DUNFERMLINE Rugby and Football Club have partnered with a clothing brand raising awareness of mental health.

Announcing the "exciting partnership" with LooseHeadz on World Mental Health Day (Tuesday), the club believes it will have a big impact on its members.

Chris Saunders, mental wellbeing officer, commented: "LooseHeadz's mission aligns with our own, so it was a no-brainer to reach out and partner with them.

"At DRFC, we want to kick the stigma around mental health into touch.

"Our members should know that the club is a safe space and that talking about mental health is encouraged, just like it would be for your physical health.

"I’m really excited about the LooseHeadz partnership and can’t wait to share with our members what benefits it’ll bring in the coming weeks."

The goal of LooseHeadz is to place a mental health lead into every rugby club around the world, and equip them with a toolkit of resource to help tackle the stigma of mental health.

On its website, the brand explains: "We fund this through the sale of our clothing range, with 100 per cent of the profits being used to help #TackleTheStigma.

"We believe that by building a community, united around a shared mission, we can begin to turn the tide against poor mental health.

"We do this by creating rugby clothing designed to get people talking.

"Working closely with our exceptional partners, we strive for diversity and a positive impact on our communities in everything we do.

"We will never know if we have achieved our mission, and that is why we will never stop."