Burnley FC in the Community uses the appeal of the Premier League and Burnley FC to support mental wellbeing amongst young people and is currently working with 10 Secondary Schools across Burnley and Pendle delivering its Schools Mental Wellbeing Project (SMWP).
The charity employs its own team of 12 Mental Wellbeing Workers who are placed in schools and aim to provide an early intervention to support students who are struggling with mental health issues.
The charity’s Schools’ Mental Wellbeing Project has been running since 2018, providing schools with qualified mental wellbeing workers, and during that time it has delivered one-to-one sessions and group sessions for more than 3,000 students struggling with their mental health between January 2019 and November 2021.
Our project has received national recognition, being shortlisted in 2020 for the Northwest Football Awards and the Children and Young People Now National Mental Health and Wellbeing awards.
The Wellbeing Workers also help raise awareness of mental health within their respective schools, educating parents, students, and teachers alike to make the school ‘a mentally healthy school’.
Burnley FC in the Community is supported by the Premier League, the Professional Footballers’ Association, Burnley Borough Council, Pendle Borough Council and NHS East Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group in its Schools’ Mental Wellbeing Project.
We are proud to deliver the Schools’ Mental Wellbeing Project to local young people.