Interfaith Sports 14/07

As part of Hyson Green's annual Cultural Festival, this April local football teams came together to compete in the annual Interfaith Football Tournament. The day was a great opportunity for local teams and organisers to compete, socialse and have fun. A special congratulations to the Nigerian All Stars, who took first place in the men's tournament!

The event highlighted the importance of breaking down the barriers and stigma surrounding physical and mental health. Event organisers Self Help UK and Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges were there to oversee the activities and offer free confidential support and advice to people seeking guidance.

About The Organisers

Hyson Green Cultural Festival (HGCF) is an events and activities organiser group based in Hyson Green area. Self Help UK is a unique organisation who create, support and promote self help and support groups for a range of mental health and well-being issues. They offer a comprehensive directory of available self help groups and support agencies as well as a telephone helpline for the general public and healthcare practitioners. In addition, Self Help UK offer a range of services for those wanting to create a help group or those wanting to develop and grow an existing group. Self Help UK also offer support and services for health and social care professionals wanting to work with help and support groups, including the Practitioner Guide to Supporting Groups and effective practitioner guidance from recent ESTEEM research .

 Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges (BBBB)

BBBB works with young people and their families to break down barriers, build trust, identify direction and  build  relationships. They work with marginalised young people, predominantly from African/African-Caribbean  and  mixed  heritage  origins,  though the group’s client base is not exclusive. BBBB works in particular with young people who are viewed as challenging or difficult to engage with. BBBB volunteers and staff support individuals to discover positive solutions to chaotic and challenging life styles. They work with issues including antisocial or offending behaviour and its consequences, appropriate relationships, and  intolerance  of others’ beliefs – as well as more serious challenges, including family breakdown, school exclusion, court appearances and employment issues.

 For more information visit Or call the Self Help UK helpline on 0115 911 1662

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