In partnership with Stoke City FC, Men Unite and Brighter Futures, we are pleased to confirm that the Staffordshire Mental Wellbeing League commenced last month, with five teams taking part.
The six-a-side league started on Wednesday 26 February at Stoke City Academy Dome and will be running on a monthly basis with the last fixtures taking place during Mental Health Awareness Week on Wednesday 20 May 2020.
The first set of fixtures took place and were played in great spirit but still a competitive nature and some fantastic football was on display from all involved.
The league is for players aged 18+ and we will be looking to gain feedback from those involved as we hope to develop this further and get more teams involved in the near future. The league promotes the benefits physical activity can have on your mental and emotional health and the importance of speaking out.
Each fixture date will provide an opportunity for players to participate in competitive matches as well as a socialise/network with other players and organisations, with refreshments provided afterwards.
Staffordshire FA are 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.
Please visit our support page if you would like to find out more about support networks available in the county:
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT PAGE