Bristol Rovers’ ‘Recovery Through Sport’ is an innovative programme that aims to harness the power of sport to improve people’s physical and mental wellbeing.
It is open to any adults whether they want to get some exercise, build social networks, gain confidence in being around people or just help improve their general wellbeing.
One participant on the programme said: “Before joining the group I struggled getting out of the house and especially meeting people, but now I feel confident to talk to new people and socialise with others.
“As well as going to the weekly group, we also gained the opportunity to watch a Bristol Rovers match and walk out on the pitch in front of the crowd which was a brilliant experience.
“I’ve found that going to the football group and then standing in front of the Bristol Rovers fans has really helped build my self-confidence as well as improving my physical and mental wellbeing.”
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Mind are the official charity partner of EFL. With over 21 million fans attending EFL matches each season (and 55 million watching on TV), this partnership is a brilliant opportunity for us to promote awareness and understanding of mental health amongst football fans, and to help more people living with mental health problems access the support they need.
Together we are harnessing the power of football to raise awareness of mental health, improve the approach to mental health in sport and raise funds to deliver life changing national and local support.
Text FOOTBALL to 70660 to donate £3 to Mind, and help make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.