Since 2021, the Foundation has been collaborating in the therapeutic programme that the IMQ AMSA Day Hospital runs for users suffering from mental health-related problems. Specifically, the sports training sessions held by the Foundation's coaches are part of the programmes dedicated to eating disorders and dual pathologies.


The IMQ AMSA Day Hospital is a therapeutic community offering psychiatric and psychological services in Bilbao. The therapeutic process, which is carried out by a multidisciplinary professional team, has a bio-psycho-social approach, based on pharmacological, psychological and social treatments. The Athletic Club Foundation is involved in the IMQ AMSA project through weekly training sessions for five groups of people with eating disorders and dual pathologies.

The ultimate goal of the project is the full social reintegration of the people who come to IMQ AMSA. The Foundation uses this collaboration model to help patients become protagonists in the therapeutic programme, thereby reactivating very important motivating elements for recovery, such as socialisation and taking part in group activities. The IMQ AMSA Day Hospital is aimed at people suffering from an ailment or mental health problems for which outpatient consultations are not enough, and who require more intensive treatment that allows them to stay connected to their living environment.


  • Promotes physical activity and healthy habits.
  • Prevents diseases and unhealthy behaviour.
  • May improve some symptoms or aspects of a disorder.
  • Improves interpersonal relationships.
  • Increases self-esteem, self-confidence, empowerment and independence.
  • Improves emotional stability, concentration, handling frustration and taking responsibility.
  • Promotes self-improvement, motivation and resilience.
  • Provides opportunities for people with mental health disorders to take part in sporting activities.
  • Promotes social development and improves perceptions and stigmas associated with people with mental disorders.
  • It raises the visibility and awareness of mental health in society, thereby reducing discrimination.