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Scotland's rural communities put mental health top of the agenda

Jim Hume, convenor of the National Rural Mental Health Forum, writes for The Scotsman, about impassioned speeches given to the recent NFUS autumn conference

Attendance Allowance Government Survey

This is a crucial consultation on Attendance Allowance and the Scottish Government are particularly interested in hearing from those in rural areas. Attendance Allowance helps with extra costs if you have a disability severe enough that you need someone to help look after you. By completing the survey, the information you provide will help the Scottish Government make decisions about how to make Attendance Allowance work better in Scotland.

 
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National Rural Mental Health Forum Parliamentary Reception, 2 October 18

Mental Health Minister Clare Haughey hailed Scotland’s National Rural Mental Health Forum as “a platform for change” at a successful Parliamentary Reception. The Holyrood reception on 2 October was hosted by Gail Ross MSP and aimed to raise awareness of mental health issues in rural Scotland as well as giving Forum members a chance to meet and make connections.