Falkirk Mental Health Team Win the Cup

A Falkirk based Mental Health Football group, run in partnership with NHS Forth Valley, Caledonian Services and Stenhousemuir Football Club, has won the SFA Mental Health and Wellbeing League 2017 Championship Cup.

The group, which includes staff and service users from Woodlands Resource Central and Bellsdyke Hospital, promotes positive mental health and train twice a week at Stenhousemuir football club with support from coach Danny Newbiggings.

As well as regular games, the group provides opportunities for individuals with mental health difficulties to socialise and mix with other people interested in football in an informal setting with qualified health professionals. All group members physical health and fitness have improved as a result of taking part.

From Left to Right: Jimmy Chamberlain (Nursing Assistant), Julie Cunnell, (Occupational Therapist), John McGowan (Caledonian Services), Stevie Gallagher (Staff Nurse), Callum Forsyth (Volunteer Coach). Jenny Rodgers (Occupational Therapist) also facilitates the group but is not in the photo.