Support U’s mental health football session

We are excited to announce the launch of the “Support U’s” mental health football sessions in partnership with Cambridge United Community Trust.

The “Support U’s” weekly mental health football session is available for males aged between 18-65 throughout the 2019/20 football season, and aims to improve both physical and mental fitness by providing an opportunity for those who participate to take part in some physical activity whilst building relationships, being part of a team and boosting self-confidence.

Being able to offer support to fans of the football club and wider community is a key element of Cambridge United’s Mental Health Charter and aim of being a mentally healthy football club.

Community Trust Mental Health Officer Darryl Coakley states, “Everybody has mental health, we all experience ups and downs. We believe that harnessing the positive power of football and physical activity will provide real benefits to both physical and mental fitness within our fanbase and to the wider community.”

The sessions are from 11-12pm on Wednesday morning and take place at the Abbey Leisure Complex, CB5 8NT. We then go back to the Abbey Stadium to have a cup of tea or coffee! These free sessions started on the 6th November so please come along: there’s no need to book.

It is open for all, but particularly focused on those looking to improve their mental and physical fitness. Participants at the sessions are also encouraged to get together outside of them at one of CPSL Mind’s Good Mood Cafes.

We are delighted to be partnering with Cambridge United to offer these mental health football sessions to our community. Encouraging connectivity and peer support through accessible community-based wellbeing activities is at the heart of what we do and this initiative will help us achieve our vision of a society in which everyone has positive mental health

If you have any questions about the ‘Support U’s’ weekly football session, please email Cambridge United Community Trust’s Mental Health Officer Darryl Coakley at

For further information on our Good Mood Cafes, including locations and times, please click here.