Projects The Changing Room

Established in May 2018, The Changing Room is a unique SAMH project that is funded by global men’s health charity, Movember Foundation, and works in partnership with SPFL Trust and football club charities and trusts across Scotland.

We know that 80% of football fans are men and the men in their middle years are three times -more likely than women to take their own life.

For that reason, The Changing Room uses the power of football to bring men together to act for their mental health.  

The power of football has proven to be a tremendous catalyst for sparking positive conversations about mental health and helping men to better manage their own mental health and wellbeing.

Being in The Changing Room provides men with the opportunity to come drown from the stands, into the heart of their club and to work as part of a team tackling the issue of mental health, together.

How it works

The Changing Room is a 12-week programme that uses the power of football to bring men together into the heart of their football club to act for their mental health and wellbeing. Men who participate in the programme are journeyed through a series of activities and sessions, designed to support them in managing their own mental health and wellbeing.  

Aims:

  • To enable men in their middle years to better self-manage their own mental health and support each other
  • To reduce loneliness and isolation of men in their middle years
  • To increase the social connectedness of men in their middle years (30 – 64 years)

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