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Scotland's Mental Health Minister Gives Backing To Greenock Charity Mind Mosaic


Above: Clare Haughey (centre in purple) with members of the Mind Mosaic staff

Scotland's mental health minister has given her backing to a Greenock charity which is providing crucial support to vulnerable people with problems.

During her visit to their premises at Riverside Inverclyde's Ladyburn Business Centre, she heard about its work, learning about services such as play therapy, survivor and counselling services. 

Ms Haughey, who worked as a mental health nurse and has been a clinical nurse manager, said she was 'very impressed'.

Sandra Boyle, who is Mind Mosaic's children's service director, said the visit was an excellent opportunity to show the Scottish Government the support they offer.

She said:

"We have a unique service as we are the only play therapy organisation in Inverclyde that works with children and young people aged from three to 18.

"We also adult survivor services and perinatal mental health services."

Gwyneth MacDonald, the director of adult services, spoke about the instrumental support they provide to adults.

She said:

"It's fantastic that the minister has come to visit and for us to share the work that we do with everyone."

Local MSP Stuart McMillan wrote to the minister last year to highlight the charity's important role in the community and beyond.

He said:

“Between their adult and children and families services, Mind Mosaic help lots of people in Inverclyde to access high-quality mental health services to support their wellbeing and recover from difficult times in their lives.

"I’m so grateful to Mind Mosaic for the services they provide – the charity is just invaluable.

"I’m pleased the minister was able to see for herself the wonderful work going on in Inverclyde regarding mental health.”

For more information on Children and Adult services, visit Mind Mosaic.  

This article and image appeared in the Greenock Telegraph on 12 January 2019.

Published: 14 January 2019