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Change Mental Health & Network Rail partners for wellbeing in Leven

Collaborative effort in Leven raises awareness about mental health and rail safety alongside the anticipated return of the rail link after 55 years.

Two publicity stands in Leven featuring Levenmouth Rail Link and Change Mental Health, both people holding a sign

We recently joined forces with Network Rail in a collaborative effort to raise awareness about mental health in Leven, coinciding with the anticipated return of the rail link. The event, held on Leven High Street, brought together community members to discuss mental health support in the area and safety in light of the upcoming rail link launch.

The event’s focal point was mental health awareness and safety tips regarding the rail link. The Levenmouth Rail Link, funded by the Scottish Government, is bringing back train services after 55 years.

At the event, attendees had the opportunity to learn about the wide range of mental health support services available, both locally and nationally. From Carer Support to Resilience and Hearing Voices services, Fife services are well-equipped to provide the support people need right on their doorstep.

Susan Grant, Area Manager for Fife, Tayside, and Angus at Change Mental Health, shared insights into our commitment to proactive mental health support. Susan said:

“We know from our research that people want to be supported with their mental health pre-crisis and within their communities. That means person-centred, non-clinical and transformational support when they need it and in a way which works best for them.

“Big changes are coming locally and we want people to know where to go when they face challenges with their mental health and require local support.”

Joe Mulvenna, Network Rail‘s project manager, emphasised the importance of community awareness in mitigating risks associated with railway operations.

“It’s important that everyone in Levenmouth is aware of the potential dangers of an operational railway, particularly for a community that hasn’t had trains running on the line for more than 50 years.

“We want everyone to enjoy and utilise the railway and we will do our best to make sure that everyone in the community is equipped with the knowledge they need to make the right decisions when around the tracks and stations to keep themselves safe.”

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