About Us

Our Story


If you visit our site, it will probably be for one of two reasons. Either you’re interested in football and sport or because of mental health and wellbeing. They are the very two reasons that drove me to launch Tackle This Together.

Having been involved in grassroots football for over 30 years, I have witnessed players’ and coaches’ mental health suffer. During this time, I have also experienced my own mental health struggles.

I realised that not enough is being done within grassroots football to raise awareness about mental health issues and wellbeing. At times there is not enough support or, in some cases, no support at all.

I immediately wanted to change that. I knew we needed to put steps in place to ensure that these incredible communities could support each other whilst also educating our footballing families to be aware of how one another is feeling.

Our mission is built on our four key pillars; to raise awareness, increase the conversation, deliver education and provide support for mental health and wellbeing.

I am passionate about this project and am inspired to have a positive impact on the millions of people who play grassroots football every week and the wider grassroots community.

I encourage anyone reading this to take action towards ensuring that their local grassroots club has a mental health first aider who can lead the way in supporting their community on this important matter. Help us, become part of the movement. Simply referring this website on will mean you have helped to ensure the right support is out there.

Let’s tackle this together.


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