BARNSLEY Football Club are partnering with the council to raise awareness of World Suicide Prevention Day this weekend.

AlrightPal materials sign posting support services will be available around Oakwell on matchday, whilst the players will warm up in supportive shirts.

Coun Caroline Makinson, cabinet spokesperson for public health and communities, said: “We’re seeing a change in attitude towards mental health, but there is still plenty of work to do as suicide and mental health are very complex issues.

“In Barnsley, we want our residents to be able to access the right support at the right time for any problems they may face, allowing them to live a happy and healthy life.

“Just as we all have physical health, we have mental health too, and it’s equally important to look after it.

“It can’t be emphasised enough that asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of bravery and strength.

“I would also like to thank Barnsley FC for supporting this important campaign.”