Staff and service users from South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust are taking part in this year’s Good Mood Football Trophy.
The annual one-day event will be held on 13 October, during World Mental Health Week, and will kick off the Good Mood Football Programme’s 2011/12 season.
Organised by Huddersfield Town Football in the Community, in partnership with the Trust and the Good Mood League, the event aims to get new and existing teams together to meet new people and play football.
Day service worker Julian Moses, who works with the Calderdale Inclusion Support Service, "Sport and exercise are excellent ways to help look after both your physical and mental wellbeing and the Good Mood Trophy is certain to be a great day. The Good Mood Programme helps service users on their road to recovery by providing a focus as well as increasing motivation and giving them an opportunity to be part of something positive."
The Good Mood Programme as a whole is a partnership project between Huddersfield Town Football in the Community, Sporting Pride Community Trust and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and centres itself on football-based activities to address mental health issues predominantly amongst men.
The Good Mood Trophy 2011 takes place on Thursday 13 October at The Zone, St Andrew’s Road, Huddersfield and all matches will be 6-a-side.