'Well...an innovative new partnershipBreathing Space partner with Motherwell FC
Breathing Space and Motherwell Football Club have formed an innovative new partnership. The football season kicked-off with Motherwell's first team players displaying the Breathing Space logo on their jerseys, highlighting the club's passion and commitment to raising awareness of the importance of good mental health.
Breathing Space messages will be displayed on home match days and key players and representatives of the Club, including Scottish cup winning legend Stevie Kirk, will be ambassadors for the service. Two games will also be dedicated to Breathing Space, with the players wearing Breathing Space T-shirts in warm-up sessions, announcements made within Fir Park Stadium, and information and promotional materials given out to supporters.
Motherwell FC have over the years taken an active role in promoting key health messages to their fans and the wider community. Tony McLaren, Breathing Space National Coordinator explains "Motherwell as a club have demonstrated their commitment to holistic health and wellbeing, establishing themselves as Scotland's premier community Club. Breathing Space is a crucial service for Scotland, which has double the suicide rate of England and Wales per 100,000 of the population. This new partnership is further testament to the commitment of the Club in addressing mental health issues both in Lanarkshire and all over Scotland."
Breathing Space is also partnered with Macmillan Cancer Support, Scottish Huntington's Association and the Princess Royal Trust for Carers.
For emotional support, talk in confidence with trained advisors by calling Breathing Space on 0800 83 85 87.