Mental health sports scheme

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United in the Community – part of Boston United Football Club – has extended its successful Positive Pilgrims programme thanks to funding from the Mental Health Promotion fund, which is administered through Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

United in the Community now offer a variety of free sports sessions to people with mental health problems in South Holland.

They now hold weekly sport sessions in Kirton and Spalding, including football, multi sports and gym fitness, which are designed for males and females over 16 years who have had experience with a mental health problem.

The sessions are an alternative to therapy where the individuals can come in to a safe environment and engage in sporting activities with others whilst also improving their overall general health and fitness.

Qualified coaches who have undergone enhanced DBS checks, and who are fully first aid trained, lead all of the sessions.

If you’d like to get involved in the programme or if you have any queries, you can contact Lewis Wright on 01205 364406 or 07931 311345. Alternatively, please email lewis.wright@bufc.co.uk or visit www.pilgrimsuitc.co.uk