The Changing Room

Project details

Mental Health
Upcoming Activities
13 Jun
On the 13th of June 2019, the Dutch prison  “De Karelskamp” in Almelo will be hosting the first Football Works Festival which is organised by EFDN together with the Dutch Justice Department.  The event will not only include a football tournament inside the prison walls but also offers different presentations Read more
19 Jun
EFDN is partnering with Fundação Benfica for the 3rd Walking Football Festival Lisboa in Lisbon on the 20th and 21st June 2019. Teams are invited to sign up and join in the tournament which will have 2 separate competitions, one for teams who would like to play competitively and one Read more

The Changing Room

Men are two-a-half times more likely than women to die by suicide each year, with the biggest group at risk being men in their forties and early fifties.

SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) launched a unique programme earlier in 2018 which will bring men together using the power of football to promote mental health and wellbeing.

The Changing Room is a pilot project working with the SPFL Trust, Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian to engage with men in the heart of their community, to take action for their mental health.

This project is the first in Scotland to be funded by the global men’s health charity, Movember Foundation. The Foundation raises funds to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programmes that enable men to live happier, healthier and longer lives.

The Changing Room will exist both offline and online where men (age 30 to 64 years) will have an innovative, inspirational and safe place where they can take action for their mental health. The aim is to increase the social connectedness of men in their middle years and deliver a programme of activity that will reduce loneliness and ultimately improve their mental health and wellbeing.