Neil Lennon appears in footballers union film tackling depression
PFA Scotland is encouraging players and the public to speak out on mental health issues.
Scotland's footballers union has released a film aimed at encouraging players and the public to speak out on mental health.
Mind Games features contributions from Celtic manager Neil Lennon and Iain Russell of Queen of the South, who has decided to speak out about his battle with depression.
Every year, one in four people in Scotland will experience a mental health problem. But in Scottish football, it remains a taboo subject.
To try and end the stigma associated with mental health, footballers' union PFA Scotland has released an educational film aimed at players and supporters.
The suicides of German goalkeeper Robert Enke and Wales manager Gary Speed led to investment in helping others elsewhere in the world of football to speak out. The players' union in Scotland now wants more to be done here to support their members.
The film, Mind Games, will be available to watch on the PFA Scotland website in the coming days.
Anyone with concerns about mental health issues is advised to contact the Scottish Association for Mental Health.