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The Mind Map: using football to help people navigate to mental health services

In June 1994, I was twelve, Wet, Wet, Wet were number one, and the World Cup in America was delivering some of the best kits football had ever produced – in particular the host nation’s faux-denim, starry number, which a lad in the year below me owned, elevating him to stratospheric levels of cool. Also…

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How Hackney Laces is bringing a community together through football

9 years ago, I set up a football community for girls after being approached by a 14 year-old in my local park telling me she had no where to play. After inquiring to a number of organisations, local councils, and schools, I discovered that there wasn’t a place for teenage girls to play. So, Hackney…

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What does a crisis look like?

Crisis can take many forms. For some it is feeling overwhelmed after a break up, mounting debts or stress at work.  For others it might be having an argument with someone you love, bullying, or not knowing where to turn when you feel anxious. It can make you feel lonely, afraid, worthless and even suicidal,…

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Olga from iChoir: how singing can be a positive force for your mental health

Olga is a Co-Chair at the iChoir, she talks to us about her experience in the choir, how singing can help your mental health and how the choir felt about performing at The Community Shield for the Heads Up campaign. Tell us how you came across the choir? Myself and the other Co-Chair, Cath, used…

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Mental health choir, BeeVocal share what it means to them to sing at the launch of Heads Up

Introduce yourself and the organisation you’re from. Dan: I’m Dan, I’m the Musical Director from the choir and co-founder. I set up the choir last year with Triple C. Ged: I’m Ged, from Triple C one of the founding members of the partnership. Laney: I’m Laney, I’m a psychologist and I support the choir with…

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