LFC offers support to fans dealing with distressing UCL final events

LFC offers support to fans dealing with distressing UCL final events

Published 1st June 2022

Liverpool FC is working with a number of expert mental health organisations to offer urgent support to fans following events at the Champions League final.

The club has pledged financial assistance for those organisations already in high demand, and is encouraging fans to seek support if they feel they need it at this time.

The scenes witnessed in and around Stade de France, before and after kick-off, on Saturday night will live long in the memory for all the wrong reasons. 

Liverpool FC wants supporters to know that expert help is available. 

Working with LFC Foundation, who collaborate with professional mental health services on a daily basis, and discussing with Spirit of Shankly and other fan groups, the club has compiled a list of organisations supporters can turn to right now.

A landing page has also been set up on the LFC Foundation website, signposting fans requesting specialist help from partnering organisations.

The club has officially requested a formal and transparent investigation into the issues supporters faced in Paris.

LFC is also asking supporters who attended the match to complete a feedback form in order to support any investigation into the operational management of the event. 

The form, which must be completed by Sunday June 5, can be accessed online here.

Liverpool FC encourages fans to seek support and advice if needed. There are a number of specialist services available both locally and nationally for fans of all ages:

Children/young people (0-18 years) 

  • There is a 24-hour local Child and Adolescent Crisis line that can be used: 0151 293 3577 or freephone 0808 196 3550 or text GREEN to 85258
  • Parents, guardians or carers can refer a young person to the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) team via their GP or Alder Hey Liverpool and Alder Hey Sefton via this link: www.liverpoolcamhs.com/referral-form
  • Young Person Advisory Service (YPAS) works with young people and those up to age 25. They have a team of counsellors available and parents, guardians or carers can refer to use the drop-in service at their hub sites throughout Liverpool. To find out more, please visit: www.ypas.org.uk
  • The national 24-hour NSPCC Childline: 0800 11 11 or visit www.childline.org.uk

Adults

  • There is a 24-hour local crisis line via Merseycare NHS Trust: 0800 145 6570
  • Liverpool Life Rooms provide advice and mental health support. Please visit www.liferooms.org
  • Talk Liverpool has a team of therapists, counsellors who offer free therapy for people across Liverpool City Region. Please visit www.talkliverpool.nhs.uk
  • The national 24-hour Samaritans helpline: 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org
Published 1st June 2022