Lifeline mental health support groups to be set up in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth by Stephanie

A Kilsyth woman is unmasking the stigma of mental health by setting up peer to peer support groups in Cumbernauld and Kilsyth.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 9:32 am
Stephanie Gillan wants everyone to have access to mental health support

In the last year Stephanie Gillan has helped raise thousands of pounds for various mental health charities through the Messy4mind campaign.

She has also taken on the role of a trustee for the mental health charity Unmasked Mental Health.

Stephanie said: “We offer peer to peer support through our Unmasked Mental Health app, social media live streams and support groups, face to face support groups, social distanced walk and talk groups and online professional counselling available for a small donation of £10.

"We will be opening our first ever peer to peer support groups starting with our first two in Kilsyth and Cumbernauld.

"I have also been promoting positive mental health within my community by running a walk and talk group called Unmasked Miles on a Sunday evening in Kilsyth where we participated in the Beat The Street competition, finishing second.

"In addition, I have approached the Scottish Government about the struggles individuals have been facing regarding services and help during the pandemic.

“My goal is to have a peer to peer support group with Unmasked Mental Health Scotland within an hour’s drive of any location in Scotland.

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