This is a joint initiative between Housing & Community Care and the St. Johnstone Community Coaching team to offer a range of sporting opportunities and associated activities to those who may otherwise face barriers in accessing them. The SAINTS (Saints Academy Inclusion Through Sport) Project is for adults with learning disabilities; autistic spectrum disorder; those who have experienced mental illness and those who are recovering from substance misuse problems. The Scottish Football Association has described the project’s work within mental health football as ‘trailblazing’; Her Majesties Inspector of Further Education cited the project as ‘sector leading and innovative practice’ and it is demonstrably making a real difference to people’s lives at a cost that equates to a fraction of traditional support services.

Download the application form: SAINTS Academy


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