Objectives

Our Vision

Our vision is to dispel the stigma associated with mental health in Scottish professional football and for it to be integrated into physical health and fitness training programmes.

Our Mission

The Chris Mitchell Foundation will bring to the forefront the need for the awareness of mental health and wellbeing within the Scottish professional football industry, by sharing knowledge and skills and improve learning, forging cohesive and sustainable partnerships, connecting and supporting service users and campaigning to raise awareness on a national scale.

1. Educating and Enabling

 

We will do this by:
  • Funding places on accredited mental health and wellbeing training courses for individuals within Scottish football clubs.
  • Hosting awareness sessions, by accredited professionals, and fundraisers to promote mental health and wellbeing.

 

Results:
  • Better knowledge and understanding of mental health and wellbeing, and the early warning signs.
  • Early intervention for players and staff suffering from poor mental health.
  • Prompt treatment and support programmes put in place through the right professional services.

2. Connecting and Supporting

 

We will do this by:
  • Working collaboratively with organisations within and associated with the Scottish football industry to develop a Scottish Football Association Mental Health Charter and encourage clubs to sign up to it/engage in it.

 

Results:
  • Football clubs recognise their duty of care and are support them in mental health and wellbeing.

3. Engaging and Influencing

 

We will do this by:
  • Effective dialogue with governing bodies and key organisations within the Scottish football industry to forge cohesive and sustainable working relationships to the benefit of the cause.
  • Delivering a national campaign to raise general public awareness of the importance of mental health and wellbeing.

 

Results:
  • Raising the profile of the mental health and wellbeing on a national platform.
  • Reducing the stigma associated with mental health and wellbeing.