Edge Hill University

Using sport to improve the mental health of young people

Working with Everton in the Community, Premier League Everton Football Club’s charitable arm, Edge Hill University has devised an educational sports programme, Tackling the Blues.

The programme targets young people aged 6-16 who are experiencing, or are at risk of developing, mental health problems. Student mentors and education workers act as project collaborators, using techniques including emoji bingo, peer mentoring

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