With funding from the Premier League and Sport Relief, Time to Change is running a two-year programme based in football clubs, called Imagine Your Goals.
The programme aims to improve social inclusion and wellbeing for people with mental health problems, as well as tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.
Imagine Your Goals projects are run by community trusts and schemes affiliated to Premiership football clubs, and will focus on three areas:
- Physical activity: clubs will run football and other physical activities to support people with mental health problems by improving their health, building confidence and addressing issues of social isolation.
- Social contact: the projects will use football as a way of bringing people with and without mental health problems together through a variety of community activities.
- Campaigning: clubs will promote the Time to Change key messages about the impact of mental health stigma and discrimination to a variety of audiences, including football supporters and local community groups.