Heads Up

Help Your Local Community!

We want to provide opportunities to help individuals achieve their goals and realise their potential, but we can only do this with your support.

Mental Health conditions affect 1 in 4 people at some point during their lives, yet the stigma around using mental health services stops many people from seeking the help they need. Shrewsbury Town Foundation mean to tackle this through offering mental health sports sessions for those working through, or living with, a mental health condition.

Head’s Up looks to engage adults who are working through or living with a mental health condition. With an hour-long football session, we hope to keep participants fit, release the feel-good factor and boost self-esteem. Our trained and supportive staff will help participants to feel welcome, safe and supported with no pressure or expectations.  

Following the football sessions participants are invited to stay for refreshments and engage in peer-support, take part in activities that promote good mental health, hear guest speakers talk from partner organisations and share their own experiences.  

These sessions aim to: 

  • Raise awareness of mental health conditions. 
  • Reduce the stigma surrounding mental health conditions. 
  • Provide a weekly physical activity session in order to help achieve a positive mental well-being. 
  • Demonstrate the importance sport can have in tackling mental health problems. 

Session Details 

Day: Thursday 

Time1pm – 2pm followed by refreshments and support time until 3pm 

Venue: Mercedes-Benz Football Hub, Montgomery Waters Meadow, Oteley Road, SY2 6BF 

Cost: £3 

If you or someone you know would benefit from a space place to do some exercise, meet some new people and gain useful resources to support good mental health, please complete the form below or contact [email protected] 

Sign up form

Can I just turn up? 

Yes! You can just turn up on the day. On arrival all you will have to do is fill out one of our participant forms so we can get a few details from you in case of an emergency. If you would like to arrive earlier to chat to our coaches about how you are, please do so.  

What should I wear? 

Please wear comfortable sportswear such as a light top and shorts or joggers. In terms of footwear, please bring either trainers or football boots with molded studs only. Please also bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated. 

What if I have other health conditions? 

Please disclose your existing health conditions with your coach. You details are confidential and won’t be shared with anyone except staff members on a need-to-know basis. If you require medication, such as an inhaler, glucose, epi-pen – It is ESSENTIAL that you bring this to your session. If you fail to bring your medication, you won’t be allowed to participate in the physical activity.