Cheshire FA HQ

Health and Well Being

Approximately 1 in 4 people around the world will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives, according to a report from the World Health Organization (WHO).  The FA ‘S Equality, Diversity and Inclusion plan 2018-21 ‘In Pursuit of Progress’ recognises this and highlights it will develop additional mental and emotional well-being support for the game. 

At Cheshire FA we are using the power of football to address this issue and support the FA’s plan.  We are working with our community trusts and grassroots football clubs to improve the mental health and well-being of the local community by delivering inclusive football sessions across Cheshire. 

Sessions have been implemented for people whose health and physical activity levels are affected by a range of conditions such as mental health problems, medical conditions, social isolation, weight loss, homelessness or disability.  

The following sessions have been established and are currently being delivered

HEALTH AND WELLBEING PROJECTS

  • CHESTER FC

    Day: Thursday

    Address: Northgate Arena, Chester

    Time: 12pm -1pm

    Age: Adult 18yrs +

  • WITTON ALBION

    Day: Thursday

    Address: Rudheath Leisure Centre, Northwich

    Time: 5pm -6pm

    Age: Adult 18yrs +

  • TRANMERE ROVERS IN THE COMMUNITY

    Day: Tuesday

    Address: Tranmere Futsal Hub

    Time: 2pm - 3pm

    Age: Adult

  • STOCKPORT COUNTY COMMUNITY TRUST

The Stockport County Community Foundation, as part of their Mental Health Programme, have been delivering Football Coaching Sessions to Service users from the Rehabilitation and High Support Directorate (RHSD) in Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust.

https://www.stockportcounty.com/watch-community-foundation-mental-health-programme/

If you would like more information regarding these sessions please contact Inclusion@CheshireFA.com