Head In The Game runs weekly mental-wellbeing football sessions at multiple venues across the South East of England with the overarching aim of reducing male suicide.
Our service offers two types of sessions, both of which are aimed at encouraging men to open up and talk using football as a way of starting those conversations.
We run weekly “drop in” sessions in Maidstone, Thanet and Hastings.
We also run a 12 week programme with a focus on more specific mental health support again, through football. These sessions will be running at various times during 2022 in Ashford, Medway and Canterbury.
Aims & Objectives
- To tackle the stigma of talking openly about men’s mental health
- To promote positive physical and mental wellbeing
- To reduce the strain on frontline services (doctors, hospitals, A&E departments) by engaging with men at the earliest level of intervention
- To improve health, increase confidence and self-esteem whilst reducing social isolation
- To raise awareness and help lower the UK suicide rates in men
- To create open and welcoming atmospheres where personal issues can be raised and discussed in a safe and secure environment
Head In The Game aims to give men in the local community the chance to come together and enjoy the beautiful game. The weekly sessions are free and for men between the ages of 18-55 of ANY footballing ability.
Supported by qualified football & Talk Club coaches, each session has a focus on men’s mental health & wellbeing, providing an outlet in a secure and trusted environment.
We are a Community Interest Company (CIC), registered with and regulated by the CIC Regulator. This means that all of our operational activities are guided by a commitment to maximising our positive social impact for local people, communities and businesses.