Friday Football Group

Organisation : NHS Lothian, Hermitage Ward, Royal Edinburgh Hospital
Grant Amount : £ 1,092

The friday football group is a long standing well attended group which is attended by adult males between the ages of 18-50 all with long standing mental health issues/problems.The group has been running now for approxiamtely 16 years (which the foundation has funded for the past 3 years) and has between 12-20 service users per week in attendance. These gentlemen are all on anti-psychotic medication which can increase their weight,so having the ability to attend this group helps with not only the management of their weight but helps with their cardiovascular health also.