Minister shares his support for suicide prevention in Midlothian

The Minister with members of the SHARE team
The Minister with members of the SHARE team

SNP MSP Michael Matheson attended the launch of a DVD produced by Midlothian members of a suicide and self-harm prevention project.

Scottish charity, Health in Mind delivers the innovative Men’s SHARE (Suicide, Harm, Awareness, Recovery and Empathy) project available for men aged between 25 and 50 and living in Midlothian.

Chief executive Gwenn McCreath explained how the DVD, titled The Mask, highlights some of the factors which contribute to thoughts of suicide and self-harm: “It draws on the experiences of the members of the project and almost everyone taking part in the film recognised The Mask as something they hide behind at time of emotional distress.”

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