‘Teaming Up For Health’ Partnership To Be Showcased This Week!

‘Teaming Up For Health’ Partnership To Be Showcased This Week!

This coming week, the Hull FC Community Foundation will be showcasing stories of change achieved across the last year of the ‘Teaming Up for Health’ partnership.

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This coming week, the Hull FC Community Foundation will be showcasing stories of change achieved across the last year of the ‘Teaming Up for Health’ partnership.

Delivered with the financial support of NHS Hull’s Clinical Commissioning, the project is now in its fourth year of delivery, with the community teams at both Hull FC and Hull Kingston Rovers working with health partners across the city on prevention and early intervention health and wellbeing activities. 

Maisie Malton, Head of Health and Wellbeing, said: “In recent weeks, the ‘Teaming Up for Health’ partnership has been reflecting on the successes of the last year and we collectively felt it would be a good opportunity to showcase this to our fan base.

“Successes include 1,800 children and young people taking part in ‘Compete for Change’, launching a new project to support middle aged men get physically active, and bringing older people back together through ‘Our Best Years’. 

“We are fully aware of the challenges facing local people since the pandemic and we have been focused on how we can use the power of rugby to improve mental health, reduce feelings of loneliness, and inspire people to get more active’

“Over the course of the week, we will share progress made through our ‘Match Fit’, ‘Unite Fitness’, and ‘Our Best Years’ as well as introduce our work on ‘Energise’ and supporting veterans.”

Erica Daley, Interim Chief Operating Officer, NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We started our work with the foundations at both Hull FC and Hull KR four years ago and it has been an incredibly successful partnership.

“It offers us an opportunity to spread key health messages across the two club’s fan bases and that is a cohort of our population in Hull that we might otherwise have been unable to reach in such an impactful way. The connection people feel with rugby in Hull is so strong that it makes it much easier to engage fans in coming along and joining in.

“So far, the partnership has focused on key areas of health including children’s physical and mental health, giving us the opportunity to educate about healthy lifestyles at that early stage in a person’s life.

“We have also focused on men’s and older people’s mental health and wellbeing through activity sessions such as Match Fit and Our Best Years. I would encourage anyone with or without an interest in rugby to come along to any of the sessions which are relevant to them.”

For more information on health and wellbeing interventions delivered through ‘Teaming Up for Health’, please contact Maisie on 01482 327200 or email Maisie.malton@hullfc.com.

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