LFC Foundation Launch Innovative Community Mental Health Programme
LFC Foundation has launched an innovative community mental health improvement programme that combines football and music to help improve young people’s lives.
The ‘Red Hot Beats’ programme will engage with youths from disadvantaged areas, using the synergy of the two world-famous pillars of Liverpool’s rich heritage.
The club’s official cloud storage partner, Wasabi Technologies, will part-fund and support the new scheme alongside LFC Foundation, which will be delivered in six community centres across Merseyside.
Bespoke sessions will be targeted at young people identified as struggling with their mental health and will provide them with the essential tools to learn a wide variety of mental health and wellbeing skills and coping strategies, using the hook of music, arts and sports.
Red Hot Beats adds to LFC Foundation’s growing portfolio of successful mental health and music programmes.
Music and art therapy will help to improve mood and cognitive function of participants. This will be combined with LFC Foundation’s expertise in delivering high-quality sport and football. The programme will help to improve overall emotional expression, communication and interpersonal skills, self-esteem, and have a positive impact on quality of life.
Matt Parish, chief executive of LFC Foundation, said: “It’s fantastic to be collaborating with Wasabi Technologies on our new community mental health improvement programme.
“The mental health crisis post-pandemic is alarming, especially in younger people who may not be equipped with the relevant skills, information and access to services they require.
“Red Hot Beats will look to address this need by delivering free and accessible sessions for young people to access in their local communities, as well as providing contact with dedicated specialist mental health staff.”