As we look back on a year when some not so familiar words and phrases became part of everyday chat - Coronavirus, pandemic, lockdown, social distancing - we thought we would also take a look back.....
In April 2019 we were immensely thankful to receive a fantastic donation from the Kris Boyd Charity.
Here you can see one of our volunteers and ex-branch director Cathy, gratefully accepting this donation from Kris.
To date The Kris Boyd Charity has raised in excess of £200,000 and we at Ayrshire Samaritans are just one of many organisations to have benefited from their great work. They have visited schools and colleges delivering talks about the importance of mental health, have also helped businesses develop and grow their own mental health programmes and have held various "Calm Your Mind" wellness workshops across Scotland.
This Charity is not prescribing medication and we can’t cure all the ills, but we care, and we are constantly trying to gain a better understanding of Mental Health issues. We want to raise awareness as that is absolutely vital in tackling the stigma surrounding mental health and ultimately finding better solutions to mental health issues.