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. 

Why?

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.

How? 

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.


 Our services are delivered in the following formats –

  • Group psycho-education

  • Professional development training (upskill and train the trainer)

  • Events

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.

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

gael clichy

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

- Gael Clichy, former Arsenal and France international


fabian delph

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

- Fabian Delph, Manchester City and England international


leon mckenzie i

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

- Leon McKenzie, former Norwich City player


danny guthrie

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

- Danny Guthrie, former Liverpool player


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, PSV Eindhoven and Holland international


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