Sport and Thought was created by Daniel Smyth a psychodynamic counsellor. Daniel’s work has been recognised at governmental level on two occasions. The Sport and Thought programme is currently running in the following London boroughs: Brent, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Lambeth and Southwark. The programme also runs in Northern Ireland and works with very hard to reach adolescents experiencing both emotional and behavioural difficulties deemed to be high risk of permanent school exclusion.
Sport and Thought is a way of working with adolescents that fuses the sport of football, psychodynamic thinking and theory to create a space to encourage thought and act as a catalyst to promote emotional and behavioural change.