Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are proud to show their support for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022.

Mental health support has always been important here at RUCST. We provide extensive provision delivering all sorts of activities and support for those who need it.

Mental health problems affect one in four of us yet people are still afraid to talk about it. For people with mental health problems not being able to talk about it can be one of the worst parts of the illness. So by getting people talking about mental health we can break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that affects us all.

In support of mental health we offer a range of sessions from our Walking Groups and Coffee Mornings to our Inclusion Football and Mature Millers.

Walking Football

Our walking football sessions have over 20 adults attending weekly regardless of their experience or age. We also have a football session on a Wednesday’s for people who have suffered brain injuries, drug and alcohol misuse and other mental health illness.

Football isn’t for everyone so a lot of our participants join us for our weekly Coffee Mornings and Walk and Talk Group on Thursdays. A casual and relaxing walk around some of the best areas of Rotherham for a few hours with a wonderful group of people. At the beginning of May this year we thought we would change things up, so we drove our walking group to Cleethorpes for a brilliant walk with some great weather and ice cream to finish with. We also offer social prescribing for 1:1 mental health support for anybody who may need this kind of help.

Health & Wellbeing Manager –

“These sessions have been very important to a lot of people over the years. It’s not all about the football or sports it’s about giving people the option of joining a safe space to talk and enjoy themselves”

Take a listen to one of our Walking Football participants feedback on how they got involved below: 👇

Take a look below for a list of our sessions that have supported so many people over the years at Rotherham United Community Sports Trust. If you would like to get involved please email:

If you are suffering with mental health issues and require further support please visit Mind:

Mind offer tremendous support and raising awareness for mental health: Mind Infoline 0300 123 3393