Archive | Physical activity & sport

Carr Gomm Football Club – update

In May 2012, Mind Waves Community Reporter David visited our weekly 5-a-side football project. As David reported at the time, the concept of the group is that people who have lived experience of mental health issues have the opportunity to meet up every week and have a game of football. It’s no more complex than […]

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Bowls for Well Being

I started bowling three years ago, lawn bowls that is, not to be confused with indoor bowls or indeed carpet bowls …who would have thought there were so many different types and I haven’t even mentioned crown bowls! When I mention I Bowl, I’m always amazed by peoples reaction. I’ve been told that it’s an […]

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Ahead of the Game

Head injuries and mental illness are often inextricably linked. For some, dealing with a brain injury can not just be physically debilitating but also mentally challenging. This is something that Headway has recognised and they hope to provide the required support for those who may be suffering from a mental illness. Depression is the most […]

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Heading for Success!

For many people football is just merely a sport. A passionate one at that, but still no more than a hobby. However for some people the effects of football can be life changing. This is something that has been picked up by the managers at Carr Gomm. Kevin Fullerton and Derek Black have seen the […]

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Kicking Out Mental Health Stigma

The stigma attached to those who suffer Mental Health problems is unquestionable. But now we see new initiatives that are trying to eradicate such an attachment. It comes from an unlikely source and for many a popular one too. Football, whether it be playing or watching, has been shown to affect those who suffer from […]

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