Blackburn Mental Health Football League

PRESS RELEASE from Blackburn Rovers Community Trust:
Mental Health Football League

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust is delighted to announce that Creative Support have agreed to fund the current My Life Mental Health Football League.

The funding enables the continuation of the league for a further three years. It also allows opportunities for participants and volunteers to gain refereeing qualifications, team building days and social inclusion events.

A presentation evening to award all current players is also being planned. Further information will follow in due course.

The Mental Health Football League seeks to address the isolation, stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health and emotional well being. Through an enjoyable community environment, the football league provides opportunities for participation in friendly footballing competition, while further contributing towards encouraging and supporting individuals to make healthier lifestyle choices. It also seeks to promote self confidence, self esteem and peer support amongst service-users taking part. Further to this, it endeavours to promote social interaction, community cohesion, partnership working.

The league currently comprises of the following teams; Café Hub; James Street; Lancashire Mind; Blackburn Brasilia; Fountain; Community Restart; Affinity Support; Almond Villas and two teams from Wigan Athletic Community Trust.

Creative Support is a high quality provider of person centred social care services for people with learning disabilities, mental health and other needs. For more information, please visit:

For more information on the leagues, or the Blackburn Rovers Community Trust My Life project, please contact Elliott Noble on 01254 296122. Alternatively, please visit the Trust web site :

Kind regards,
Jamie Hopwood
Head of Community Sport and Health Engagement
Blackburn Rovers Community Trust l BRFC l Ewood Park l Blackburn l Lancashire l BB2 4JF
Tel: 01254 296129 l Fax: 01254 693285 l Visit:



23 Comments so far

  1. colin andrews on November 21, 2011 2:14 am

    when do u play your games can accrington join or not get back to me please you have my phone number

  2. Paul on November 21, 2011 12:41 pm

    Hi Colin,

    Hows things? Northampton Town may be playing Altrincham soon if we carry on the way we are.

    The Football League is held on the second Friday of every month. The current season ends on Friday 9th December. If you would like to join the League, the new season starts in January. We have a lot of interest for the new season so if you want to join please ring Elliott on 01254 296129 asap and he will make sure that you are in!

  3. Anonymous on November 21, 2011 1:04 pm

    shrews 7 northampton 2 unlucky we got beat 2-1 against gloucester . ok enough of that can you give me a league table and teams so we know what we are up against thanks paul

  4. Anonymous on November 21, 2011 1:08 pm

    can u put the league up is on any website is there a team called elsun rangers in it. if it is on a website can you tell me the name of the website please.

  5. Paul on November 21, 2011 4:41 pm

    Hi Colin,

    The teams are listed in the above press release. If you go to and click on indoor leagues which is half way down the page on your right. Then click on leagues which is on your left and click on My Life & Creative Support Football League. This will show you the league table plus results and fixtures.

  6. Anonymous on November 21, 2011 6:28 pm

    it looks impressive and it looks hard i think you only doing so you can win the creative support tournament 2012 lol . only kidding anyway we will be entering a team do u play 50 games that is a lot of games fridays what time and what venue please so i know to tell my players thanks paul

  7. colin on November 28, 2011 7:25 pm

    hi paul you ok i will be coming on wednesday to train and have a kick about i hope i am welcome can you name the players who play for you thanks

  8. colin on November 28, 2011 7:26 pm

    hi paul you ok i will be coming on wednesday to train and have a kick about i hope i am welcome can you name the players who play for you thank plymouth what happen 4-0 well alty got beat again 2-1

  9. Paul on December 5, 2011 4:42 pm

    Good to see you last week Colin. You are always welcome to join in with the wednesday football group. Consider yourself a Blackburn Brasilian 🙂

  10. colin on December 6, 2011 3:05 am

    thanks very much i am delighted i will play hard on fri dec 9 for you and altrincham won on saturday 4-2 fc halifax we have corby next hope we will win . anyway when do u want to play burnley rangers i think you need to ring jackie teague i will ask my other half for her phone number. iain messingham phone no is 1204337100 at bolton st joesph school like a big dome just go past the reebok stadium.

