Improving the human experience.

Football is a game loved by millions across the globe, we use the love of the game to engage and educate people about Mental Health across the spectrum, From schools and Premier League football clubs to inmates and corporates, our programmes are for everyone.

Why?

With the average time being ten years before a young person receives mental health support, Soccology has made access a priority. With our programmes and awareness days focusing on providing direct support and awareness of supporting agencies available.

How? 

We provide accessible, engaging and accredited mental health support by using football, models of excellence (heroes), the arts, therapy, debate and literacy as mediums to communicate to people with diverse interests, needs and learning styles.

What?

Performance Health (mental health at work): Our mental health in the workplace helps staff to manage anxiety, stress and depression, and work towards wellness. We also train senior leaders so they are skilled in creating an environment that promotes wellness. We deliver onsite and have packages that include away days at the England training ground (St George’s Park) and speakers from the highest level of the football world.

Street Health: Crime is meet with the solutions focusing on punishment and not the root causes, creating more problems. It is statistically proven that those who lack a safe and secure foundation (in care, lack attachment, abused etc) are more at risk. Those more at risk are vulnerable because of the impact from their environment, causing low self-esteem, fear, panic and creating emotional dysregulation.

We use a blend of Psychotherapy and street culture to provide psycho-education to improve awareness of choice, improve conflict resolution skills, reduce substance abuse, decrease gang activity, lower reoffending rates and provide tools for self-intervention. Enhancing emotional literacy

Human Performance: How mental health affects our performance as people. From self worth, conditions of worth and spousal relationships to leadership, modelling excellence and communication, our human performance work focuses on specific areas individuals and organisations would like to improve on.

Mental Health Awareness: Our mental health awareness work is for organisations who would like to provide education for their staff and develop autonomy. Our mental health awareness courses are also LCFE accredited and can be implemented as part of other programmes.

Soccology Schools: Want to improve Pupil Premium offering? Enhance Physical Education and Personal Social and Health Education? Our mental health workshops provide psych-education and support to those that slip under the radar, to develop agile thinking and enhance the ability to question their “normal” lifestyles. Advanced PPA cover, physical football sessions will have a mental health theme throughout with classroom based theory sessions.

We believe that adults govern the environments that young people occupy so it’s paramount that we provide adult education/support. We facilitate staff training on soft skills, a parent support service in the form of workshops and one to one counselling (including a mobile service for disengaged parents).

audience during the panel discussion at the launch of our new mental health programme

Panel at the launch of the soccology mental health programme

Our services are delivered via formats below –

  • One to one therapy

  • Group psycho-education

  • Parent workshops

  • Professional development training (upskill and train the trainer)

  • Events

ALL WORK is built upon a sustainable model of emotional literacy that people can use for the rest of their lives.

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What the players shared about mental health in the Soccology book…

gael clichy in soccology

“Yoga Nidra is a meditation that helps me to block out the negative self-talk, encourage positive thoughts and helps me focus.”

- Gael Clichy


fabian delph in soccology

“Being injured massively aected my mental state and self-doubt crept in.”

- Fabian Delph


leon mckenzie in soccology

“I went back to my hotel room and took some pills in an eort to overdose and take my own life.“

- Leon McKenzie


danny guthrie in soccology

“I was never taught how to manage the issues I faced in my career, issues that were mentally challenging.”

- Danny Guthrie


bart ramselaar in soccology

“Football doesn’t educate us on the link between us as a person and us as a player, more attention should be placed on mental health.”

- Bart Ramselaar


Human Performance example from Soccology book

Micheal Beale in soccology

Sao Paulo manager Rogerio Ceni came over to England to visit the Brazilian players at Liverpool FC. He went for dinner with Lucas LeivaRoberto Firminoand Philippe Coutinho. He mentioned to them that he liked the Liverpool Under-23s coach (me). He said that Lucas, Firmino and Countino all spoke about how I was with them on a personal level, they said my coaching was good, but my personal skills made the dieffrence.” 

Michael Beale, First Team Coach, Rangers FC