Parents of tragic Dundee musician Lee help raise money for mental health charity

Parents of tragic Dundee musician Lee help raise money for mental health charity

MAY 23RD 11.00 – 1PM MAY 23RD 11.00 – 1PM MAY 23RD 11.00 – 1PM MAY 23RD 11.00 – 1PM MAY 23RD 11.00 – 1PM

DUNDEE WEST CHURCH 

 

A Dundee mental health charity is to benefit from funding raised in the year ahead by the parents of Lee Welsh, who took his own life in 2017.

Phil Welsh and Lesley Nicoll said they will continue to raise money in Lee’s name in 2020 and this year the money will go to the Hearing Voices Network.

Phil said: “The Hearing Voices network Dundee (Haven) is a small, service user-led charity which seeks to create acceptance that hearing voices is a valid experience.

“Haven provides support to voice hearers through a variety of projects, self-help groups, activities and supported volunteering.”

He added: “A 24-hour crisis centre in Dundee is our ultimate goal.

“Until then we’re committed to raising awareness and funds to assist with the costs of small local self-funded mental health charities.”

The first event will be a soup and pudding lunch which will be held in May.

 

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‘One-stop-shop’ mental health hub for youngsters opens in Dundee

‘One-stop-shop’ mental health hub for youngsters opens in Dundee

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New safe space for vulnerable youngsters in Dundee

New safe space for vulnerable youngsters in Dundee

Dundee’s youth mental health charity, Feeling Strong, has opened its new community hub in Stobswell.

It aims to deliver a number of services for the young people of the city and the hub is also designed to be a one-stop-shop for those who have mental health challenges.

Among the services available to youngsters are an area to chill out and escape the pressures of day-to-day life, plus the chance to learn about services for more help and referrals to other organisations.

There are also opportunities, depending on the young person’s specific needs, such as counselling, support with employability plus education and access to other mental health activities available in Dundee.


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The hub is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-6pm.

Peer support is also on hand from staff or volunteers and all in a safe space to talk about mental health, recovery and self-care.

The hub’s facilities and events assistant, Nicole Don, said: “It is a safe space for young people to come to chill out, play some games and meet new people.

“It’s important to create a space that feels safe where vulnerable young people can access the support they need.”

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