Kick To Connect

Positively Connecting Through Football

This season Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA in partnership with LENSGO Visual  media are launching the #KicktoConnect campaign celebrating the positive impact football can have on your mental health & well-being. 

In the UK 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem in any one year. Throughout the 2019/2020 campaign we will be shinning a light on groups & individuals who have compelling stories to share, which evidence the impact football has had on their mental health & well-being. 

Earlier this month the FA launched their #Headsup campaign harnessing the influence & popularity of football to help show the world that mental fitness is as important as physical fitness, you can find out more about the #Headsup campaign here: //www.thefa.com/about-football-association/heads-up. 

The difference? our #KicktoConnect campaign will focus on local people & local stories. 

During the campaign you are likely to hear from:

Grassroots Clubs 
Recreational Support Groups
Fan Groups
Community Foundation Trusts 
Professional Clubs or Players

Where can I see this? 

We will be releasing a series of short films on the third Thursday of every month until March 2020. These short films will be available via our & partner organisations social media platforms. 

What is the purpose? 

• Raise awareness about the positive impact playing or watching our sport can have on your mental health & how it helps you connect with others 
• Celebrate & raise awareness of local grassroots projects 

How can I get involved? 

We appreciate that there are many great stories out there worth celebrating, however we cannot feature everyone. If you would like to share your own story, a comment or promote the campaign please use #KicktoConnect via your social media platform. 


For any further information about the #KicktoConnect campaign please contact our disability football development officer, Sam Firth on: 0114 261 5500.