For over eight years C&I has worked in partnership with Arsenal in the Community to provide the Arsenal Candi football programme. This programme works closely to support people with complex mental health issues maintain an active life through football. Participants come together to play football twice a week in a well-run, established group. The programme promotes physical health and wellbeing, in addition to supporting people work towards their recovery goals.
This film was made recently about the successful project. It includes interviews with some of our service users, C&I Sports Coordinator Robert Lall, and Arsenal representatives, including the Arsenal Team captain Per Mertesacker.