Friday Football Group

Organisation : NHS Lothian
Grant Amount : £ 2,000

We have for the last fourteen years run a highly successful football group for inpatients and community based mental health patients. It is a weekly group where participants play football at the World of Soccer, Corn Exchange Village, Edinburgh. We attain an average weekly attendance of 14 – 25 people per week. The group acts to provide a social outlet for those attending in addition to providing them with a social game of football for an hour. This not only provides exercise, but also social structure for users.