Wade’s story

Published: 17/05/2023

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (15 – 20 May) we are running a week long campaign to help reduce stigma around mental health, and raise awareness of the initiatives we deliver to promote wellbeing. Wade’s story Wade has attended our inclusion football sessions for around seven years and has seen significant improvement in… Continue reading Wade’s story

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (15 – 20 May) we are running a week long campaign to help reduce stigma around mental health, and raise awareness of the initiatives we deliver to promote wellbeing.

Wade’s story

Wade has attended our inclusion football sessions for around seven years and has seen significant improvement in his mental health since joining back in 2016.

The 25-year-old works alongside RUCST’s Health and Wellbeing Co-Ordinator Hollie Webb on the Trust’s ‘Feel Well Work Well’ programme, through which he receives 1:1 mental health and employability support.

Since working with Hollie and the rest of the Trust’s Health and Wellbeing team, Wade continuously works to improve his anxiety and now also attends RUCST’s walking group.

Wade lives with varying mental health symptoms and has talked openly about how our inclusion football sessions have helped him to have a better quality of life.

To find out more about inclusion football and the initiatives that our Health and Wellbeing team deliver contact health@rotherhamunited.net