Another event as part of this years Fortnight of Action 2010.
Tuesday 26th October 2010 saw the fifth year of a very special football game at McDiarmid Park, where a number of adult mental health service users take to the pitch with members of St Johnstone’s youth squad to publicise the work of the ‘see me’ mental health anti-stigma campaign and the Show Racism the Red Card campaign.
A number of events have taken place during October to promote ‘Involving Mental Health Matters’ whilst October also sees our Annual Fortnight of Action. The players wore the t-shirts of both campaigns to publicise their support of anti-discrimination across Perth and Kinross.
The mental health participants have also been benefiting from blocks of regular coaching sessions from two members of the Saints Community Coaching Team in the lead-up to Tuesday's game, which is the culmination of the second six-weekly coaching block in 2010.
All participants in this coaching block also received a certificate from Saints on the day to mark their efforts. The coaching initiative was organised by PLUS Perth - a local charity led by people who have used mental-health services - in conjunction with Dave Black of the Saints Community Coaching Team. Funding support was received from The National Lottery's Communities 2014 Fund and Perth & Kinross Council’s Financial Assistance Panel.