Montrose Community Trust mental health scheme to start in February

Montrose Community Trust has started a new initiative aimed at boosting men’s mental health.

By
Mark Dowie
Sunday, 23rd January 2022, 12:00pm
Montrose Community Trust mental health scheme to start in February

In Scotland, men are nearly three times more likely to die by suicide, with the biggest risk group being men in their middle years.

The SPFL Trust has recently teamed up with SAMH and Movember to launch The Changing Room, an innovative mental health programme which uses the power of football to encourage men to talk and open up about their mental health.

The 12-week programme, which is due to start in February, comprises of a dozen 90-minute sessions aimed at men aged from 40 to 64, which will provide a safe and welcoming space at Links Park stadium to allow men the opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences and improve on their mental health.

Fully trained Montrose Community staff members will guide those taking part through a participant workbook, with various workshops and activities which are proven to aid in the improvement of mental health.

The programme will begin on Wednesday, February 9, from 6.30pm to 8pm at Links Park. To register an interest in taking part, contact project officer Kerr Waddell by emailing kerr@montrosect.org.uk.

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