City fans asked to ‘keep connected’ on Breathing Space day

BreathingSpaceI28012013Elgin City are to mark ‘Breathing Space’ day with a special information stall being put in place for the match against Albion Rovers at Borough Briggs.

‘Breathing Space’ will be celebrating 10 years of their telephone line that helps keep Scots talking about their mental health and wellbeing, with the them for Breathing Space day this year - ‘Stay Connected’.

Every day life brings pressures whether it is at work, at home, in relationships or with finances and people across Moray are being urged to take time out from the stresses of life on Breathing Space Day.

Taking some time out to do something positive for your mental wellbeing, like going for a walk, having a coffee with friends, reading a book or doing something else that you enjoy, is really important for your overall health and wellbeing.

Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web based service for any individual who is experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.

The service is available late at night and at weekends when many people feel their problems getting on top of them and don’t know where to turn. Trained advisors can listen, offer advice and signpost callers onto services and support in their local area.

Breathing Space specifically, but not exclusively, targets men who are experiencing difficulties and unhappiness in their lives. The focus is to provide skilled assistance at an early stage and prevent problems escalating.

If you think you need Breathing Space, please speak to their trained advisors on the freephone number 0800 83 85 87 or visit the website

The Breathing Space helpline is available 6pm-2am (Monday to Thursday) and 24 hours over weekends (Friday 6pm to Monday 6am) on freephone 0800 83 85 87.

A British Sign Language service can be accessed from the website.

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