After the success of the Team Talk cup in August organised by St Francis AFC, we are delighted they have chosen Morton in the Community’s project ‘Team Talk’ as their new sponsor on the front of their strip.
Team Talk has been delivered over the last 6 months and we have seen a steady attendance and positive impact on those attending, this project was best described as “a relaxed environment which is not like therapy, its good you get the chance to speak with similar people” by one of the participants.
Steven King, Co-manager, St Francis; “It was always going to be my intention to have Team Talk on one of our kits, to follow up on the pre-season Team Talk cup which ran so successfully. We had a mix up with our tracksuit supplier to such an extent that they offered us a free kit to thank us for our patience, and I thought it was a great opportunity to turn the experience into something positive, and highlight the project. I think it’s a much needed and brilliantly delivered service, and I’m happy to give it whatever level of exposure we’re able to”
Brian McLaughlin, Chief Executive, Morton in the Community; “We are absolutely delighted that St Francis have decided to highlight this project once again. Over the past 6 months I have personally seen the positive impact this had on participants attending. On Monday 25th of November the Greenock Telegraph ran the story with the headline; ‘Inverclyde is Facing a Mental Health Crisis’ which highlights the importance of projects such as Team Talk and the benefit to the local area.”
Thanks to funding from Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership, Team Talk is on every Monday evening between 7pm and 9pm and we encourage everyone to share the word and help reduce the stigma around mental health.
For more information on Team Talk please contact Health Project Worker Jonny Roy by calling 01475 731949 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org