Important Update (August 2020): Man On! has now returned
What is Positive Minds; Man On?
Man On! is a Physical Activity and Wellbeing Session for Men Aged 18-65. In total sessions are 90 minutes in length: 60 minutes of physical activity and 30 minutes of a conversation café. The aim of Man On! is to increase participant’s mental wellbeing.
Man On! is a year round service running;
Meriden Community Centre
(just off the A41)!
As well as running sport sessions, the Meriden Centre also offers art classes, music classes, gym facilities, employment workshops and social clubs. Other Watford CSE Trust Programmes run at the Meriden Centre which can offer a gateway opportunities upon completion of Man On!
We aim to improve participants wellbeing by increasing levels of physical activity through 1 hour football sessions and to also foster social inclusion and allow participants to understand and implement healthy coping strategies through sport. There is no emphasis on playing ability and all the sessions will be for participants of any standard. Referrers, carers and support workers can be invited to join in on the Football session or use the facilities present at the Meriden.
After the Football session there will be the conversation café, this will include workshops around wellbeing, group discussions of case scenarios and guest speakers from local services relating to wellbeing. The Watford CSE Trust would welcome any HPFT personnel who would like to come and deliver a workshop or presentation.
There are currently 16 places available. To sign up, please contact Liam Dwyer: Liam.Dwyer@watfordfc.com
Steven and James discussing how the Man On! sessions have had a positive impact on their mental health. Thank you to FC Not Alone for filming!