World Mental Health Day!
14th October 2015
Participants in United in the Community’s mental health Positive Pilgrims programme got to play football like the professionals at Boston United’s game against AFC Telford United on Saturday 10th October, in conjunction with World Mental Health Day.
They played a mini football match on the pitch at half time, much to the delight of the crowds who cheered the teams on to celebrate and show their support for the national event.
“This was a fantastic way to acknowledge and celebrate World Mental Health Day. We have a number of local people that currently participate in our mental health Positive Pilgrims sessions, and this event was a way for us to help build their confidence even further. The crowds were fantastic and cheered on the players – and we’d like to thank them for this, as it helped reinforce the players’ confidence and self-belief. They were so excited after the game, and have asked to play again at a home game!” said Ceri Jackson, marketing and communications officer.
The Positive Pilgrims programme, which is funded by Mental Health Promotion fund and administered through Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, looks to help local people in the South Holland district (including Boston, Kirton, Holbeach and Spalding) who suffer from a mental health problem. The programme offers a variety of free activities, including football, multi sports and gym sessions, using sport as a therapy where participants can come in to a safe environment and engage in sporting activities with others whilst also improving their overall general health and fitness.
If you’d like to get involved please contact United in the Community on 01205 364406 or visit our Positive Pilgrims page.