World Mental Health Day 2023

Blackpool FC Community Trust are celebrating World Mental Health Day taking place on 10th October. The theme for 2023, set by the World Foundation of Mental Health, is ‘Mental health is a universal human right’.

World Mental Health Day is about raising awareness and driving positive change for everyone. It’s also a chance to talk about mental health, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to get help if you are struggling. Come together with friends, families, or colleagues this World Mental Health Day at one of our sessions! Here are all the things we do to support the mental health of our community.

Get Vocal

Ever feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders?

Our group to support men’s mental health runs every Monday evening between 6pm and 8pm in the North Stand Community Hub at Blackpool FC Stadium. There is no need to register, you can just turn up and talk.

We also have our Get Vocal Podcast hosted by Jack Sprigg and Callum Taylor (Let’s Just Talk podcast), together with special guests, aims to get men talking about their mental health.

By providing a platform that combines expertise, personal stories, and practical advice, this podcast promises to make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

Mental Health Football

Football session takes place every week as a way of supporting positive mental health through physical activity and creating stronger peer-support networks.

Sessions are free to attend and take place on Wednesdays from 2pm to 3pm at Stanley Park and on Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm at Aspire Sports Hub.

Walk and Talk

We hold walks around Stanley Park each week to allow local people to come together for a moderate walk and a chat. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and enjoy some light exercise. This weekly walking group for 18+ get together to help eachother combat loneliness.

Sessions are free and take place on Tuesdays between 1:30pm and 3:30pm at Blackpool Cricket Club.

Extra Time

The group of over 55s is needs-led and participants have input on the activities they would like to do during the sessions. Afternoons can include chair-based exercise, dominoes, quizzes, trips, country-themed afternoons, or simply coffee and a chat.

Sessions take place on Mondays between 1pm and 3pm at Holy Trinity on Dean Street and costs £2 to attend.


Veterans meet up every week at our NAAFI break and enjoy a chat with friends, a sausage or bacon sandwich and a cup of NATO tea or coffee.

Sessions take place on Wednesdays between 10:30am and 12pm in The Corner Flag at Bloomfield Road and we ask for a £1 donation.


Replay is a free session for adults (18+) to engage in different social and physical activities all within one session. Those who attend are able to socialise and make new friends over a brew whilst choosing from a range of activities including, chair-based and low-impact exercises aimed at improving physical health and capabilities, Boccia, Bingo, tabletop games such as Dominoes, Chess, Drafts, and Subbuteo and Electronic Games and much more.

Sessions are free to attend and take place on Tuesdays and Thursday between 1pm and 3pm in the Moretti Lounge at Bloomfield Road Stadium.