The Changing Room

Project details

Mental Health
Upcoming Activities
16 Mar
Eight European clubs meet at Werder Bremen for the “Welcome through Football” EFDN Staff Exchange from the 16th to the 18th of March. The goal of the StaffExchange is to share ideas and best practices on football-based refugee programmes. Our host Werder Bremen will present their Spielraum methodology and give Read more
24 Mar
EFDN is proud to announce our 14th EFDN “#Morethanfootball” Conference. On the 24th and 25th of March, EFDN will organise the 14th edition of the largest gathering of CSR-experts in European football. Join more than 175 professionals from over 80 clubs, leagues and FAs at NAC Breda’s Rat Verlegh stadium in the Read more
25 Jun
EFDN and the Dutch Department of Justice (DJI) host the 5th edition of the annual Football Works Festival at the prison in Vught, the Netherlands, on the 25th of June 2020.  Together with the football tournament, which will involve 12 teams from across Europe, there is also a special Football 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.