MORTON are helping to save lives in Inverclyde by giving men a chance to talk about their mental health.

The club's community arm is running a hugely successful Team Talk group which is making a vital difference for individuals.

It was one of many projects showcased at special event held in the Port Glasgow Town Hall, organised by mental health campaigners.

The Ton Trust team were joined on the day by the likes of Broomhill Community Gardens and Hub, walking group Inverclyde Bothy and the charity SAMH who are all involved on the frontline.

The aim of the 'Winter Wellness' event was to connect people and signpost them to places where they can find support.

Morton's Team Talk, which launched last year, is one of the many successful projects aiming to reach out.

Morton Community health project worker Jonny Roy said: "We are saving lives with this project.

"We work with a group of men, sit round a table and give people the chance to share how they are feeling."

"It has been a huge success.

"It was really good to be at the Port Glasgow Town Hall to raise awareness of what we are doing.

"We hope to continue to open up Cappielow and keep the group going."

Meanwhile Broomhill Gardens community worker Erin Moran was demonstrating the art of pot planting.

She works with closely with local people to encourage them to take up gardening as a way of escaping the stress and strain of everyday life.

Erin said: "It is a privilege to work with community groups at Broomhill and to be involved in Winter Wellness."

The Salvation Army in Regent Street Greenock was also in attendnace at the get together.

It opens its doors to help vulnerable people in society and support those in recovery from alcohol and drug abuse.

Lesley Anderson, alcohol and drug worker, was on hand to raise awareness of their drop-in services.

Winter Wellness was arranged by the local mental health reference group, which is made up of people who access services.

It was designed to enable people to find out what is available locally.

They hope to run a series of similar events with health walks, mindfulness sessions and other demonstrations.