Health & Wellbeing

Reducing health inequalities for the people of Sheffield, creating happy and healthy communities.

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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!

 

After recieving the care package, you will gain access to the Fans FC project. This is made up of face to face (when possible) physical activity sessions as well as digital exercise sessions and online social groups.

 

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

Sheffield United Community Foundation provides a diverse weekly timetable of accessible, low impact physical activity and social opportunities, delivered strategically across the city. People do not need any formal diagnosis but the project is aimed toward the people of Sheffield who may be isolated and not able to engage in full intensity exercise and sport.

 

As part of our coronavirus response, we are also engaging the community in digital exercise support as well as remote social sessions to form friendships and bonds even during the pademic.

 

For more information about the Fans FC project, please contact: health@sufc-community.co.uk or call Josh Blunkett on 07949375726

 

If you are an organisation that represents vulnearble groups and would like to refer these to the Fans FC project, please contact the Health and Wellbeing Manager: levi.ashton@sufc-community.co.uk

Mental Health Support

In partnership with Sheffield Flourish, Brunsmeer Awareness, Door 43, Sheffield Mind, Strong Minds Together and the Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA, we aim to use sport and physical activity to strengthen self esteem, develop personal skills, promote health and wellbeing and improve the physical, mental and social health of people in our community, whilst empowering people in the local area. This is catered to adults and young people that are either suffering from a diagnosed mental health problem or to prevent them from one in the future.

For more information about Mental Health Support and the sessions available please contact:  health@sufc-community.co.uk

 

If you are an organisation that represents vulnearble groups and would like to refer these to the Fans FC project, please contact the Health and Wellbeing Manager: levi.ashton@sufc-community.co.uk

Walking for Health

In partnership with Step Out Sheffield, we provide a health walk using Bramall Lane Stadium as a meeting and end point to help encourage local people, to walk to a wellbeing. The walk offers 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.

 

For more information about our Health Walks please contact: health@sufc-community.co.uk

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!

 

For more information about Walking Football please contact:   health@sufc-community.co.uk