Stay Home Social Club helping to maintain a positive mind-set | Mental Health Awareness Week

Mansfield Town Football in the Community are delighted to be taking a proactive approach when it comes to improving the mental wellbeing of members of the Community, thanks to the weekly ‘Stay Home Social Club’.

The online quiz and games night hosted through Zoom has proved to be a popular fixture on the calendar as Football in the Community try to fill the social void inflicted by the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Since the UK introduced lockdown measures in March, all Football in the Community activities have been cancelled meaning that several participants were unable to enjoy the social element of activities including Walking Football and Active Minds.

The ‘Stay Home Social Club’ has been running for the past five weeks and is open to any adults who may be missing being able to socialise.

Hosted by Media and Communications officer Craig Priest, the event takes place every Wednesday at 7pm via Zoom and includes a ‘Pub Quiz’ and several games where participants compete for the chance to be crowned ‘Stay Home Social Club Champion’

“The Stay Home Social Club has really grown in popularity – initially it was just members of our Walking Football squad wanting a quiz, but it’s spiralled into something everyone can enjoy, either by themselves or as a family.

“What’s really pleasing is to see new faces join every single week, we’re really reaching members of the community who haven’t particularly attended our activities previously – it’s really good to be able to provide them support.

“Everyone is having to adapt to this new way of life we find ourselves living and it can be really difficult, for males especially, to open up about our Mental Health – so from our perspective it’s of the upmost importance that we continue to provide that support with an activity which is light-hearted and engaging”

The Stay Home Social Club takes place every Wednesday at 7pm via Zoom, with each week using the same meeting ID and password so that participants can dial in easily at their leisure, anyone wishing to take part should use Meeting ID: 682 613 3004 and Password: FITC2020

Anybody needing additional support with their Mental Health should visit the MIND website, the official charity partner of the EFL and EFL Trust.

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