National Rural Mental Health Forum Seminar

Wednesday 18 May 2022 - 11:00 to 13:00


National Rural Mental Health Forum


11am - Welcome and Introductions

11:05 Scottish Rural Parliament - Advancing Equality

12:05 LGBT Health and Wellbeing - Tele-friending service

LGBT Health and Wellbeing have an established Telefriending service for older LGBT+ people, who may be feeling isolated. A trained team of staff and volunteers make regular phone calls to have a friendly chat with community members. The service is free, Scotland wide and open to anyone aged 50 and over. They are particularly keen to reach people living in rural Scotland and have asked us to share the information on how to get in contact with the service.

12:30pm Removing Barriers to Help: Providing effective mental healthcare across in rural Scotland, Thrive Mental Wellbeing

Thrive: Mental Wellbeing is the only NHS approved digital mental healthcare platform that provides clinically evidenced tools to look after our wellbeing proactively, including unlimited therapy and counselling provisions. Lizzie from Thrive will be demonstrating how the app works, how it's currently being used across Scotland, and how Thrive supports people across rural communities who have challenges accessing traditional mental healthcare services.

12:55pm RSPB - Health and Wellbeing Award

1pm - Close

Date of next meeting, June 8th 11am online - book here

Do also visit the National Rural Mental Health Forum at the Royal Highland Show, Inglistion, Edinburgh - 23rd to 26th of June 2022 at Stand 170 next to the International Reception