The BBC have highlighted the benefits of Walking Football with regards to improving mental health.  More than three million people over the age of 60 have depression. The national charity Age UK says four out of five of them receive no help from the NHS.

A survey by the Mental Health Foundation suggests that relationships are fundamental to wellbeing, but older men in particular are less likely to recognise their importance.

Graham Satchell went to meet one group of men to find out how they benefit from spending time together.

Watch the short clip covered on their news bulletin on 19th May here.

Age UK Richmond upon Thames walking football team

Age UK Richmond upon Thames has a very successful walking football team in Richmond and we would love you to join us!  Call Community Services Team on 020 8744 1965 or email communityservices@ageukrichmond.org.uk to find out more.

We also have lots of other activities designed with men in mind, but open to women too, like cookery classes, golf, table tennis and pub lunches.  See our Community Services page for more information.