Think With Your Feet

Participants in Middlesbrough FC kits huddle up for a team talk

FOOTBALL is increasingly being recognised as a valuable tool for practical mental health therapy, and MFC Foundation is very much at the forefront of this endeavour.

MFC Foundation’s ‘Think with Your Feet’ mental health football sessions have rapidly expanded since they began in February 2015 and this is mainly due to the ever growing partnership with MIND and their ‘Get set to go project’ which refers service users into our weekly football sessions.

As well as weekly football session participants are also given the opportunity to represent MFC Foundation in national competitions ran by similar initiatives at other football clubs.

The team, currently ranked 1st in the country after winning the National Mental Health Championships hosted by Everton in the Community, have won a range of silverware this year after wins in Northampton, Derby and Rotherham. Alongside this a group of participants were lucky enough to go to Munich, thanks to fundraising and sponsors, and compete in the EASI-Regenbogen-Cup which they also won in extra time.

The impact of the sessions goes above and beyond keeping fit and playing football.

“Not so long ago, I tried to kill myself and was also harming myself. Now, through football and MFC Foundation’s football team I can see a point to my life. I enjoy spending time there and have made loads of friends. All the lads and the coaches are superb, I love playing with MFC Foundation – I love the Boro, but not as much as the Boro loves me.” – Think With Your Feet participant

We also hold an annual Social Inclusion tournament, which this year alongside Everton’s National Championships, was the joint biggest tournament in the UK attracting teams from as far as Carlisle and Wrexham.

If you would like to know more, please email enquiries@mfcfoundation.co.uk

 

Kellogg’s Football Camps – Summer 2024

This Summer, MFC Foundation are delivering Kellogg’s Football Camps.

We have been supporting our local community with holiday camps for many years and this year, teaming up with one of the UK’s most popular cereal brands, Kellogg’s, will make the summer holiday camps bigger and more exciting than ever!

The Kellogg’s Football Camps are the best way for boys and girls to enjoy their football, and to support parents in keeping their kids active and entertained during the school summer holidays.

To celebrate the announcement, Kellogg’s is giving away 30,000 free places for the camps before they kick off this summer.

Where can I find more information?

To get involved this Summer, buy a pack and sign up now: https://www.kelloggsfc.com/en_GB/home.html

T&Cs: https://www.kelloggsfc.com/en_GB/pdf/en_GB-terms.pdf