Breathing Space marked its 10th anniversary year as a national service on Breathing Space Day (1st February).
The service teamed up with a number of charities and other organisations to celebrate the milestone, including RNIB Scotland, Carers Trust, Network Rail, British Transport Police, Fife Council, Deafblind Scotland and Strathclyde University FC.
Events and activities followed the theme ‘Stay Connected’ and encouraged Scots to look after their mental wellbeing by staying in touch with friends, family and loved ones. Some of the events and activities leading up to the day are shown below:
The Breathing Space AdVan started its journey at Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy
(L to R: Dr Stella Clark, Medical Director, Primary Care NHS Fife; Tony McLaren, Breathing Space National Coordinator; Dorothy Woolley, Fife Choose Life Development Officer).
At Glasgow Central concourse with partners the British Transport Police, Strathclyde Uni FC, Deafblind Scotland and Network Rail.
Information stalls and talks about good mental health and wellbeing were held at work places and offices across Scotland.