A north-east mental health charity is celebrating its 30th anniversary as it continues to spread awareness across the region.
Pillar Kincardine regularly delivers ‘mental fitness’ workshops to local community groups and schools.
Participants learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression in themselves and others, what to do to help themselves and others and if necessary, how to access further help.
And, while celebrating its 30th birthday, the charity will be helping one local business toast its 50th anniversary.
Drumlithie-based East Coast Viners Grain (ECVG), a leading animal feed company, has partnered with Pillar Kincardine to mark its own milestone.
Staff and friends will participate in a sponsored cycling event on Friday to promote positive mental health and raise funds to support the charity’s various activities in the community.
ECVG have also taken the progressive approach of asking Pillar Kincardine to deliver a series of mental health awareness talks to their 60-plus employees.
The talks will be aimed at encouraging and supporting staff to understand more about how to look after their mental health and that of their family.