Health & Wellbeing

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Care Package Initiative

The Health & Wellbeing team are reaching out across South Yorkshire with our exciting new ‘Care Package Initiative’ as part of our Fans Fighting Cancer programme. During this time many people in our community may be experiencing feelings of social isolation and frustration due to not being able to attend their normal day to day activities. The team have been reaching out to participants from our programmes to offer support; This could be anything from a chat to sending out one of our Community Foundation care packages. Our care packages are made up of essential items such as hand sanitiser and face masks as well as fun things such as puzzles and books. They even come with a Sheffield United Community Foundation bag and pen!

 

Please get in touch with us if you or any of your family or friends would like one of our care packages or needs additional support. We will try and help in any way that we can.

Please email health@sufc-community.co.uk. To see our Care Package Initiative Disclaimer click here.

Fans Fighting Cancer

In partnership with Weston Park Cancer Charity and Sheffield International Venues funded by the Premier League Professional Footballers Association (PL PFA Fund) and Weston Park Cancer Charity. The programme aims to offer support for people in the community that has currently or in the past been affected by Cancer. The support available will be in the form of Physical Activity, as this has shown to have many positive benefits that can improve an individual’s physical, mental and social health.

Who

People affected by Cancer.

 

What

The Fans FC programme currently consists of a light physical activity session, in the form of Walking Football, to suit all abilities and fitness levels. This brilliant group gives you the opportunity to have fun, improve fitness and be around like-minded people.

 

This inclusive, enjoyable, 5 a side version of the ‘beautiful game’ is slow paced yet lacks none of the passion or excitement of the original game. Come and give it a go!

 

We are working closely with WPCC to develop a timetable of regular, free, community based sessions to support people in their time of need, with more sessions coming soon (watch this space)!

 

Where

English Institute of Sport

When

Monday’s from 7-8pm.

 

Why

When an individual is diagnosed with Cancer, the last thing on most people’s mind is exercise. However physical activity can have lots of benefits physically, mentally and socially, which can improve how you feel and enable you to become part of something exciting every Monday night.

 

How

To book your place on the next programme click on the following link:

Apply Now or contact us here

Health Walks

Working in partnership with Step Out Sheffield, we provide the Stadium as a meeting and end point to help encourage local people, primarily aged 50+ to access our health walks. The walks offer an excellent opportunity to reduce social isolation, to meet some fantastic people, and improve fitness, all at your own pace! After the walk, you are invited back to the Blades Family Hub for refreshments, giving you the ideal chance to relax, socialise and even enjoy a game of pool.

Who

Anyone aged 18+.

 

What

Join us for a leisurely walk around the Bramall Lane area.

Our groups are very friendly and we all look out for each other so no need to worry about falling behind! Plus, we get to sit down for a cuppa and a chat in the Family Hub at the other side of the stadium!’

 

Where

Meeting Point is the statues in the middle of Cherry Street car park, Bramall Lane Stadium. (10.30am)

Sessions finish in the Blades Family Hub which is situated on the John Street side of the stadium.

When

Every Wednesday from 10.30am to 12pm

 

Why

Fantastic opportunity to get out of the house, socialise, have fun and keep physically active!

 

How

To book your place on the next programme click on the following link:

Apply Now or contact us here

Walking Football

Walking Football is one of the UK’s fastest-growing sports for the over 50s. We run weekly sessions in partnership with Sheffield International Venues and Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA. Although originally designed for the over 50s, the Foundation welcomes anyone who would like to use this form of the beautiful game to; help get healthy, revive those bygone footballing glory days or just socialise with similar like-minded people!

Who

People aged 45+

 

What

  • The Walking football session includes Warm ups, Skill based activities, Small-sided games and cool downs (with expert guidance provided on how these can be performed at home safely).
  • This session is inclusive to all,  and is suitable for all abilities and fitness levels, whether you’re wanting to get back into being physically active, try something new, challenge yourself or become part of a fantastic group of people with similar interests.

 

Where

Sheffield Springs Academy (Indoor Hall)

When

Every Tuesday evening from 6-7pm.

 

Why

Walking Football is a great opportunity to keep physically active all whilst having a great time. You can improve your physical fitness levels, including having better balance and a wider range of mobility, as well as losing any excess weight. This also provides a perfect opportunity to socialise regardless of what team you may support!

 

Cost

£5 per session

 

How

To book your place on the next programme click on the following link:

Apply Now or contact us here

Mental Health

In partnership with Sheffield Flourish’s Brunsmeer Awareness and the Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA, we provide easy to access football sessions designed to cater to adults that are suffering from a diagnosed mental health problem.

Who

Adults and young people that suffer from a diagnosed mental health problem.

 

What

Inclusive football sessions for all ability levels. You’re invited to come and have a fun, friendly game of football that is suitable for all!

 

Where

Goodwin Sport Centre

When

Every Tuesday 1.30pm to 3pm

 

Why

Sports and physical activity can play a big role in keeping your body and mind in a good place. Participate in a safe, friendly enviroment with like minded people.

 

How

To book your place on the next programme click on the following link:

Apply Now or contact us here