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Neighbourhood Watch Scotland - New Year Message

Dear Resident,


Welcome back to a new year at Neighbourhood Watch Scotland!


We hope everyone had a restful break and are enjoying a healthy and happy start to 2024. That said, it is important to acknowledge that January can often be a difficult month for many as the festive period is replaced with a wintery January, possible debts, increased fuel bills and anxiety about what the future may hold.


‘Blue Monday’ (15th January) coined as such as part of a travel PR campaign – is allegedly the most depressing day of the year. Whether true or not, mental health struggles at any time of the year are a reality for many of us. We would like to remind all our supporters to take cognisance of this, and encourage you to look out for neighbours, in particular vulnerable members of the community, being mindful of the services that are available to assist and support those who may be struggling.


Scottish charities include:

Samaritans Scotland - Contact Us | Samaritans

Breathing Space - Breathing Space is a free confidential service for people in Scotland. Open up when you're feeling down - phone 0800 83 85 87

Scottish Action for Mental Health (SAMH) - samh.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/looking-after-your-wellbeing-over-the-festive-period

Health in Mind, Scotland - Health in Mind | Support and services (health-in-mind.org.uk)


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Michele Lindsay
(Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, Engagement Officer, Scotland)

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