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Kick Off For Pools Play For Life

5 April 2019

HUCSF’s inaugural ‘Pools Play for Life’ session was held this Thursday and, to mark the occasion, Peter Kioso and Nicke Kabamba called in to find out what it was all about.

Keith Nobbs, Foundation Manager said, “The first session was a great success and is exactly what the project is all about. There’s no pressure and no ‘medical speak’ and you certainly don’t have to be super fit to join in!

“Thanks to the support of Andy’s Man Club and Hartlepool and East Durham Mind, we can signpost people to the right place to find help and advice, but our main aim is to give men a place to come and get fit, have a kickabout, chat with other men who are in a similar situation and have a cuppa and play a game of pool or table tennis.

“Thank you to Peter and Nicke for coming down to launch the project, they were fantastic at joining in with the games and chatting with the participants, really helped them feel comfortable and relaxed.

“Suicide is the biggest killer of men aged 20-49 and men are three times more likely to commit suicide than women, so we are hoping our association with Hartlepool United FC will help us reach those men who are struggling and get them the right support.

“We want help to remove the stigma associated with mental health and make sure men realise they are not alone.”

For more information contact Sarah on 01429 862595 or email

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