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No Substitute for Life event brings hundreds together to talk about mental health

A football tournament that aims to kick off conversation about mental health saw hundreds of people gather for a powerful event in the hope of reaching out to those who may be struggling.

No Substitute for Life has been running for ten years, and aims to raise awareness and provide information to those affected by suicide or experiencing challenges with their mental health.

Run in partnership by Recovery Across Mental Health (RAMH) and the St Mirren Charitable Foundation, the event saw 20 teams gather to take part in an afternoon of football at Park Sport Centre followed by a semi-final and final played at the SMiSA stadium.

All of the teams who took part have been touched by suicide in some way - making the event a poignant one of great

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A football tournament that aims to kick off conversation about mental health saw hundreds of people gather for a powerful event in the hope of reaching out to those who may be struggling.
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