A local politician has used part of his Easter recess to meet with the staff at RAMH (Recovery Across Mental Health) in Paisley.
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North recently met with Stephen McLellan from RAMH to find out more about their latest work to support people with a mental illness, and also to congratulate them on recently being named as ‘Employer of the Year’ at the Provost’s Community Awards.
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North, said: “In preparation for Mental Health Awareness Week taking place between the 14th and 20th May, I have met with a number of Renfrewshire-based groups who help support people who are suffering from poor mental health.
“1 in 4 people in Scotland will experience a mental health problem this year and it’s clear that we need to do more to support people who suffer from mental ill health.
“I enjoyed catching-up with RAMH to find out more about their latest work. RAMH are well known in Renfrewshire and for the past 40 years have helped people to recover from their mental ill health.
“RAMH are well equipped to help local people and their efforts over the years have meant that they now support increasing numbers of people in Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire. I was delighted to meet up with Stephen to formally congratulate RAMH on being named as the ‘Employer of the Year’ at the recent Provost Awards. This is testament to the hard work and fantastic service that RAMH provides to people who are experiencing poor mental health.”