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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS TOURNAMENT

Monday 13th May 2024

This week is mental health awareness week and to play our part we invited our service users to participate in a Mental Health Awareness Tournament. The theme for this years Mental Health Awareness Week is 'Movement; moving more for our mental health', and what better way to get people moving than enjoying playing football. Using the 7aside format, we had 8 teams made up of over 60 service users from our Men's, Women's and Walking Football Therapy sessions. 

Mental Health Awareness Week is an important week on the mental health calendar as it allows us to educate people on the important subjects of mental health and tackle the stigma associated with it. With 1 in 4 people here in the UK experiencing a mental health problem each year, it's important for those struggling in silence to know that they are not alone. 9 out of 10 people with mental health problems say that stigma has a negative effect on their lives. By hosting events such as our Mental Health Awareness Tournament we can challenge stereotypes and break down barriers, hopefully encouraging more people to seek help or to proactively take the first step to recovery.

Following the success of this tournament our goal is to continue this every year to raise more awareness of mental health, and to encourage more service users to get active. Check out some of the photos from our Mental Health Awareness Tournament. Photos courtesy of Andrew Palk Photography

Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
Mental Health Awareness Tournament
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