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The Changing Room for Young Women

Big Hearts is teaming up with the Hibernian Community Foundation to build on the success of SAMH The Changing Room project by offering a similar wellbeing initiative aimed at young women.


The Changing Room Project for Young Women has one goal – bring people together through the power of football in order to help them take care of their mental health.


Open to women aged 18 to 30, the programme offers participants opportunities to meet up, engage in social & physical activities together and start positive conversations about their mental health and wellbeing.


The group will start on Wednesday 31st August, 6PM in The Shed at Tynecastle Park. Access via the community gate on Wheatfield Street, EH11 2NL.


To register or ask any questions, please contact Kirsty at kirsty.stewart@samh.org.uk




In 2018, Big Hearts, alongside Hibernian Community Foundation were the first football organisations in Scotland delivering The Changing Room initiative for men, saving hundreds of lives.


From the summer of 2022, Big Hearts will deliver from Tynecastle Park a new 12-month pilot programme aimed at young women whilst the Hibernian Community Foundation will run a similar pilot at Easter Road.



Why Young Women aged 18 to 30?

  • Women between the ages of 16 and 24 are almost three times as likely to experience a common mental health issue, as males of the same age.
  • 1 in 2 females will stop taking part in any organised physical activity by the age of 20.
  • Around 1 in 5 women have a common mental health problem such as anxiety or depression.