Men­tal health char­ity to bol­ster sup­port with helpline

Evening Express (City Final) - - Uk & Abroad -

A SUP­PORT group set up to tackle de­pres­sion, anx­i­ety and stress in a North-east town is to launch a new ded­i­cated helpline.

The Y Suf­fer in Si­lence char­ity gives res­i­dents in Fraserburgh the chance to drop in and share their feel­ings with trained lis­ten­ers.

The group’s ded­i­cated phone line for peo­ple to call and get per­sonal and non-judg­men­tal emo­tional sup­port will launch at the start of next month.

Chair­man Paul Greenall first pro­posed the ser­vice ear­lier this year and it has gone from strength to strength. He said: “Our or­gan­i­sa­tion has stepped up a gear and we now have our own lo­ca­tion on Char­lotte Street at the old cot­tage hos­pi­tal in Fraserburgh. “We will be sup­port­ing peo­ple one to one and in groups and our brand new call cen­tre will go live on De­cem­ber 1.

“Our or­gan­i­sa­tion has been sup­port­ing peo­ple for al­most a year and it has shown there is a real need for this ser­vice.”

Any­one who would like to vol­un­teer with the char­ity or do­nate money is asked to get in touch by e-mail at info@ysuf­ferin­si­ or on its Face­book page.

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