Minds United FC are the highlight of the week for many
Minds United FC support people struggling with mental health issues
“I didn't feel like I belonged to anything or anyone, I felt like a misfit in society. I feel like the bond we’ve built in Minds United FC is a family. You come and you're accepted.”
Adam, team player
Minds United F.C. use football as a means of actively improving the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of adults in Kensington and Chelsea who are living with a wide range of mental health issues, as well as substance misuse.
The team was set up in 2019 by local resident Tarik, who says football played a “massive role” in his recovery, after being diagnosed with bipolar disorder seven years ago. Over the last few years and with continued support from the Foundation, Minds United FC has grown in size, with 100 players now registered, many of whom say the sessions are the highlight of their week.