Mental Health in Rural Scotland


On Wednesday 17 February, Maff Potts spoke at the National Rural Mental Health Forum in Scotland, telling them about the Camerados movement and how some folk have stayed connected through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Also at this same event the findings of a research report on marginalised communities was shared, Frances Simpson, CEO of SiMS, said: “This research highlights the importance of local connections in communities to support people with poor mental health. We now need to build resilience and capabilities in our communities to improve life chances of those who may be experiencing poor mental health.”

For the Association of Camerados, it’s amazing to hear and read that others are also finding that having greater human connection helps tough times. If you would like to read the report published by the National Rural Mental Health Forum and Support in Mind Scotland (SiMS) then Click here.


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