Football Group

Our football group is now part of Falkirk Users Soccer Experience (F.U.S.E) which was originally set up in March 2014.  It is aimed at those with a diagnosis of a severe and enduring mental illness and currently involves members from Bellsdyke Hospital, Westbank and ourselves being coached by members of Stenhousemuir Community Foundation at Ochilview Stadium.

We believe that playing football has a positive impact on individuals mental, physical and social wellbeing.  We have found that in particular young adults can often be unwilling to be involved with conventional mental health services so encouraging them to play football can have benefits both for them and services.

From January 2016 we are training twice a week

  • Wednesday 3.00pm - 4.00pm (Main Pitch at Ochilview Stadium)
  • Friday 3.30pm - 4.30pm (Main Pitch at Ochilview Stadium)


We have also entered the Scottish Football Association's Mental Health League which will be having 8 league days throughout 2016 at different venues.


The football group is open to all Caledonia service users, male or female.  So if you are interested in joining our football group please speak with John McGowan (01324 501727) or e-mail him on john.mcgowan@falkirk.gov.uk.


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