Football 4 Wellbeing – Daventry Town FC and Sport Against Suicide Partnership

Football 4 Wellbeing
 
Daventry Town is pleased to announce a partnership with charity SAS (Sport Against Suicide). This will allow SAS to partner with Daventry Town as the club’s go to for mental health and wellbeing support.
 
SAS will work alongside Daventry Town in promoting wellbeing not only within the club itself but also through community and club wellbeing projects.
 
Tara Hancock who is founder of SAS writes:
 
“SAS is a Suicide prevention organisation who work from grassroots to elite sport and our mission is to work together to educate and equip those who play and work within sport with the skills to recognise and safely intervene where there is suicidal behaviour or a mental health crisis. We look to eradicate stigma and out of date attitudes that we know are costing lives. We believe that its together we create change.”
 
As part of this joint initiative, we are pleased to launch our new football sessions called “Football 4 Wellbeing” which will allow anyone an opportunity to play football in a safe environment. These sessions are designed to promote wellbeing by increasing player confidence and allowing social inclusion. All players will be given the opportunity afterwards to join together for tea and coffee to establish friendships and also have an opportunity to chat to any of our trained specialists for support.
 
These sessions will take place every Wednesday from 6-7pm at Daventry Town.
 
For more information on Sport against Suicide, please visit their website sportagainstsuicide.org.uk
 
The lead for this within Daventry Town is Marie French who can be mailed at Marie.French@dtfc.co.uk