Don’t bottle it up summer campaign

Thrive Jersey and Switch Digital a bespoke digital first-first consultancy firm, have collaborated on a campaign aimed at supporting islanders, particularly young men, who may struggle with their mental health this summer.

This summer is packed full of sports with the UEFA Euro 2024, Olympics, Copa America and many other sporting events taking place. Whilst this is an exciting time for those who follow sports; according to research, young men ages 15-34 are at the highest risk of suicide around the time of large sporting events.

Don’t bottle it up

As an Island we are lucky to have a great community around us and organisations that offer support when needed. This is an important time of year for raising awareness about the resources available for anyone to access when they need extra support and the organisations who can help.

Some ways you can look after yourself:

  1. Reach out – chat to a friend when you start feeling less like yourself
  2. Switch off – in a way that works for you, with a book, walk, film or video game.
  3. Share how you’re feeling – you may find others feel the same way too.
  4. Get out of your comfort zone – it’s never too late to start something new.
  5. Reconnect – send a message to a friend.
  6. Ask for help – it’s ok to ask for help and put yourself first.

Local support contacts


Mind Jersey is an independent local charity that provides support to people living with mental illness. Their vision is of a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all, and that treats people with experience of mental illness fairly, positively and with respect. | 01534 880584


Every 10 seconds, Samaritans responds to a call for help. They’re here, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure. | 116 123


Founded on the principles of Hope, Empowerment and Opportunity, Jersey Recovery College (JRC) is a local charity providing mental health education for everyone. This summer they will be running a special ‘summer school’ of extra daytime and evening classes for and about mental health in the first week of August. For more information contact JRC. | 01534 505977

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