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Listen Well Scotland joins Change Mental Health

Well-respected listening charity joins Change Mental Health to continue delivery of its vital listening services.

Listen Well Scotland banner being held by two people with a Change Mental Health sign in the background

National listening charity Listen Well Scotland is set to become part of Change Mental Health to continue its quality listening services to communities across Scotland.

Listen Well Scotland asked Change Mental Health to provide a home for the continued delivery of its vital services, which has been a leading voice in stressing the importance of listening training and services since 2013.

To ensure continuity, sustainability and more visibility of Listen Well Scotland’s work, the well-respected listening charity reached out to Change Mental Health to incorporate their CPD accredited training and listening services, along with their personnel and registered volunteers.

Change Mental Health will continue the delivery of this work through its National services and upskill all of its staff in listening skills.

Linda Harding, Chair of Listen Well Scotland, said:

“We are so passionate about making sure the great work of Listen Well Scotland continues. Change Mental Health is the perfect home for this vitally important work. Their values of integrity, leadership and compassion are a perfect fit, along with their commitment of making sure that everyone gets the support they need, when they need and in a way which works best for them – which is exactly what Listen Well Scotland is all about.

“This new phase ensures that our work and services will live on within Change Mental Health.”

Both charities have worked hard to ensure that a challenge becomes an opportunity. It allows Listen Well Scotland to become part of a larger national charity with the aim that more people will benefit from listening training and have access to listening services to create a positive impact on Scotland’s mental resilience and wellbeing.

Nick Ward, CEO at Change Mental Health, said:

“These are challenging times for charities of all sizes and we are pleased to be able to step in and offer a new home for Listen Well Scotland’s vital services. Together, I know we can do greater work than either of us could have done alone. In times like these, the third sector must work together to ensure a continuity of support where we can.

“We welcome Listen Well Scotland into the Change Mental Health family and reconfirm our commitment to making sure that no one needs to face mental illness alone.”

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