Need help? Call our helpline…

5pm–midnight, 365 days a year …or find help online here


0800 58 58 58


Need help? Call our helpline 0800 58 58 58
or Use our WEBCHAT.

Caring Team Talks

Caring Team Talks

Take the team talk from the dressing room to your front room with our #CaringTeamTalks. 

Football might be off at the moment – but even when we’re at home and we’re social distancing, you can still captain your team from your front room. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Carling to help us all look out for our squad – and, starting with England legend Stuart Pearce, we’ve got some big names from right across the world of football to help us out.

What are #CaringTeamTalks all about?

Football might be off at the moment – but you can still captain your team from your front room. #CaringTeamTalks are here to help us all get through these challenging times. 

Whenever you’re trying to motivate a team, you need to understand the feeling in the camp. All squads are different but you win, lose, draw and chat together – that’s why you’re a team. We work out where it went right or wrong and who needs picking up, who needs challenging and who needs an arm around their shoulder. And by all pulling together and looking out for each other, we’ll get through this.


Team Talks fixture list

The fixtures are out – and as you can see we’ve got some familiar names from right across the world of football to help us out and deliver their words of wisdom to help us get through these uncertain times.

Check back here to get all the latest team talks.

Stuart Pearce on staying connected

Every gaffer has their own methods to inspire their team. So we’ve teamed up with some of the best leaders on a football pitch to help get you and your squad through these uncertain times. 

And who better to kick us off than the one, the only Stuart Pearce? The England legend tells us about the importance of staying connected…

Marvin Sordell on being one team

Ex-pro footballer – and CALM ambassador – Marvin Sordell tells us why it’s so important to support each other right now and how we’re all one team.

“This is one of the most physically and emotionally draining periods of time that we’re ever going to face, but support can be found by looking at those around you… we can do this.” Wise and inspiring words – and ones we all need right now.

Tactics for your team

Whoever is in your squad, here are some tactics to help you take what you’d do on the pitch and in the dressing room into real life:

  • Remember all squads are different – the mates, family and people around you who make up your squad all have different needs, and nobody knows them better than you… just spot the signs.
  • One Team – the only way to get through tough games is by standing together – that’s more important than ever before.
  • Listen – the quiet ones often have the most to say, make sure you include them and see how they’re doing.
  • Know when you or somebody else needs help – if you or one of your squad is struggling then get the support that they need. At CALM we’re always here to help.

Carling + CALM = Caring

Carling and CALM are joining forces to help empower people to have those tricky conversations about everyday struggles on their own terms.

We’ve always believed that going to where men naturally connect with friends – in pubs, on the pitch, online and on your phone – is the best way to tackle the unease around asking for help when times are tough.

To help connect mates and communities in these uncertain times, we’ve launched Caring, a campaign designed to open conversations, encourage people to look out for each other and be there when they can’t be there.

Find out more about the partnership.