The Positive Pilgrims project helps engage adults who experience mental health issues in Lincolnshire by using the power of sport and the Boston United Football Club brand to create exciting pathways into training, volunteering and employment.
Positive Pilgrims also aims to improve social inclusion and well being, as well as tackling discrimination and stigma.
Working in partnership with organisations such as Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust, CAMHS and Spurgeons, we hold weekly sport sessions to raise physical activity levels in a fun and friendly environment.
A number of voluntary posts have been created within the Boston United umbrella and along with other partner organisation’s to allow participants to have the opportunity to gain the necessary confidence and skills to return to a working environment.
Research has demonstrated the positive impacts of regular exercise for people suffering with mental health problems, and our Positive Pilgrims programme aims to develop confidence, self esteem, sense of belonging, health and wellbeing, and increase social acceptance and interaction for people who suffer with mental health, through various sports sessions.
Our fully qualified coaches who have undergone enhanced CRB checks and are fully First Aid trained lead football sessions, which are listed below!
Positive Pilgrims Football Session – this session is a weekly indoor football training session. Every session consists of a warm-up, a skill practise and finishes with a game at the end. Please wear suitable indoor clothing and footwear, and bring shin pads and a drink. All bookings are made on a referral basis from the mental health service. Please contact Lewis Wright on 01205 364406 / 07931 311345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Tuesdays and Fridays – 11am to 12pm on the 3G at The Jakemans Community Stadium – £4 per session
If you would like to get involved, you or someone you care for have to have had some experience of poor mental health. For more information and to come along to these sessions, please contact Lewis Wright on (01205) 364406 or email: email@example.com.