5-a-side tournament

Tony McLaren, Breathing Space National Coordinator is pictured on the left, with representatives from NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council and Choose Life.

Tony McLaren, Breathing Space National Coordinator is pictured on the left, with representatives from NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council and Choose Life.

Ravenscraig Sports Complex was the venue for a 5-a-side football tournament which kicked off Suicide Prevention Week (SPW) last month.

Breathing Space displayed information and provided materials at the event, which was organised through Choose Life.

In 2002, the Scottish Executive launched Choose Life, a ten year national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide in Scotland. Events such as the five-a-side tournament have grown in popularity with 19 teams taking part this year to raise awareness of suicide prevention.