Kick-starting Men's Mental Health: An Evaluation of the Effect of Playing Football on Mental Health Service Users' Well-Being

@article{Darongkamas2011KickstartingMM,
  title={Kick-starting Men's Mental Health: An Evaluation of the Effect of Playing Football on Mental Health Service Users' Well-Being},
  author={Jurai Darongkamas and H. Scott and E. Taylor},
  journal={International Journal of Mental Health Promotion},
  year={2011},
  volume={13},
  pages={14 - 21}
}
Previous research has shown that playing in a football team can have many positive benefits for mental health, including reducing social isolation and improving confidence. This article reports the findings of an evaluation of a football team. Ten participants with a variety of mental health issues took part. Participants were interviewed. Information, both quantitative and qualitative, was obtained concerning their experiences. Quantitative data was summarised and qualitative data was examined… Expand
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