Leicester’s four professional sports club have teamed up to launch United Leicester, a free online platform aimed at helping to break down the stigma around mental health, and encourage those who are struggling to find support.
The project has been funded by NHS Charities Together, Leicester Hospitals Charity, Raising Health and the East Midlands Ambulance Charitable Fund. The website will feature personal videos from current and past players, as well as staff and supporters of each club.
The four clubs, the Leicester Riders, Leicester City, Leicester Tigers and Leicestershire Cricket Club will also provide weekly activities to help support adults with their mental and physical wellbeing.
The platform, which has been developed by Frog Systems, has videos that explain how sport has helped people in the community to overcome challenges such as depression, racism and addiction.
You can access the platform below.
“The United Leicester Project has had a great impact on the young generation at Taylor Road, increasing regular sporting participation through Basketball, Rugby and Football, alongside improving knowledge of healthy eating.” Ryan Evans, LRF
“The project uses coaches from each club to inspire the next generation, as well as providing workshops for parents and guardians, to increase their awareness of the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle and the consequences of inactivity.” Matt Bray, LCitC