Ambassadors

Key Ambassadors join Mikeyline in suicide prevention work

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.

 

On these key appointments, Service Manager, Emily Stokes said:

“we are really excited and absolutely delighted to have the support of such well known and influential individuals as Karen Gillan, Scott Boyd and Luke Stoltman as Ambassadors of Mikeysline. All three will be key to supporting us raise further awareness about Mikeysline and about mental health and suicide in general.  Only through talking openly about these issues can we hope to reduce the tragic loss of lives to suicide.”

 

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.”

August 2020

 

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. 

Operating Monday – Thursdays 6pm- 10pm and Friday – Sunday 7pm – 7am.

It also operates a drop-in crisis centre, the Hive, 7 evenings a week. 

Sunday to Thursday 6pm – 10pm and 6pm – 11pm Friday and Saturday.
The Hive will be re-opening post lockdown on Monday 31st August 2020.