Sport & Talk
Men’s Mental Health is a subject very close to my heart. I know first hand just how difficult it can be to reach out and talk to someone. I hope Sport & Talk can reduce the stigma and open up new opportunities for communication.
Football is a universal sport bringing everyone together, it’s social and gives men opportunities to talk - whether that be about football or things they're worrying about!
Despite being a relatively new project, Sport & Talk has already had positive impact on attendees.
"My name is Paul and I hid behind my depression and abuse for years. Now, I’m involved in two things I love - football and talking. Sport and Talk is helping me realise that I am not the only man who is ashamed of my mental health but with Sport & Talk, you can open it up. If I can do it, so can you." - Paul
"Sport and talk is an extremely beneficial resource in the area. It brings people together who have a common love for sport. People that attend are encouraged to share any troubles they may be experiencing. At the heart of the sessions is fun, laughter and exercise which are 3 fundamental things that can only benefit their mental health." - Anonymous
I am hoping to eventually get a team together to play in Mental Health tournaments around the country.
Announcement: Due to feedback , I have now a female counsellor on board Sara Whitehouse , Sara has a special interest in addictions , and is keen to engage females into sport. Sara is attending the Sport and Talk football on Saturdays to engage females and offer support.
In addition to this, I am also available for 1 to 1 Sport & Talk sessions.
How do I get involved?
Sport & Talk is open to anyone (aged 16+) of any ability - So come along for a kick about at our next session!
Every Wednesday 8pm till 9pm @ The Pods, Scunthorpe
£3.50 a session