Mental Health Football is held every Friday from 7pm at The Hathershaw College on the outdoor 3G pitch.
It is a pressure and judgement free environment where attendees can just turn up and play, or watch and have a chat with a great group of friendly, welcoming people. There are no expectations, no scorelines, no winners or losers, just players. MHF is open to men and women with no sign up or commitment necessary.
The aim is to help improve people’s mental health using physical activity and peer support, in a friendly, easy going atmosphere.
MHF was founded by First Team Managers Ross Elliott and Andy Steel in 2019. It went on to win ‘Initiative of the Year Award’ at the Oldham Sports Awards, followed by the runners-up spot at The North West Sports Awards. In August 2021 Manchester FA announced MHF as their ‘Grassroots Project of The Year Award’ winners.