Have you got what it takes to be a champion?
A Rutherglen woman who shaved her head to highlight the stigma attached to mental health has been held up as an inspiration for the whole of Scotland.
Clare McKechnie suffers from anxiety and depression.
She is also a Community Champion for mental health charity, See Me, who are on the lookout for more champions across Scotland.
Brave Clare got her long locks lopped off at Rutherglen Exchange Shopping Centre, raising money for SAMH in the process.
In having her hair shaved off, Clare wanted to prove you can’t judge a book by its cover.
The Community Champions programme will enable people to make positive changes in their own community, with the support of See Me.
See Me want people who have personal experience of mental health conditions, who could challenge discrimination in workplaces, in health and social care, with children and young people or by bringing their own ideas to engage their local community.
Rebekah Moore from See Me, who runs the Community Champions programme, said:“Whatever you are passionate about, or whatever motivates you, we can help and support you to use that, to take action against mental health stigma, which can change lives.”
Champions receive three, one and a half day training sessions, held over six months in Perth.
The deadline for applications is the 15th August at 5pm.
A close shave Clare McKechnie with husband Colin, who also shaved his hair after dying it red