A FOOTBALL tournament in Bradford involving 12 teams has tackled mental health stigma and discrimination.

The all-day Sports 4 All event was hosted by The Making Space Adult Mental Health Service on Friday to promote and celebrate World Mental Health Day.

The tournament at Odsal's Richard Dunn's Sports Centre, in partnership with Equality For All C.I.C (community interest company), saw teams of service users and staff from mental health inpatient and community services across Bradford, Airedale, Kirklees and Calderdale take part.

Bradford Lord Mayor Joanne Dodds and Bradford City Steven Davies were there to meet players and organisers and the winning trophy went to Community Links from Huddersfield who played a team from Unity from the Piccadilly Project in Bradford. All the players were presented with certificates.

Lynne Ash, Service Manager for the Making Space Wellbeing Service, said it was the fourth time the tournament had been organised and it was getting bigger each year. “Everyone I spoke to said they had enjoyed the event and that it was fantastic the Lord Mayor and Steve Davies had attended to make sure this was a really special day for all, particularly for the service users playing in the tournament,” said Ms Ash.