MP Hosts mental wellbeing event in Penicuik

Monday August 5th 2019

MP Hosts Mental Wellbeing Event in Penicuik

Written by Midlothian View reporter, Luke Jackson

Danielle Rowley MP co-hosted a mental health wellbeing session and joint surgery with Claudia Beamish MSP on Friday 2nd August at the Ladywood Leisure Centre in Penicuik.

Open to all Midlothian residents, the event brought together a number of local and national organisations including VOCAL, Penicuik Citizens Advice Bureau, Seen on Screen, Health in Mind, Midspace, CAPS and the National Farmers Union. Both Ms. Rowley and South of Scotland MSP Claudia Beamish were on hand to provide a joint advice surgery for constituents.

Also present at the event was Marion Hutchison from the new mental health charity Tiny Changes. Marion set up the charity in memory of her son Scott Hutchison, the lead singer of popular Scottish band Frightened Rabbit, who died by suicide in 2018.

Danielle Rowley MP said:

“Mental health is a topic often raised with me when I visit local schools and groups here in Midlothian and is often an issue for people I support through my office.

“This event brought organisations together under one roof and gave an opportunity for people in Midlothian to understand what help, advice and support is available to them.

“The event was a brilliant success, I hope to have a similar event in the near future. In the meantime, I will continue to push for a parliamentary debate on young people’s mental health.”

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