We have been supporting Back Onside for over two years, a Scottish charity that supports individuals struggling with varying issues affecting their lives as well as raising awareness social issues, mental health and disabilities to help reduce the stigma and discrimination which often surrounds these areas
We have raised funds via various events during the pandemic when their assistance has been needed by record numbers and were delighted to host their first charity game when Team Back Onside, including our own Jamie Winter took on Team Opala, raising over £4000
So, who are Back Onside ?
Here in the UK, 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health illness each year. Mental health includes a person’s emotional, psychological and social well-being. An obvious widespread problem, yet it is estimated that only a quarter of sufferers receive ongoing treatment, leaving the majority of the UK population tackling these debilitating issues on their own. Back Onside have recognised this ongoing dilemma and are determined to rebuild a society where no young person or adult is left tackling mental health problems alone.
Back Onside is committed to helping young people and adults who face mental health challenges due to social exclusion, disability or challenging life circumstances. They have one aim: to promote self-confidence, raise self-esteem and unlock the potential confined within each participant.
By delivering programmes and workshops; focused around sport, music, drama and art, Back Onside supports and relieves mental health obstacles through peer-support and participation in activities that encourage good health and well-being.
Sport and exercise is proven to improve your mood, increase self-esteem, reduce life stress and ease mental health difficulties. At Back Onside, they put this situation into practice, providing #SupportThroughSport.
Making a Difference, Nationwide
Along with our programmes and workshops, Back Onside work with the wider community to raise awareness of social issues, mental health and disabilities to help reduce the stigma and discrimination which often surrounds these areas.
To know more, go to their website at https://backonside.co.uk