Kick Start FC are a charitable organisation based in Ludgershall, Wiltshire created with the purpose of 'tackling the mind'. Approximately 1 in 4 people here in the UK will experience a mental health problem but only 1 in 8 people will actually seek advice or medical help.
Kick Start FC aim to raise awareness and create a better understanding of mental health and continue the drive surrounding the stigma that mental health is a weakness and cannot be spoken about.
Kick Start FC are using the power of football to help with their mission by hosting weekly football sessions where both men and women over the age of 16 can come and play football. The football sessions are designed to help improve peoples mental health, their physical health, their social lives, their morale, their self-esteem, and their overall outlook on mental health. All sessions hosted by Kick Start FC are FREE of charge.
Football is the most popular sport, not only here in the UK but worldwide with an estimated 3.5 billion fans around the globe. Football has the ability to bring people together and is the perfect platform to encourage people to get involved and feel comfortable with a familiar platform.
Along with the football sessions Kick Start FC also hold group sessions where those effected by mental health are able to come and have a drink, discuss their mental health with like minded people, learn more about mental health issues and how manage it and get involved in other activities.
For further information on Kick Start FC and our work please follow us on our social media pages or alternatively send us a email via the contact form.