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Created with the purpose of 'Tackling The Mind', we are a mental health support group based in Tidworth, Wiltshire and we are using the power of football to support men and women in our local community who experience episodes of poor mental health or lack social inclusion.
Football is the most popular sport, not only here in the UK, but worldwide, with there being an estimated 3.5 billion football fans around the globe. Football has that special ability to bring communities together and is often seen as the conversation starter amongst people which is better known as "the common ground". Through football we are encouraging people to get active, building their confidence, involving them in activities and offering a support network. These elements are fundamental to positive mental health. Our weekly football sessions are FREE to attend and are open to both men and women aged 16 and over.
Everyone has mental health yet there is often a lack of understanding and support required which leads to people being diagnosed with mental illnesses, becoming recluse and even turning to suicide. Early intervention is the key to managing mental health and sometimes things can become overwhelming or left too late. With the increase in people experiencing mental health problems and the increase in waiting times for people to be seen at mental health services, it is evident that more needs to be done to support people in these unprecedented times.
Although we use football at the core of our mission, we also run a whole range of other projects that combat the stigma and offer those in our local community outlets for poor mental health.