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Football in the Community Support Jigsaw with Creative Activities.

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The general landscape around Mansfield may be miserable today with a cold torrential rain sweeping across the area, but that didn’t stop Mansfield Town Football in the Community from injecting some warmth and smiles into the areas residents today, providing indoor activities to participants at the Jigsaw Support Group. Jigsaw Support Group support those living with mental health illness’, dementia and tackling social isolation and asked Football in the Community to extend their ‘Active Minds’ program to visit their venue. Disability Inclusion Officer Macauley Short said “Active Minds has been a real success at the One Call Stadium and today’s session at Jigsaw in Mansfield has gone down a storm, and we’ve seen the same happy and engaged reactions from the participants at Jigsaw as…

Active Minds having a positive impact on Mental Health | World Mental Health Day

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Mansfield Town Football in the Community’s ‘Active Minds: Chat’ session has had a massive impact on the Mental wellbeing of its participants, as it approaches its first birthday. Working regularly with around twenty participants per week, ‘Active Minds’ gives those facing social isolation, suffering from mental health issues or living with Dementia a safe haven to make new friends and enjoy a range of positive activities. Marking World Mental Health Day today [Thursday 10th October], participants and their loved ones have been speaking about the impact ‘Active Minds’ has on their Mental Health. Carol Wright is the wife of long term attendee Peter and believes the sessions have helped to transform his Mental Health in the fight against Dementia. She said “Since the group began…

Football in the Community to support #HelloYellow campaign

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Anxiety and Depression in young people has risen by 48% since 2004, but talking and listening can build mental wellbeing – Mansfield Town Football in the Community are fully supporting that message, in the build up to World Mental Health day. Research from mentalhealth.org.uk has shown that 10% of children and young people (aged 5-16 years) have a clinically diagnosable mental problem, yet 70% of children and adolescents who experience mental health problems have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently early age – this is something Football in the Community is aiming to help change, by supporting the #HelloYellow and ‘Get Britain Taking’ campaigns during activities throughout the week. Through fun and engaging activities within schools and across other Football in the Community activities,…

Seniors Grace One Call Stadium Turf during Cup Encounter

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Mansfield Town Football in the Community’s Walking Footballers provided the entertainment during the half-time interval last night [13th August] as Mansfield Town took on Morecambe in the Carabao Cup first round. The seniors showcased their skills in front of 1,884 supporters, playing an inter-squad friendly match to promote Football in the Community’s Walking Football sessions for over 45s, even catching the attention of Morecambe star Kevin Ellison who turned 40 in February, and joked about joining FITC’s Walking Football squad for the match. Played in good spirits the match saw a total of six goals and a missed penalty, as the seniors lived out their dreams of playing on the Stags pitch, proving age is nothing but a number. Community Coach Alex Cartwright said “The…

Senior Stags’ on the Medal Table in National Tournament

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Mansfield Town’s Senior Walking Footballers have created memories to treasure, after leaving a national Walking Football Tournament, held at St George’s Park, with a medal following their participation in the ‘One Tournament’ The National Tournament is held yearly and is a full day of football for all ages, with the Stags’ Walking Football squad entering in the Super 5s Series – Over 50s Walking Football tournament. Representing Mansfield Town Football in the Community were members from our popular Walking Football sessions who were split into two teams – Mansfield Town Yellow, and Mansfield Town Blue – both in the Over 50s section, across two groups. The winners from each group would then compete for the Super 5s Series – Over 50s Walking Football cup, playing…

Active Minds Chat group enjoy outdoor sport session

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Our ‘Active Minds: Chat’ group enjoyed a morning in the sunshine last Friday, as they participated in a tailored sports session, designed to focus on team work, communication, coordination and movement. The ‘Active Minds: Chat’ project is a weekly two-hour session predominantly for people living with dementia, or those struggling with issues such as loneliness and social isolation. Activities usually take place indoors with sessions ranging from singing therapies and chair-fitness, to board game and quizzes. Football in the Community designs the activity to be as inclusive as possible and aim to make every participant leave with a smile, using the medium of football and sport, to spark conversation and friendship. Last Friday participants were taken outside into the sunshine to enjoy an outdoor exercise…

Seniors bow out of WFA Cup despite spirited display

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Mansfield Town Football in the Community’s Walking Football Team can no longer dream of lifting silverware in the Walking Football Association cup, after being knocked out in the national first round at the hands of Nottingham based Unity Reds. The seniors Stags put in a spirited performance and twice led in the first half and were still in the game at the half-time whistle, holding their opponents at 2-2. However despite having numerous chances during the first half, the second half was a far tougher affair as tiredness took its toll with the Stags conceding a further four goals to exit the tournament at the first hurdle, losing 6-2. Community Coach Alex Cartwright said “The gents can take away a huge amount of proud from…

Active Minds Group proving a prolific hit, as Football in the Community tackles Mental Health.

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Mansfield Town Football in the Community are delighted to announce that their proactive approach to tackling Mental Health is continuing to grow, having seen increased numbers attending their ‘Active Minds’ sessions. Taking place every Friday at the One Call Stadium, the ‘Active Minds’ sessions tackle Mental Health issues such as loneliness, low self-esteem & self-confidence, PTSD and anxiety – along with improving the lives of those living with Dementia. Since the groups launch in March, Football in the Community have seen a vast increase in the number of people attending the group, with participants enjoying a different activity each week, designed to encourage team work and improve confidence through the power of sport and play. Led by Football in the Community coaches, activities have included…

Walking Footballers enjoy friendlies with Senior Reds

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Participants from our Walking Football sessions at the RH Academy and the One Call Stadium again joined forces yesterday (Sunday 24th) to take on players from Mansfield Senior Reds in a series of friendly matches. Played at the One Call Stadium, both clubs fielded two teams in a round robin of friendlies with each side playing each other once, in matches of fifteen minutes straight through. The Stags were facing off against the Reds for the second time this year, after a midweek friendly at the RH Academy earlier this year, but this time faced a much tougher test against the Reds who finished first and third in the sessions standings. The Stags A endured a tough day at the office, beaten 2-1 by Reds…

New ‘Active Minds’ Group launched by Football in the Community

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Mansfield Town Football in the Community are pleased to announce the forthcoming launch of a brand new community group – ‘Active Minds’ which aims to promote inclusion and tackle isolation through the power of sport. The group will run for 48 weeks, every Friday at Mansfield Town Football in the Community at the One Call Stadium, 10am to 12noon and will be open for males aged 18 and above, specifically those suffering with issues such as low self-esteem, isolation and loneliness, depression, anxiety and other forms of mental illness. In the UK men remain three times as likely to take their own lives than women, whilst statistics show that males are often miss-diagnosed for most common mental health disorders including isolation, depression and low self-esteem*....
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