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It’s estimated that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience some form of mental health problem each year

Yet despite mental health problems being commonplace, very few people seek help – often because of the perceived stigma attached. 

The Claret in Mind programme aims to promote mental health and wellbeing by raising awareness, reducing the stigma (particularly for men) and providing weekly physical activity sessions. 

A relaxed, football session is held every Tuesday at the Leisure Box, Brierfield. The session runs from 1:30pm-3:30pm and is completely free to attend.  

The purpose of the sessions is to promote physical activity and awareness of mental wellbeing, but it also accommodates people who are looking for support beyond the football pitch. Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) support our Claret in Mind initiative and we run the programme with their partnership.

 If you are looking for support without the football sessionAndy’s Man Club is held every Monday at Turf Moor from 7pm. 

Sign ups for this project are through referral only

Times and locations

Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm at Marl Pits, Rossendale

Tuesdays, 1:30pm – 3:30pm at The Leisure Box, Briefield

Thursdays, 11:00am-12:00pm at The Roefield 3G Pitch, Clitheroe

Thursdays, 2:00pm-3:00pm at Accrington Stanley Sports Hub

More Information

For further information on Claret in Mind please contact Martin Payne, Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator

For more information on our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures please contact Sharon Swindells, Safeguarding Manager at Burnley FC in the Community or view our safeguarding page.