Mental health charity to bolster support with helpline
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on its Facebook page.