Equality News Update: Ross-shire Journal: Awards event teams up with group promoting ‘mental health first aid training’ in rural areas of Scotland

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A SPOTLIGHT on efforts to improve mental health in rural areas of Scotland will help “tackle one of the leading challenges of our time”, it has been claimed.

The Scottish Rural Awards, offering a benchmark of success in Scotland’s countryside, has revealed the National Rural Mental Health Forum as its charity partner for SRA 2020.

With a focus on wellbeing in rural parts of Scotland, the charity is considered to be ideally placed to partner the awards which celebrate many aspects of rural life.

Jim Hume, convener of the National Rural Mental Health Forum, said: “The National Rural Mental Health Forum is a unique, innovative, shining example of communities and organisations across rural Scotland collaborating to tackle one of the leading challenges of our time, the mental health and wellbeing of those living in rural Scotland. The Scottish Rural Awards are a celebration of such unique initiatives such as the National Rural Mental Health Forum,.

“The forum was set up to tackle mental health and wellbeing in rural parts of Scotland. It is a unique partnership of over 110 organisations from the private, public and third sectors which focusses on furthering research, informing policy, reduces stigma through various forms of media and events, encourages mental health first aid training and builds resilience in remote and rural communities.”

 

Read more at: https://www.ross-shirejournal.co.uk/news/scottish-rural-awards-reveals-mental-health-group-as-perfect-charity-partner-as-fresh-call-for-nominations-issued-182460/

 

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