Scottish Counselling Services become latest addition to Camanachd Association Business Club

The Camanachd Association have struck an innovative deal with Scottish Counselling Services that will allow all of its member clubs access to 6 counselling sessions per year, free of charge.
The introduction of this new partner furthers the Association’s widespread approach to supporting with mental health across the country.

This partnership will add to the initiatives that are already underway in the Highlands with Mikeysline; Argyll & Bute with the Samaritans and Lochaber with Scottish Association for Mental Health. In addition to this 12 clubs have joined the Shinty Chaplaincy programme and have direct support embedded within their club structure.

Derek Keir, Camanachd Association CEO, revealed: “We are delighted to agree a sponsorship deal with Scottish Counselling Services with an in-kind contribution delivering for all of our clubs, right across the country. We are all too aware that the full effects of the pandemic are yet to be felt, and combined with the cost-of-living crisis this counselling support could be invaluable to our members.
We are proud to continue to offer unique initiatives, as well as the opportunity to reap the benefits of sport and exercise, in order to create more mentally healthy communities across the country.”

Harriet Inglis, Scottish Counselling Services said: ‘We are delighted to be able to work with the Camanachd Association in offering all of its member clubs access to counselling. Our main aim and ethos at Scottish Counselling Services is to make counselling as accessible as possible to as many as possible, and we are so pleased to be able to provide this to the wider shinty community’