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 corporations, our programmes are for everyone.
The average time before a young person receives mental health support is ten years, potentially causing long term mental ill-health and terminal physical health. Through our research and the research that Dr Vincent Felitti kindly shared with us on his ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Study, we learned that children are exposed to high levels of trauma that goes unrecognised, affecting their adult lives decades later.
The ACE Study was carried out with 17,500 middle class adults, with 1,590, when the terms "vulnerable" or "at risk" are used it’s often in reference to youth and those from low socio-economic backgrounds, and not those we see as colleagues, friends and from financially rich backgrounds. The problems are either being hidden or the person is unaware of the emotional baggage they carry, with the trauma statistically proven to play out in emotional dysfunction, weight gain, aggressive behaviour and terminal illnesses such as cancer.
Our programmes were created to improve the mental and physical well-being for all, while dramatically reducing the waiting times and costs of the National Health Service (NHS), saving employers billions a year and redirecting youth away from gangs.
We provide accessible, engaging and accredited mental health courses, using football, former Professional Footballers (models of excellence), the arts, debate and literacy as mediums to communicate to people with diverse interests, needs and learning styles.
Soccology has made access a priority, through the delivery of programmes, staff training, accredited courses, books and events.
Street Health: Working with staff and young people on how lack of attachment, low self esteem and adverse childhood experiences lead young people into gangs. Providing education and support to adhere to their emotional needs, redirecting their pathway away from the gangs and towards their potential.
Schools: We partner with schools to enrich their offering, using football as the route way for conversations that would otherwise be left neglected, mental health education and a development programme in place of exclusion.
Soccology Book: A book that features Professional Footballers from around the world and across generations, from Quinton Fortune and Fabian Delph to Gael Clichy and Josh Sargent. The Soccology book like the service, uses the power of football to develop greater understanding of mental health, football intelligence, social exclusion, culture and unconscious competence.
Our services are delivered in the following formats –
Professional development training (upskill and train the trainer)
All programmes are LCFE Level 1 and Level 2 accredited, and use the power of football to deliver the message.
ALL WORK is built upon a sustainable model of emotional literacy that people can use for the rest of their lives.
What the players shared about mental health in the Soccology book…
Human Performance example from Soccology book…
“Sao Paulo manager Rogerio Ceni came over to England to visit the Brazilian players at Liverpool FC. He went for dinner with Lucas Leiva, Roberto 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.”