Moray-based mental health charity receives £2,000 funding boost

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A Moray-based mental health charity has been able to improve the support it provides to men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse thanks to a funding boost.

Men in Recovery received a £2,000 grant from the ScotRail Foundation to support its work.

The charity offers residential weekends and plans to provide professional counselling and advice, including one-to-one therapy sessions, to help victims who often suffer from relationship or mental health issues.

With the money from the ScotRail Foundation, the organisation was able to pay for an expert in the field to lead a number of training sessions with local healthcare professionals including counsellors, GPs and hospital staff.

Stephen Linturn, co-founder of Men in Recovery, was pleased with what the grant allowed the group to achieve.

He said: “The ScotRail grant has helped us enormously, allowing us to train professionals and put ourselves squarely on the map as a resource for men.”

The ScotRail Cultural and Arts Fund awards grants of between £500 and £5,000 in support of the arts, children, community activities and sports.