When it comes to Suicide Prevention, we are again wearing their heart on our sleeves in support of a crucial life-saving campaign.
Suicide Prevention North Lanarkshire branding will again be on the first team players’ sleeves throughout the 2021/22 season.
We’re are working in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council to help tackle suicide in local communities and will also be displaying helpline information around Fir Park.
Almost one person every week dies by suicide in North Lanarkshire and Motherwell FC is pledging its support to help raise awareness of this issue.
“We are delighted Motherwell FC are continuing to support our campaign to prevent the tragedy of suicide in our communities,” Paul Kelly, depute leader of North Lanarkshire Council said.
“The club have been outstanding ambassadors for suicide prevention and it will be great to see the logo appearing on the players’ shirts again this coming season.
“This is a great example of partnership working with the goal of helping those most in need in our communities.
“The Covid-19 health pandemic has been really difficult for so many people and it is vital that those who are suffering know that there is another way. There is help available.
“‘Let’s Talk’ is the message we want to get across as we try to encourage people to talk more openly about suicide so we can all work together to help prevent it. The emotional impact on families, friends and communities bereaved by suicide is devastating and can have an awful, long-lasting effect on those left behind.
“Starting the conversation is so important and can make such a difference. As a council, we are grateful to everyone associated with Motherwell FC for supporting this campaign. This partnership through football will have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing in our communities.”
Suzanne Reid, head of commercial and marketing at 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 more than ever.
“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 northlanarkshire.gov.uk/safer or call 0800 073 0918.