The Mental Health Project is a three-year project funded by Premier League Charitable Fund and Public Health Herts delivered by Watford FC’s Community Sports & Education Trust's (the Trust). The project will deliver to local schools, young adults, and coaches across Hertfordshire, in partnership with the Premier League, Hertfordshire Public Health and CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service).
There are four programmes within the Project;
School Mental Health
Six week programme delivered in local schools, combining classroom and practical based sessions to engage with students about the topic of mental health.
The overarching theme of the programme is to build effective and healthy coping strategies, to normalise conversations around mental health and to demonstrate where to go for help amongst others, with specific areas such as Resilience, Body image and Anxiety explored.
EMPOWER & Empowerment Groups
The Empower Group Programme is offering a free 12-week mental health focussed physical activity programme, with a range of 1-hour physical activity sessions, this will be followed by 30 minutes of facilitated discussion in the form of a ‘conversation café’ across the Watford and Hemel Hempstead area.
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Coach the Coach
‘Coach the coach’ will launch in late 2018 and will be a training course designed to upskill grassroot sport coaches in Hertfordshire about mental health in a sporting environment and how to best support this.
18-25 Physical Activity Sessions
18-25 Physical Activity Sessions will also launch in late 2018 and will be aimed at young men aged 18-25 years requiring support in Mental Wellbeing through physical activity.