A team from Queen Margaret Hospital’s Plastic Surgery Department are to Walk and Talk A Mile on the 15th June to raise awareness of the importance of positive mental health.

Walk a Mile brings people together to speak about mental health and ‘walk a mile in each other’s shoes’. There are no uniforms, no barriers and everyone is on a level playing field; it’s about breaking down stigma and seeing how fabulous people are.

Caroline Turnbull: Laura Reid: Pauline Macintosh: Lynn Coyne: Jo Koczubik: Deborah McCallum: Tanya Hardy

The team have direct experience of the devastating effects of not discussing and sharing mental health concerns.

Lynn Coyne, Plastic Surgery Specialist Nurse​, said: “It was so important that our team take part in Fife Health and Social Care Partnership and the See Me campaign’s Walk A Mile event.  Following our colleagues loss, not only has it been a tough time for the family and others, the whole team was affected, but we pulled together and supported each other and continue to do so. That’s why it’s really important that we take part as a team, raise awareness, keep the conversation going and keep supporting each other throughout.”

This year’s event takes place on Friday 15th June 2018 at 2pm. Start at either:

Silverburn Park, Largo Road, Leven

or

Playfield Institute, Stratheden Hospital, Cupar

If anyone wants to join the walk and talk they can register by signing up for a free ticket online (no need to print the ticket) at Eventbrite at www.bit.ly/2w7Kwn3