Almost one person every week dies by suicide in North Lanarkshire.
This season, we are continuing our support of North Lanarkshire Council’s efforts to save lives.
We are working in partnership with them to help tackle suicide in local communities.
Our players will carry the Suicide Prevention North Lanarkshire logo on their sleeves throughout the 2020/21 campaign.
As well as other initiatives, we will also be displaying helpline information around Fir Park Stadium.
“Mental health worries have increased for many people during the coronavirus pandemic and the need to raise awareness about suicide prevention has never been greater,” Lynne MacDonald, Suicide Prevention Lead Officer at North Lanarkshire Council said.
“Motherwell FC are long-standing partners in our campaign to prevent the tragedy of suicide in our communities. The club has always embraced the opportunity to raise awareness around this very sensitive subject.
“Football provides a platform for reaching out to people. By displaying the suicide prevention logo on their strips, people across the county will see it.
“We are so grateful to everyone at Motherwell FC for supporting this campaign. This partnership provides a visible and positive step towards improving the mental health and wellbeing of people across Scotland.”
Alan Burrows, chief executive of Motherwell FC, added: “It is important to us as a club, and a central part of this community, to continue our support for this initiative.
“Suicide affects so many families in this area and has had a direct impact on young supporters’ families in recent months. We want everyone to know that support is out there, and the first step towards it is to talk to someone.”
For more information go to www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/safer or call 0800 073 0918.