A London football league has been set up for people who are experiencing or recovering from mental illness. The Positive Mental Attitude (PMA) Football League was started by an occupational therapist who had noticed that participating in football games was helping her patients. Being a part of the League has helped people in a range of ways, including increasing people's confidence and self‐esteem by interacting with other people in the community. Players also experience physical benefits, such as increasing overall general fitness, losing weight and stopping smoking.
A Life in the Day – Emerald Publishing
Published: Aug 1, 2008
Keywords: Mental illness; Sport; Football league; Participation; Community
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