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‘You’re Not Alone’ – Arbroath Woman in Mental Health Plea to Local Community

A young Arbroath woman is on a mission to get young people talking about their feelings.

As part of the ‘Foolish Optimism’ roadshow, which is currently touring Scotland following the release of the film of the same name, Leigh Addis (26), a member of the Foolish Optimism working group, met with a range of Angus charities and young people yesterday (Tuesday 20 November 2018) to discuss the topic of mental health.

Leigh, who suffers from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and anxiety, has lived with mental health problems most of her life, as has her mother. After leaving Arbroath Academy eight years ago, Leigh’s mental health worsened during college and has largely been unable to work since. However, Leigh is keen to stress that there is help out there, and that talking to others can make a huge difference.

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Accountancy Team Exceeds Year-Long Fundraising Target

A team of accountancy staff have raised almost £30,000 for Maggie’s Centres this year, with the latest effort a celebratory Charity Ball at the weekend.

Around 170 guests attended EQ Chartered Accountants’ first Charity Ball at Dundee’s Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa on Saturday 10 November 2018.

EQ's Dundee table at Charity Ball on Saturday night

EQ’s Dundee table at Charity Ball on Saturday night

 

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The Joy of Christmas at Wellgate

(Evening Telegraph advertorial – Monday 12 November 2018)

An afternoon of festive fun is to be unwrapped at Wellgate’s annual Christmas extravaganza!

This Friday, 16th November, Wellgate will be transformed into a Winter wonderland with snow, local entertainers and, of course, the man himself, Santa. Lots of family-friendly, seasonal activities will also be available to enjoy, especially for our younger visitors.

What’s more, with Dundee schools off for in-service day, there will be ample time for families to come down and enjoy the fun.

'Got Soul' Choir will once again return to mark Wellgate's Christmas countdown.

‘Got Soul’ Choir will once again return to mark Wellgate’s Christmas countdown.

 

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Dumfries Young People Explore Mental Health Film

A group of youth practitioners, young people and young leaders from Dumfries took part in a national mental health roadshow recently.

As part of the ‘Foolish Optimism’ roadshow, a group led by Dumfries and Galloway Council watched the short film which was launched in Dundee last month, and discussed the importance of mental health.

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Dundee ‘Access to Nursing’ Students Explore Mental Health Film

A group of Dundee and Angus College nursing students took part in a national mental health roadshow earlier this week (Monday 5 November 2018).

As part of the ‘Foolish Optimism’ roadshow, students from the ‘Access to Nursing’ course watched the short film which was launched in Dundee last month, and discussed the importance of mental health and its role in their future careers. The students are hoping to begin their nursing training in 2019/20, with some following the adult nursing route and others entering the mental health nurse training course at either the University of Dundee or Abertay.

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