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What is football therapy? 

Football therapy is a term used to describe our football sessions. Our football therapy sessions are specifically designed to benefit the mental health of those who attend, and leave participants in a better mindset than when they first arrived. Whilst we use football as our main tool, mental health is at the forefront of everything we do. 

How can Kick Start FC help me? 

Playing a sport like football has been proven to help ease the symptoms of mental health issues such as depression and stress, offer an increase in self-esteem, and can also help reduce anxiety. If you struggle with poor mental health, our team of volunteers will provide you with the support to help improve your mental health and general wellbeing.

Where are the football therapy sessions held?  

Our Men's, Women's and our Walking football therapy sessions are currently held at the Aspire Astroturf, Tidworth, Wiltshire, SP9 7BN. Our Youth football therapy sessions are currently held at The Wellington Academy, Ludgershall, SP11 9RR. 

How long are the football therapy sessions?  

Our football therapy sessions last for around 60minutes, and are held on a weekly basis.

How much does it cost to attend a football therapy session?  

Our football therapy sessions are FREE to attend. We do not offer a charge as we want to ensure that our services are accessible to those who need to use it.

Can I join even if I am no good at playing football?  

Absolutely, we welcome all football abilities and fitness levels to our football therapy session; even if you have never kicked a football before! Football is a game for everyone.

Will I be expected to attend every week?  

No, we don't expect anyone to attend every session. However, in order to feel the benefits of our football therapy sessions we encourage all participants to attend as regularly as possible. 

Are you a registered football team?

We are registered with the Wiltshire Football Association, but we are not a football team. We act on achieving our charitable aims and mental health is always at the forefront of everything we do.

Do I need to fill in a form to attend the football therapy sessions?  

We require anyone who would like to get involved with Kick Start FC to fill in an enquiry form, This form allows us to create an understanding on why you would like to access our services and helps us identify what we can put in place to provide you with support. Any forms we receive remain confidential and apply to GDPR regulations.

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