  11. colin on December 12, 2011 1:19 am

    thanks very much for letting me play on friday i really enjoyed it i will be there again if you need me i will come every wednesday . can you give me the dates when it starts again please paul. once again thanks i really enjoyed and have a merry xmas and happy new year. have a good one paul

  12. colin on February 3, 2012 5:08 pm

    hi paul might have two more players for you ok they are interested to play thanks

  13. colin on February 5, 2012 6:11 pm

    not the two who turn up danny and rob i have two more for you to help if we get stuck

  14. colin on February 16, 2012 6:46 pm

    thanks for the chat paul this morning i hope you sorted it out i do not want to lose my temper. thanks for today we need some friendlies to play as well

  15. colin on February 17, 2012 1:22 am

    alty vs blyth spartans hope we win i will go for 3-0 to alty

  16. colin on February 28, 2012 1:44 am

    hi paul u ok mate i was thinking of asking elliott to do a tornament like creative support what do u think do it in groups first two go through

  17. colin on March 13, 2012 1:55 am

    hi paul a new team has joined our league blackburn foyer. again another good win for the cobblers should get 6points well accrington and dag & red tuesday for accrington and sat for dag&red

  18. colin on March 21, 2012 1:10 am

    hi paul i was upset on last fridays league games i was sub 5 times played 4 missed one game i am a good player and i want to go back on blackburn brasilia 1 not 2 i felt dil was having a go saying all the time get off the pitch you are sub. if it continues i will not be coming anymore i will let this one go for now but anymolre bullying with fellow team mates and i am walking i think damien is a good role model towards people i like him he cheers me up sorry about that paul damien had a chat with me about it i was ok afterwards. thanks paul

  19. Paul on March 26, 2012 9:07 am

    Hi Colin,

    Sorry to hear you were upset at the last tournament. Unfortunately Colin, the success of the League and indeed our Wednesday Football Group means that not everyone can play every game.

    I think during the last tournament we had 16 players vying for 10 starting places. Naturally, this will mean that we have to rotate the players to ensure that everyone gets a game. It’s a team game afterall. On other occasions, as you know, we have had 10 players turn up meaning we have no subs at all!

    There is no difference between Brasilia 1 and 2 and the players representing these teams will change depending on who turns up. One team is not classed as better than the other.

    I will chat to you all as a group on Wednesday and this will give you the opportunity Colin to air any concerns you have. It’s important that everyone is happy within the Group. Let’s face it – it’s a beautiful game…unless you support Altrincham!

    If you want to discuss anything prior to Wednesday please give me a call on 01254 664975 or email me at Take care Colin.

  20. colin on May 20, 2012 3:17 am

    did blackburn brasilia win the 2012 creative support tournament in the final with vicvale vikings and james street went in as hope street warriors i had the list and there were only 20 on the sheet

    1.hawthorne apartments
    2.the boot factory boys wolves
    3.hall lane harriers
    4.townley house chorley
    5.mallow court wolves
    6.accrington MH gladstone heights
    7.blackburn brasilia
    8.tameside FC mottram road
    9.parkers bangers. parker’s lane
    10.the uppers and downers UCR
    11.hope street warriors blackburn
    12.warrington day centre
    13.birch lane& alexcian
    14.35 coatham road redcar
    15.brandling court
    16.windermere ave clitheroe
    17.vicvale vikings barrow & ulverston
    18.middlesborough floaters
    19.unit tea one
    20. osbourne road utd featuring head office

    so if there is any more teams can you send me a copy of the results and fixtures please thank u paul

  21. colin on June 6, 2012 1:14 am

    you ok paul hows the football how is everyone i will be back soon just having a rest because my knee injury once it is clear i will be back . see you soon colin

  22. Anonymous on July 5, 2012 9:43 pm

    hi paul u ok i will return soon i have ssn the new set out looks a good league everton and stockport have joined i will see you soon ok

  23. dan on June 6, 2013 10:24 pm

    to whom it may concern,

    HI i am currently a s/u from keighley and play for a creative support team (oakvale). Please could we have a league for and ran by s/u and ex s/u for Bradford and surrounding areas.


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