A football tournament to benefit AMH and PIPS will take place week commencing July 20th in Jennings Park, Newry.
Eight leading teams from the South Down and South Armagh area will compete in a knock out competition that will see clubs from different leagues play each other. The quality of the teams taking part is excellent with most of the teams being major winners in their individual leagues last season. Camlough Rovers, Windmill Stars, Warrenpoint Town, Newry City, Newry Celtic, Rostrevor Rovers and Cleary Celtic have confirmed that they will play. Action Mental Health & PIPS are looking forward to at tournament that promises entertainment and strong competition. Hopefully the tournament will be well supported by the local community and football supporters.
Sport, either played or watched, can have a positive effect in helping people with poor mental health and also breaking down barriers to mental ill health and suicide and self harm in the community. We hope that this tournament will raise awareness of issues, especially with young men who find it difficult to talk about their condition.
During the course of a year one in four people will experience some type of mental health issue. Anyone may be affected, regardless of age, gender, social class or lifestyle.
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