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New Caithness mental health service starts up

By David G Scott

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WITH many issues such as anxiety and depression ramped up due to the lockdown, a new mental health resource for Caithness residents is set to help tackle some of these problems.

Leanne Forbes (23), who originally hails from Lybster but now lives in Aberdeen, started up her bespoke mental health and wellbeing life coaching service – called Caithness Mentality – after graduating from Robert Gordon University with psychology qualifications in December last year.

Leanne Forbes has set up on online mental health resource for Caithness residents.
Leanne Forbes has set up on online mental health resource for Caithness residents.

"My business is an online web chat service for people in Caithness, offering them support, advice and help for any mental health concerns, problems or worries," Leanne said.

"I’m qualified in psychology to both BA (Hons) and MSc level.

"I’ve written two dissertations on mental health which have been based in Caithness and so I’m well aware of the lack of mental health support for people in the county."

Leanne says that those intending to use her service can be anonymous if they wish and all information is treated in the strictest confidence.

"I'm trying to get the word around about this as much as possible," she added.

To contact Leanne and find out more about Caithness Mentality email caithnessmentality@gmail.com and visit the website at www.caithnessmentality.co.uk

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