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Mikeysline is delighted to confirm the appointment of three key Ambassadors to support the charity in its crucial suicide prevention and education work. Mikeysline, established in late 2015, not only supports those in emotional and mental distress and crisis, but focuses on raising awareness about mental ill health and suicide in an attempt to breakdown the stigma and the barriers to people talking about them openly and seeking support when they need it.
Actress Karen Gillan is a long-term supporter of Mikeysline and has spoken before about the work Mikeysline does as well as visiting the Hive, Mikeysline’s drop-in centre. Karen supported Mikeysline during the lockdown through making a significant donation in support of the charity’s ongoing work. In this last week, Karen has also confirmed her ongoing interest, commitment and endorsement of Mikeyline’s work through agreeing to become an official ambassador for Mikeysline.
Karen is joined by Scott Boyd, former Ross County Defender, now Stadium Development Manager at Raith Rovers Football Club and Luke Stoltman from Invergordon, five times winner of Scotland’s strongest man. All three are well known in the Highlands as well as much further afield and are keen to support Mikeysline in raising awareness of the importance of maintaining our mental wellbeing which includes being able to talk openly about our mental health and seeking support when we need it.
Donna Smith, Chair of Mikeysline said: “I fully echo Emily’s comments. We are really pleased that Karen, Scott and Luke are supporting us in this way and helping us get the message out there, particularly as our services are more in need than ever in these strange and unsettling times. World suicide prevention day on 10th Sept is a key focus for us just now as we continue our mission to tackle the stigma still unfortunately associated with suicide and our new team of Ambassadors will be key in helping us with this.”
Mikeysline is a mental health charity supporting individuals with emotional distress, in crisis and at risk of self-harm or suicide.
Mikeysline operate a text line offering non-judgemental confidential peer support.
It also operates a drop-in crisis centre, the Hive, 7 evenings a week.