To mark World Suicide Prevention Day yesterday, Tuesday 10th October, our Spireites Football for Life team played a fixture with Barnsley FC’s Mental Health team to recognise the day. The Spireites Football for Life team are made up of males over 16 who have a history of Mental Health issues, they train every Friday night and represent Chesterfield FC in fixtures against other professional clubs.
Yesterdays fixture, played at their new home ground, Glapwell Stadium, saw them come out victors against Barnsley which was a fantastic achievement for the team. They are part of the Good Mood League organised by Sheffield and Hallamshire FA which includes teams from Sheffield Wednesday, Doncaster Rovers and Huddersfield Town.
The Spireites Football for Life Team are part of a larger Mental Health project delivered by the Community Trust called Spireites Active for Life where participant attend an 8 week course to improve their physical fitness and Mental Health in a community setting and build up their support network, from Spireites Active for Life, participants are directed to a number of exit routes to maintain their physical fitness, which the Spireites Football for Life team is one of. The Trust also run a weekly multi sport session for participants that have completed the initial 8 week Spireites Active for Life course for people who do not wish to play football.
For more information on our projects, please take a look at our flyers below or contact our Health & Wellbeing Officer, Andrea Linacre via email or call the office on 01246 264 030.