We are pleased to introduce a new and different football session to help tackle Men's Mental Health and prevention of suicide.
The sessions are aimed at Men of any age over 18 who are suffering from mental health issues. We would specifically like to encourage those men who have not yet asked for help to come along and join us. No referrals are required and no football experience is necessary, so anybody can play because they’re there for fun.
The format will be 3 or 4 aside, short games with no goalkeepers. We'll tell you the rules when you get there. The principle behind this format is to have games that are balanced with periods of play working within a team and with periods where the players can talk to each other as a group or individually about any subject they want to. It is an opportunity to be part of something that they can control, grow and own. It encourages responsibility not only to other people but to yourself and take the time to have fun and make real connections. This, we hope, can make men feel like they have something out of their routine that they can look forward to and to give them a sense of purpose for themselves.
Within our team our and existing networks we have men who have had experience of ‘staring into the darkness’ and are willing to talk to the men as a group or individually about how they have lived through the power of talking to other men and the power of men making connections face to face.
Starting 25th September 2020, the sessions will take place every Friday 7.45pm -8.45pm at Bank Quay Sports (3g pitch outdoors), Edelsten Street/Green Street WA3 1TW.
The first session free and then £3.00 per session.
The entrance to the venue is off Edelsten Street next to Autobody and not at the front on Green Street (see photo on our website , Menu page #OneGameAtaTime) . There should be ample parking on Edelsten Street and on Green Street where permitted. Please do not park illegally and take note of any parking signs.
Due to Covid there may be restrictions in numbers and Social distancing will apply so please contact us via the website and check