Rovers back men­tal health push

The Galloway News - - NEWS -

Th­reave Rovers teamed up with Sup­port in Mind Scot­land (Ste­wartry) on Satur­day to high­light the im­por­tance of men­tal health.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the char­ity at­tended the game at Meadow Park against Bon­ny­ton This­tle to get the mes­sage across.

In­for­ma­tion was pro­vided about lo­cal ser­vices which in­clude the Ste­wartry Re­source Cen­tre, an out­reach project, a car­ers sup­port ser­vice and a tai­lored pro­gramme of sup­port for young adults ages 16-30.

Sup­port worker Leanne Latta said: “We un­veiled our new spon­sor board dis­played in the grounds which pro­vides de­tails of how to get in touch with us via email and tele­phone. Davie McVi­tie and the com­mit­tee kindly al­lowed us to give out cakes made by the ser­vice users and col­lect do­na­tions.

“Th­ese go a long way to help our char­ity and raise our pro­file as a lo­cal ser­vice for men­tal health.

“As it was World Men­tal Health Day yes­ter­day, we would like to thank Th­reave Rovers play­ers, staff and pub­lic for giv­ing us the time and the op­por­tu­nity to talk about Sup­port in Mind Scot­land.

“We are de­lighted that we are help­ing to end the stigma sur­round­ing talk­ing about one’s men­tal health.”

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