Dunfermline Athletic

Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

Date: Monday, 7th Sep 2020

DAFC`s Mental Health Ambassador (Eddie Martin) has been busy over the last few wonths working in association with Fife Health and Social Care Partnership.

This years Suicide Prevention campaign runs 5th Sept to 13th Sep. The aim of this campaign is to Raise awareness to the population of Fife (with a particular focus on males aged under 45) of key suicide prevention messages and the support which is available in Fife for those who need it.

A Suicide Prevention video with representatives from Fife football clubs (Dunfermline Athletic, Raith Rovers, East Fife, Cowdenbeath, Kelty Hearts, Inverkeithing Swifts this also includes an input from Jim Leishman, Caroline Weir, Fife Flyers and The Chris Mitchell Foundation.

Eddie Martin says:
This has been a great project to be involved, I was given the task of lead video developer, which meant inviting Clubs to be involved, help with running order.
It`s objective is to communicate a message of hope, encouraging people to reach out for support in times of distress/crisis

Suicide is a community health problem so it was a privilege to be asked to be involved as a representative of DAFC to show that the football club is indeed a community football club.

If you can see the video can you share on your social media with the
#YoureNotOnYourOwn
#EveryLifeMattersInFife

Support services available across Fife (Andy’s Man Club, Penumbra, SAMs Cafe, Samaritans and CARF)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTrLVOxDcfw&feature=youtu.be

If you wish to donate then the following groups provide great support:

Penumbra - http://www.penumbra.org.uk/service-locations/east-area-services/fife/

Sams Cafe - http://www.samscafe.org.uk/


Suicide Prevention video



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