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MENTAL HEALTH & WELL-BEING

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We all have a story.  Join us in making a difference by sharing your story. Join our "Every Story Matters" pledge campaign!

At Philadelphia Union Foundation, we are committed to changing the game on mental health. HeadFirst is our groundbreaking program aimed at promoting mental health awareness and providing support within the soccer community. We believe that mental health is just as important as physical health and that creating a strong support network is the key to a healthy, happy life.

 

Through HeadFirst, we offer a comprehensive program that includes

 

3 KEY COMPONENTS:

  1. Digital Toolkit for players, parents, and coaches. 

  2. In Person Education | 'A Happier U'

  3. Annual Mental Fitness Forum 'Raising Awareness | Because Every Story Matters'

At the Philadelphia Union Foundation, we believe in using the power of sports to drive social change. We are incredibly grateful for our founding partner Independence, whose support has enabled us to initiate this program that addresses a wide range of challenges that our community faces. From education to health and wellness, we aim to make a difference through this program. We are proud of our work so far and grateful for the opportunity to continue improving the lives of the people in the communities we serve.

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DIGITAL RESOURCES

As a nonprofit organization, the Philadelphia Union Foundation is committed to leveraging our resources and expertise to positively impact the lives of people in our community. We are proud to work closely with a variety of partners, including Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, (PCOM), to make a real difference. With their support, we are able to offer critical coaching conversations that can make a lasting impact on the lives of young people.

FIVE OF THE MOST RELEVANT MENTAL HEALTH TOPICS

Digital toolkit content includes:

  • Definitions

  • Symptoms

  • Communications & Support Strategies

  • Resources

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'A HAPPIER U'

Our skilled-based positive mindset training program is designed to help teenage soccer players develop the mental skills they need to excel in their sport. By combining the principles of positive psychology and sports psychology, we teach our participants practical techniques for overcoming challenges and staying focused on achieving their goals. Our program is centered around soccer, making it the perfect complement to the game and the lifestyle of your young athlete. Contact us today to learn more about our program and how it can benefit your team.

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EDUCATION

Our skilled-based positive mindset training program is designed to help teenage soccer players develop the mental skills they need to excel in their sport. By combining the principles of positive psychology and sports psychology, we teach our participants practical techniques for overcoming challenges and staying focused on achieving their goals. Our program is centered around soccer, making it the perfect complement to the game and the lifestyle of your young athlete. Contact us today to learn more about our program and how it can benefit your team.

At the heart of the Philadelphia Union Foundation is a commitment to making positive change in our community, particularly when it comes to mental health. Every year, we organize the May Mental Health Awareness Month Annual Forum at Subaru Park. This forum brings together individuals and organizations to discuss and share ideas about mental health. Through our HeadFirst initiative, we aim to focus attention on the importance of mental fitness and promote mental health awareness in our community. Join us in making a positive difference in people's lives!

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OUR PARTNERS

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