Tragic Chris inspires his teammates
Club launch new campaign
Clyde FC have teamed up with a programme to tackle mental health stigma to get people talking about the issue this season.
The League Two side have joined up with See Me and will display the company’s logo on their shirts for the 2016/17 campaign.
The Bully Wee, who left Rutherglen in 1986, are keen to encourage people connected with the club to talk about the issue after the tragic death of their former player Chris Mitchell this year.
Their partnership aims to help change the culture around mental health so people with mental health problems feel confident enough to talk, without the fear that they will be stigmatised and discriminated against.
Clyde manager Barry Ferguson said: “Mental health is something that I’ve got to know a lot more about over the last few years. I’ve been involved in mental health charity work so I understand how it affects people.
“See Me is a great charity for Clyde to be working with. Raising awareness is very important and we are delighted to be doing what we can to help with that.”
The latest figures show that the suicide rate for men is two-and-a-half times that of women.
See Me’s director Calum Irving said: “Mental health is part of everyone’s dayto-day life but there is still a stigma around it. To tackle this properly people need to understand that it is okay not to be okay and you can talk about it.
“We want to show that mental health problems can affect any of us at any time and one in four of us will struggle in any one year. That could be at least two players in every football team. If you’re worried about someone you don’t have to be an expert. Just asking someone if they are okay and really listening can be a powerful thing.”
We are delighted to be doing what we can to help
Shock Former Clyde player Chris Mitchell