In Sheffield there is no opportunity for females living with Mental Health to access football. Football is not only a great way to stay physically fit. Football plays an important role in mental health and well-being by providing regular social interactions and a break from the potential other stresses and worries that we may be facing. Every year, 1 person in 10 will experience depression or anxiety and the number of current and former players coming forward to seek support for their mental health continues to grow.
The goal is to create a safe mental health friendly space for women to come and learn football skills, play matches, socialise and have fun. Some women may have played as a child and want to reconnect some women may never have kicked a ball. No one is judged by the level of skill or their mental health. Funding will be spent on the rental of a large pitch . To train 1 individual up to level 1 coaching, and kit. The group will not only benefit from learning about the wider activities that Sheffield Flourish offers to support mental health, but will benefit from our charitable status, training and policies, Safeguarding, Health and Safety and working with users.
Sheffield Flourish is Mental Health Charity based in the heart of Sheffield, we run activities for people who struggle on a day to day basis with their mental health and well-being. We have been running this session for just over a year and have the experience working with the community. The session has grown from 12 women to 35 women. Sheffield Flourish’s aim is for people with mental health conditions to build confidence, skills, knowledge and connections to unleash their enterprising talents. We see beyond conditions, helping people to define themselves by their abilities and interests.