MSP raises awareness of week

ANGUS South MSP Graeme Dey has been supporting Scottish Mental Health Week which began on Monday and runs until Sunday.

World Mental Health day took place on Wednesday, and is another cause Mr Dey is backing.

Each year in Scotland ‘seemescotland’ use the event to raise awareness and campaign to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

Mr Dey said: “In modern 21st century Scotland there is no place for stigma to be attached to mental ill-health. 

“As a country and society we have moved on from the days of ignorance in relation to mental wellbeing, but there is still much work to be done.

“Mental Health Week offers an opportunity for Scots to think of those friends, families and loved ones who may be having a hard time, and get in touch with them. 

“Letting someone know that you are there, even just to talk to, can make a huge difference.

“Anyone in Angus feeling like they are struggling should be aware that there is a wide range of dedicated services open to them to discuss how they are feeling, which can often be the catalyst for turning a corner, and I would encourage them to take that step if they can.”

This year ‘see me’ has set up a number of ways to get involved in promoting mental wellbeing, tackling stigma and raising awareness about the difference support can make to someone with mental ill-health. More information can be found at