Midlothian Men Matter

Wednesday December 4th 2019

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Written by Midlothian View Reporter, Luke Jackson

Bonnyrigg Rose Community Football Club has supported Positive Mental Health for some time and it is a project that they are rightly proud of.

Now they are adding a new service to the portfolio of services they already support within the community.

A new support group for men, facilitated by men, called “Midlothian Men Matter”. The sessions will led by professionals from the Health in Mind in the Orchard Centre.

The weekly meetings will be held at the club’s Pavilion at Poltonhall, providing a neutral space with sufficient facilities to make it comfortable and discreet. The professionals managing these sessions are qualified to support those that may have suicidal thoughts as well as general stress and anxiety concerns.

There is no need for a referral, they just want people to come along if they feel they need someone to speak to or feel they need help. They will have the best people to support. Please help them help others.

The concept was the idea of one of the club’s ‘Mums Walk Group’ founders, Claire Marsland, who is passionate about offering support for men who are experiencing difficult times and it is Claire who has driven the project.

Their launch event will be held at 7:30pm to 9pm on Tuesday 10th December at the Poltonhall Pavilion. Light refreshments will be served. It is something that is open to everyone

They are relying on the support of local organisations and businesses to share the message about this new service.

Bonnyrigg Community Football Club is now more than just a football club. As well as having in excess of 500 boys and girls playing football, they also providing groups for the elderly, a youth club, walking football and support ot KIC Dance.

Last month the club took over responsibility for the pavilion and pitches at Poltonhall on a lease from Midlothian Council and are working towards an Asset Transfer.

To find out more about the club and it’s community spirit visit their new website, www.bonnyriggrose.org.uk

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