Giffnock Soccer Centre staff partners up with mental health charity

Giffnock Soccer Centre joins forces with mental health charity Back Onside
Giffnock Soccer Centre joins forces with mental health charity Back Onside

Giffnock Soccer Centre has joined forces with mental health charity Back Onside.

And in an effort to support the charity, coaches and staff will cycle 1km on behalf of every registered player, helper and coach at the club.

That will be around 1300km in total - so it’ll be quite a challenge!

Back Onside is committed to helping young people and adults, who face mental health challenges due to social exclusion, disability or life changing circumstances.

Funds raised will also help develop, maintain and improve Giffnock SC facilities and football provision.

All funds raised will be split equally between Giffnock SC & Back Onside.

In the UK, one in four people will experience a mental health illness each year. Mental health includes a person’s emotional, psychological and social wellbeing.

It is estimated that only a quarter of sufferers receive ongoing treatment, leaving the majority of the UK population tackling these debilitating issues on their own.

At Back Onside the charity recognised this ongoing dilemma and is determined to rebuild a society where no young person or adult is left tackling mental health problems alone.

Back Onside delivers programmes and workshops focused around sport, music, drama and art. Back Onside supports and relieves mental health obstacles through peer-support and participation in activities that encourage good health and wellbeing.

Sport and exercise is proven to improve your mood, increase self-esteem, reduce life stress and ease mental health difficulties.