MATES FC  Mental Health and Wellbeing Pitch-side Drop-In Chats

- Let's Talk Mental Health! -

What are Mental Health and Wellbeing Drop-In Chats?

Since January 2019 we have held our weekly MATES Mental Health and Wellbeing Drop-ins, as well as in local pubs, currently at the MATES PubHub @ TheGardeners. In 2021, we started holding drop-ins at our MATES FC training and games, pitch-side.
The pitch-side drop-ins are a place where people can come and get things off of their chest and share their problems or concerns, or just get out of the house, whilst watching some live football. No photos, no notes, no stigma just a nice comfy pub in the safety of people that care and will not judge.
The pitch-side drop-ins are held by MATES  Ambassadors.
Have a chat about mental health or just meet new people and chat about your worries or issues whenever you feel comfortable, some people find they don't talk about themselves but feel better after just being with people that are going through similar things, or just being out the house to watch some football.

How to attend

It is essential that you click into each weekly event on the MATES Private Facebook group to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.

To register your interest in an event...

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All MATES Mental health Awareness Through Educational Speaking Community Interest Company and MATES FC events are free to participants and are run by volunteers. There are no permissions expressed or implied by the organisers. Participants make use of the facilities at their own risk and without express permission from the organisers or venue owners.With any Physical or Mental health activity you should always seek advice from your GP before taking up a strenuous physical pursuit or engaging in situations that may cause emotional distress.By attending you accept that you do so entirely at your own risk and that it is your responsibility to ensure that you am fit and able to take part in the event.All volunteers are here to listen and signpost. We are not mental health professionals.MATES Mental health Awareness Through Educational Speaking Community Interest Company, MATES FC and its volunteers do not accept responsibility for injury, loss and damage sustained by a participant unless the above injury, loss and damage is proven to have been caused as a direct result of negligence on the part of the organisers.By attending one of our sessions you are agreeing to follow these guidelines.