Tranmere Rovers in the Community’s health and well-being programme has had a positive impact on Mike’s life!
Mike, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, battles a number of mental health problems is a regular participant at the Recreation Centre, and Tranmere Rovers in the Community’s health and well-being sessions help individuals who suffer with different mental health issues by keeping participants active and an opportunity to socialise.
He said: “It’s good for my mental health to come to Tranmere Rovers. I got a late diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome and I have been suffering with anxiety and depression; due to this I have struggled to leave my house but I get very bored and frustrated and it feels like the walls are closing in on me.
“I was told about the SPIDER project and through that started playing football at Tranmere Rovers every Friday afternoon.
“Since coming to Tranmere I have signed up to a number of learning courses that they offer. It is important for me to sign up to all the sessions they offer otherwise I would be stuck in my house getting very angry and frustrated with myself, so I try to do as much as possible to get me out.
“I am very nervous around people and look to the ground to avoid eye contact, but I think that is my autism or shyness but since coming here it has helped me a lot because everyone gets on with each other. We have a laugh and it has helped me interact with people, it’s good all round.
“When I first started, I just came to the health and wellbeing football but now I come to the Active Rovers, Over 40s football too. It’s good for me socially and physically.”
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