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adidas / June 2021

FC Not Alone

Since its beginning in 2018, FC Not Alone has been using football to help achieve the goal of breaking the stigma surrounding mental health.

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In the last few years, society has made many positive changes in terms of being more vocal about mental health, but there still isn’t enough being done to provide simple, practical solutions. This is why, together with adidas, FC Not Alone will provide Football-For-All sessions, making sure football can be enjoyed by everyone.

One of the biggest challenges with getting people involved in football is the idea that it can be a hyper-masculine or aggressive space.

Working together, adidas and FC Not Alone aim to provide Football-For-All sessions and offer mental health coaching and coping tools to everyone who needs them.

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FC Not Alone is fighting this perception by bringing people together in a positive, healthy way. Currently FC Not Alone have an 11 a-side team that plays in a competitive league, although they will be the first to admit that this is not enough. There is a huge opportunity to do more - to help more people and to prove that football is a sport that can benefit everyone.

Working together, adidas and FC Not Alone aim to provide Football-For-All sessions and offer mental health coaching and coping tools to everyone who needs them. Long term, there’s an opportunity for FC Not Alone to enter the football pyramid and compete at some of the highest levels, however, for now they are fully committed to ensuring that football is used as a safe space for all. Check FC Not Alone out at fcnotalone.com where you will find advice, tools, and thought pieces around mental health, society, and football. You can also find out more about the FC Not Alone football-for-all sessions there.

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adidas / June 2021
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