The Changing Room

The Changing Room has one goal – to promote men’s mental health and wellbeing through the power of the beautiful game.

Aimed at men in their middle years, The Changing Room has been running at Hibernian Football Club and Heart of Midlothian Football Club since 2018; and is now rolling out to clubs across Scotland.

Delivered by SAMH thanks to funding from the Movember Foundation and support from the SPFT Trust, the 12-week programme uses football to bring men together – not just for a blether about the football, but the chance to get the stuff that’s bothering them off their chests too.

And a new programme, The Changing Room – Extra Time, which is funded by The Scottish Government, will build on the existing programme , giving men the opportunity to speak in more depth about their mental wellbeing and explore areas which are giving them particular challenges or concerns.

Find out more

The Changing Room at Hibs
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You can find out more about The Changing Room through your chosen club. The Changing Room 12-week programme is currently running at, or due to start soon at:

  • Heart of Midlothian
  • Hibernian
  • Aberdeen
  • Albion Rovers
  • Alloa
  • Annan Athletic
  • Clyde
  • Cowdenbeath
  • Dundee
  • Dunfermline
  • East Fife
  • Falkirk
  • Livingston
  • Montrose
  • Morton
  • Motherwell
  • Peterhead
  • Queens Park
  • Rangers
  • Ross County
  • St Mirren

In addition, The Changing Room – Extra Time will be delivered at Aberdeen, Rangers, Heart of Midlothian, and Hibernian Football Clubs.

Robert’s story

After a tough year Robert knew he needed help, his love of football led him to SAMH's Changing Room, which made it easier for him to open up.

Robert's story

Robert's story