EDRA Members Zone


During the current period the Management Committee thought it would be beneficial to set up a members area on the website. This area will contain posts from members and also items which the Committee believe will be helpful to the membership. Click the links below to be taken to specific sections of the page:

Mental Health First Aiders

Did you know that we have three Mental Health First Aiders within the Association?! During this time we feel it’s important to highlight their availability in the Association and that they are here to support. Their interaction can range from just having a conversation/listening to members who may be experiencing mental health issues or emotional distress. They are invaluable at providing early help if you think you may be experiencing mental health issues. Remember they aren’t just there for during the season, we want to make sure all our members are supported all year round. If you wish to speak to one of them just to have chat or look for some guidance we have listed them below. See extranet for their contact details:


Danny Graves (Specialises in Young Persons Mental Health), Calum Bryson & Dr. Fiona Morton

Certifications available on request

If you would prefer to speak to someone out with the Association we have listed a lot of helpful National charities who are available to listen/support at the bottom of this page.

Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity

Alex Shepherd has been in touch to let us know that the UK Coaching ‘Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity’ module, which is normally £18 is currently being offered for FREE until 31st August! Click here if you would like to check it out!

Scottish FA – Mental Health Awareness Week

The Scottish FA also have a thread on twitter with lots of useful tools during Mental Health Awareness Week click below to read:

Boise Allan is Fundraising for SAMH!

Boise Allan is running 100 miles in 30 days with his colleagues from Edinburgh Airport to raise funds for SAMH (Scotland’s Mental Health Charity)! During this pandemic their services are required even more than usual and SAMH are needing more and more resource to help people deal with mental health issues. If you would like to donate please CLICK HERE.

EDRA Social – Zoom training sessions, Laws of the Game quizzes…

We feel its important to keep interacting during this time, so the Management Committee are currently looking to organise some Zoom Fitness sessions, Laws of the Game quiz nights and so on… if you have an idea of something we could run or you would like to run yourself please get in touch (secretary.edra@gmail.com)!

Staying sharp during lockdown (Scottish FA Clips) – Sanctions, Teamwork & Advantage

The Scottish FA Referee Operations Department have kindly sent across the clips and coaching they recently presented at the Virtual Regional Training Day. These are some great clips with advice for officials to work on for their games! This will be available for the next month via the below links.
Click here for the Presentation pack which includes the clips and coaching.
Click here for short intro videos on each topic from Kenny Clark, Douglas Ross & Willie Collum.

Available Helplines

If you are struggling with your Mental Health or another issue and would rather speak to someone out with the Association below are some useful helplines:

SAMH Information Service
Whether you’re seeking support, are looking for more information for you or someone you love, or if you just want to have chat about mental health, we’re here to help.
Available: 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
Phone: 0344 800 0550
Email: info@samh.org.uk
Visit: samh.org.uk/info

Breathing Space
A confidential out of office hours telephone line for people experiencing low mood, anxiety or depression.
Phone: 0800 83 85 87
Visit: breathingspace.scot

Samaritans
24-hour helpline offering emotional support for anyone feeling down, distressed or struggling to cope.
Phone: 116 123
Email: jo@samaritans.org
Visit: www.samaritans.org

NHS 24
NHS24 is a 24-hour health service for Scotland.
Phone: 111
Visit: www.nhs24.com

Childline
A free, private and confidential service for anyone under 19 in the UK.
Available: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Phone: 0800 1111
Visit: http://www.childline.org.uk

NSPCC Helpline
Provides 24/7 help and support from trained helpline counsellors to thousands of parents, professionals and families.
Available: 24/7
Phone: 0808 800 5000
Email: help@nspcc.org.uk
Visit: http://www.nspcc.org.uk

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline
Our Helpline is here to support anyone with experience of domestic abuse or forced marriage, as well as their family members, friends, colleagues and professionals who support them. We provide a confidential, sensitive service to anyone who calls us.
Phone:0800 027 1234 (24 hour service)
Email: helpline@sdafmh.org.uk
Visit: https://sdafmh.org.uk/