Football, Madness and Me [2013]

“Brilliant” – The Observer

“The disarmingly brutal honesty shown by the subjects of this documentary makes for engaging viewing” – The Guardian

Hayley, Jamal and Adam all suffer from severe mental illness. But now they are joining an extraordinary football league run by occupational therapists where every player suffers from a mental illness, from schizophrenia to depression and OCD. Filming over a year, both on the pitch and in their lives, this is the story of their struggle. Can football really help them recover?

Directed by Kate Taunton

Blast Films / BBC3