Charity offers online hub to help Midlothian women during latest lockdown

A local charity has created an online hub for vulnerable women, allowing them to access virtual workshops and establish a line of contact throughout the current lockdown.

Friday, 19th February 2021, 1:00 pm
East Lothian based charity, Anam Cara has launched online virtual mental health workshops.

The team within Anam Cara, who usually hold face-to-face group workshops, were faced with the harsh reality of their services being stopped due to the current Covid lockdown restrictions.

They acted quickly, moving online and allowing ladies to access the workshops from their own homes.

Anam Cara helps ladies beat depression, addiction and domestic violence, and take referrals from health teams in Mid and East Lothian and their its –

Anam Cara founder Maria Martin.

Anam Cara founder Maria Martin is delighted that the charity can still offer support during the toughest of times.

She said: “To be able to help those who are extremely vulnerable during another tough obstacle within their life is something we are delighted to have ongoing.

"As much have the world has come to a standstill, it is important to remember that mental health and those in vulnerable circumstances still experience these difficulties – they do not go away.

"Taking our workshops online has been a great success and many of the ladies who join us have actively engaged with this have enjoyed the social connection that it has created.”