Support physical health and social inclusion through football coaching

Organisation : NHS Lothian
Grant Amount : £ 1,440

Most patients in the Orchard Clinic are men in their 20s-40s. They are at high risk of obesity and associated health conditions such as high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes due to a relatively inactive daily routine (due to conditions of security and associated restrictions) and due to the high levels of medication which they receive to manage their mental health problems. Engagement in football with a qualified football coach would allow this group to develop confidence and skills, promote physical training and physical activity, and improve engagement with either mental health or non-mental health football groups in the wider community.