Support in mind for Mull’s mental health

Organisations across Mull have joined a new mental health awareness and wellness project.

Want to read more?

We value our content and access to our full site is only available with a  subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device.  In addition, your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards.

Just want to read one issue? No problem you can subscribe for just one week (or longer if you wish).

Already a subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Organisations across Mull have gathered for the launch of a new mental health project encouraging awareness and wellness.

The event at Tobermory Aquarium on Monday saw the start of a scheme being run by charity Support in Mind Scotland  in partnership with the Rural Mental Health Forum.

The project is about finding out what organisations already have in place and what they feel could help them improve support of their employees and volunteers.

It will run for one year funded through the Aspiring Communities Fund with support from the Scottish Government and European Social Fund  to address isolation, loneliness, low self-esteem, stigma and other barriers to participation in life.

Monday’s event was an opportunity for people to meet and network. Those attending included Tobermory Harbour Authority, Tobermory Aquarium,
Tobermory High School, Tobermory Cafe and Tearoom, the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, Mull Safe and Sound, Mull Musical Minds and
Mull and Iona Community Trust.

‘The event was fun and interactive with many individuals connecting and having honest conversations about mental health awareness,’ said Marion Elkin-Greener, Support In Mind Scotland’s community development officer for Mull.