Female Football for Mental Health
What is Female Football For Mental Health?
Female Football For Mental Health is a weekly inclusive football session for females struggling with their mental health, led by a FA qualified coach. It is free to attend and is open to all ages (18+) and abilities. The session will involve a kick about style small-sided match. The session design creates the perfect environment for participants to try something new and access support should they choose to. Female Football For Mental Health has the overall aim of positively impacting the lives of its participants through a network of peer support, organisational signposting as well as support from onsite mental health first aid trained staff. The sessions will also be followed by a social element in which hot drinks and confectionary will be provided, perfect for a post-match chat!
When and where will Female Football For Mental Health sessions be?
These sessions will take place every week, on a Wednesday, from 11:30am to 12:30pm at The FDC, Bowthorpe Park Clover Hill Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 9ED.
When asked about the Female Football For Mental Health sessions, our Football Development Officer, Jamie Bennett, said:
“We are really pleased to provide these mental health driven football sessions to women in and around the Norwich area. Mental health is an issue at the forefront of society at current and football can be a great source of relief. Football can create the perfect environment for people to share their feelings and have those meaningful conversations, essential to bettering our mental health. We have intentionally designed these sessions in a social kickabout style to be inclusive and welcoming of every woman who would like to come and join us. These sessions will act as a hub of support that is freely available to women throughout the local area, and we will support every individual that comes our way in any way we can.”
How do I sign up and find out more?
You can find out more about these session by emailing Jamie Bennett at Jamie.Bennett@NorfolkFA.com. To sign up to these sessions please click below and fill out the Microsoft Form, and come and join us for a weekly dose of football to better your mental health!
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If you are struggling with your mental health and feel as though you are in need of urgent support, please click here to access our mental health matters page.