The SFSA Announce Partnership with Back Onside

Date: 20th February 2021

We at Scottish Football Supporters Association (SFSA) are delighted to announce a partnership with Back Onside:

A Scottish charity looking to support those with mental health issues. Through a variety of programmes and workshops, focusing on sport, music, drama and art, Back Onside help to relieve mental health obstacles through peer-support and participation in activities that encourage good health and well-being.

Founded by Libby Emmerson in 2018, Back Onside have grown significantly over the last 3 years, highlighting the importance of their work around mental health and the vital service they offer.

Their work sees them working at all levels of sport including the wider communities, schools and businesses in various capacities. They offer a variety of support levels and have the experience and expertise within their network including 1 to 1 counselling, workshops, educational programmes and focussed activities to assist with recovery and promote a healthier lifestyle. This is all done in a private and confidential and safe environment.

The SFSA are proud to support their work and hope that through this partnership, more fans will find the support they need and to help break the stigma around mental health. We at the SFSA recognise that it is okay to not feel great every day and there are people who want to help when we need that extra support. The pandemic has been tough for all of us, but particularly on football fans who have missed the social interaction and comradery that can be found on a Saturday afternoon. Which, for many, may be the one highlight of their week which has been taken away.

Through this partnership, we hope we can help fans through tough times and encourage those who are struggling to seek out the help they need.

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