Merthyr Town F.C. has been selected as one of only two football clubs in the country to deliver a mental health initiative thanks to a new partnership with Time To Change Wales and Football Association Wales Trust.
We Wear The Same Shirt will aim to break down the barriers faced by those living with a mental health condition in playing football through a tailored programme that aligns mental with physical wellbeing.
The weekly football programme, which launched on Tuesday (03.11.15), promises to be free of the pressures of competition and is free thanks to Sports Wales funding.
Elliott Evans, Community Development Officer at Merthyr Town said: “We want to support anyone experiencing living with a mental health condition in either re-entering, or taking their first steps in playing football. And if someone doesn’t want to play, then that’s OK! There will be other opportunities to get involved as we know it’s not just the players that make the team but all its staff and supporters too.
He continued: “With 1 in 4 people living with a mental health condition, we want to make sure that Merthyr Town F.C. is supporting its fans and community. If you want to be our latest signing, then go to www.wewearthesameshirt.org”
We Wear The Same Shirt runs every Tuesday at Penydarren Park from 1pm to 2:30pm. If you would like to join the team, please visit www.wewearthesameshirt.org.