Claret in Mind

Claret in Mind

Burnley FC in the Community are delighted to announce the relaunch of their Claret in Mind programme.

As part of our strategy on positive mental and emotional health, BFCitC are relaunching the programme alongside Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) and Men’s Den in Colne.

Mental health issues affect one in four people at some point in their life and this has been further exacerbated by Covid-19 and the lockdowns that have come with this.

The relaunched Claret in Mind programme will look to provide a football provision for all. The session aims to promote mental health and wellbeing by raising awareness, reducing the stigma (particularly in men), and providing weekly physical activity sessions. Most importantly, the sessions will signpost individuals into support beyond the football pitch.

This support will come though LSCFT who work closely with service users to support their wellbeing needs, whilst Men’s Den in Colne are a group that supports men with mental health, addiction or any other issue causing anxiety and stress. Men’s Den is free to access every Wednesday at 6pm, at Open Door in Colne. Both services aim to improve and encourage relationships to reduce isolation.

The football session will take place at the Leisure Box, Brierfield every Tuesday at 1:30pm-2:30pm and is free to attend.

For further information on Claret in Mind or Men’s Den, please contact Michael Colquhoun (Head of Community Welfare and Inclusion) on 01282 704716 or email m.colquhoun@burnleyfc.com.