Tag: mental health

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MP visits local advocacy service

Martin Whitfield MP has visited Musselburgh-based CAPS Independent Advocacy, which provides individual and collective advocacy for local people who use or have used mental health services. During the visit, Mr Whitfield found out more about the organisation’s current activity and the support it provides for local people. He also discussed the way his office works…
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April 22, 2018 0

East Lothian based Bidding Consultancy Supporting the Tartan Explorer’s Bid to Cycle the World!

It’s startling to learn that 2 people die in Scotland every day because of Suicide and that Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 35. To tackle this, a global suicide prevention movement has been initiated by The Tartan Explorer, Josh Quigley. The movement which started in November 2015 has reached and touched the…
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May 20, 2016 0

Branching Out

Branching Out is a Forestry Commission Scotland initiative that supports adults experiencing mental ill health.  In East Lothian, it is delivered by Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust and coordinated by CHANGES CHP where I signed up for the 12 week programme. On Thursday 21st January, a minibus took us to Dalkeith Country Park.  I’d never…
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April 1, 2016 0

Suicide Awareness Events in East Lothian

On 10th September, people from around the world will mark World Suicide Prevention Day, an event that promotes suicide awareness and efforts to prevent suicide. In 2011, 22 people took their own lives in East Lothian – the highest since 1991. This figure decreased the following year to 18 and fell further last year to…
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September 6, 2014 0