Staffordshire FA was thrilled to recently deliver a Mental Wellbeing Football Festival alongside Men Unite and Stoke City Community Trust, in which over 25 players from across the county came together.
Ahead of the launch of a new Mental Wellbeing Football League kicking off in February, the festival took place on Wednesday 29 January, with teams part-taking in six-a-side football fixtures at the Stoke City Academy Dome.
This was then followed by refreshments and a chance for players to socialise. The atmosphere created by players and staff alike was fantastic, an aspect that will hopefully be continued following the launch next month.
The league itself will be commencing on Wednesday 26 February, with fixtures taking place monthly on Wednesday mornings at Stoke City Academy Dome and open to players aged 18+.
Throughout the season, we will be looking to promote the organisations or teams involved within the league to help raise awareness of the support networks available in relation to mental wellbeing.
The Association is also currently working closely with a number of local organisations – including professional club community trusts, mental health charities and grassroots football clubs who have been affected by mental health issues – to raise awareness of mental health and the support network which is available across Staffordshire.
Should you wish to find out more information about entering a team into the Mental Wellbeing League, please see the below flyer and registration form.
All completed forms should be emailed to Gemma Turner on firstname.lastname@example.org.