The objects of Minds United Football Club is to connect the community together as a means of actively improving the mental, physical, social and emotional wellbeing of adults in the borough who suffer from a wide range of mental health issues, as well as substance misuse. At our first session in July 2019, 7 people attended. Thanks to the popularity of the sessions, our dedication and interest from a number of funders, we have grown. We now have over 100 beneficiaries engaging with us, and benefiting from our services. In June 2020, we became a registered Community Interest Company (CIC).
Minds United FC is a peer led organisation. Peer support within a “Football Therapy” initiative plays a vital role. Being involved with people who have had similar lived experiences, in a safe environment helps build confidence and tackles that feeling of loneliness. Our sessions take place in a safe environment where adults from different backgrounds can come together and forget about their problems, whilst playing football.