Health

 

Holiday Hunger

 

In partnership with Radio Clyde's "Cash for Kids" Motherwell was one of the first professional clubs to address holiday hunger within the local community. Almost 2500 children in the immediate vicinity of Fir Park are entitled to free school meals, many of these children go hungry when schools are off. We provide hot meals and free football for children during holiday periods.

 

Substance Misuse

 

The Trust has worked with NHS Lanarkshire, Fire Service and the Police to deliver awareness sessions for children and young people. We have also hosted meetings for those with a more acute concern.

 

Mental Health

 

Motherwell FC was the first professional club to carry a mental health message on their shirts and the commitment to supporting those in the local community has grown from there. In partnership with North Lanarkshire Council's Suicide Awareness staff we have mandatory "Safe Talk" training for all coaches and volunteers. Our volunteers and community strips all carry the "Breathing Space" contact details. A new partnership with "Time to Tackle" has been launched and a football therapy will take place at the stadium on Friday evenings.

 

Weight Management

NHS Lanarkshire's "Weigh to Go" is the key weight management programme which will be delivered by the Trust. We also deliver the SPFL Trust's "Football Fans in Training" project. These programmes address lifestyle changes and physical activity in a free project within the stadium.