The golf club has teamed up with charities Breathing Space and Samaritans, and Network Rail, to promote “important conversations”.

Bobby Brown, captain at Musselburgh Golf Club, said: “We are delighted to be hosting this trophy again. As a club we recognise that golf can connect people and have tremendous benefits to our well-being. We live in challenging times for so many – we want to ensure our club members and the wider community feel supported.

“By developing a well-being strategy and hosting a series of events, training and other activities over the year, we hope to keep good mental health a priority at the club.”

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Tony McLaren, Breathing Space national co-ordinator, explained: “Musselburgh Golf Club is continuing important and innovative work in leading on this mental well-being agenda.

“The well-being tournament will provide an opportunity to come together and hopefully find time to ‘take some Breathing Space’ on our designated bench at the clubhouse, offering members and the wider community time and space to connect and reflect.”

Olivia Cayley, head of the rail programme at Samaritans, added: “We are proud to be working with Musselburgh Golf Club this World Suicide Prevention Day.

“This year, Samaritans is encouraging people not to be afraid to talk about suicidal thoughts and feelings, and raising awareness of our vital 24/7 service.

“Suicide is everybody’s business, and the support of our partners and groups, including Musselburgh Golf Club, shows we can all do our bit to look out for others.”

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