing, especially to begin with. We want you to know that the Marlins team are there to support you and if you are feeling worried about anything and wish to talk about it, always try and approach your coaches or the Welfare team who are there to support the swimmers and all the members of the club.
If you do not feel comfortable speaking to these people, we have included some useful resources that you might find available below:
- YES SERVICE: Youth Emotional Support Service: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/education-children-and-families/your-space/health/emotional-wellbeing-and-mental-health/youth-emotional-support-yes-service/(A mental health community support service for young people aged 11-18yrs)
- Online helpful Apps: Headspace, Mindfulness (helpful apps for encouraging relaxation and anxiety management)
- West Sussex Library: books around anxiety, low mood etc
- Samaritans phone line 116 123 and website: https://www.samaritans.org/
- Sussex Mental Health Line: for telephone support and information- 03005000101
- Your GP, School Teachers, School Nurse