Kingstonian Mind United
A new partnership between Mind in Kingston and Kingstonian Football Club to help raise mental health awareness within the Royal Borough and surrounding areas.
Mind in Kingston and Kingstonian FC are delighted to announce a new partnership to help raise awareness of mental health issues within the Borough of Kingston and surrounding areas.
Mind United is a friendly, inclusive football project run by Mind in Kingston and funded through the Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group. It is now being re-branded as Kingstonian Mind United with additional support now coming from Kingstonian FC backed by three year funding from the Football Foundation’s “Grow the Game” funding scheme.
Mind in Kingston offer a safe and non-judgmental environment for local people to play football and learn new or improve their existing skills, meet new people, and improve their physical and mental well-being.
People have a one in four chance of developing a mental health problem in their lifetime and this is just as true for football fans as anybody else. Awareness raising work will include themed home matches at Kingstonian highlighting the importance of promoting emotional well-being and the work of Mind in Kingston. These will be organised with the assistance of Kingstonian Supporters Club. There will also be an advert for Mind in Kingston in Match-day programmes.
Mind in Kingston CEO Rianne Eimers says: “We are delighted to have the support of our local non league team Kingstonian FC. The additional funding being provided will help us expand our highly successful football project and improve the skills and experience of our team members in partnership with Kingstonian FC. We are always pleased to be able to work with local organisations and look forward to working more closely with Kingstonian FC”.
Kingstonian FC Chairman John Fenwick added: “We are grateful to the Football Foundation for providing us with the funding that will help expand the work of this excellent project. Working with Mind in Kingston will now form an important part of our Club’s community engagement programme.”