A LOCAL group that is helping to break down the stigma that surrounds metal health problems has been awarded a cash boost.
New Horizons Borders uses art-based techniques to change public attitudes and behaviour towards people with metal health problems.
And now “see me”, Scotland’s national campaign against discrimination, has given the Borders association £4,840. The cash will be used to organise a number of creative workshops and stage exhibitions.
New Horizon’s manager Lisa Archibald said: “Running workshops will undoubtedly help speed recovery. And by holding exhibitions we hope to break down stigma and discrimination in the local community and demonstrate a positive attitude to mental health.
Suzie Vestri, the “See Me” campaign director added: “Our vision is for a Scotland where all people with mental health problems are fully equal and included.
“We are really impressed by New Horizons Borders.
“It is great to know that so many people and organisations want to make a difference.”