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RealLiving highly commended at awards ceremony

Published on 15/11/2012

A photograph of a RealLiving Volunteer receiving the award Chair Scottish Mentoring Network Jacqueline Thomas, Paul McFadden and Andrea Sharp both RealLiving Volunteer Workers

RealLiving’s Mental Health team was ‘highly commended’ at the Scottish Mentoring Network Recognition Awards 2012 on 7 November.

The Scottish Mentoring Network National Networking event and Recognition Awards gives members and other interested parties the chance to network, attend workshops as well as attending the recognition awards.

RealLiving is the Volunteer Service of LinkLiving which recruits and trains people as Volunteer Mentors to assist people who are socially isolated or need some extra support due to their mental health issues. By meeting with a Mentor regularly members benefit from reduced social isolation, increased confidence and self esteem which in turn helps them to achieve a greater independence and a better quality of life. The project also aims to build the capacity of its volunteer mentors, offering training and support to meet their needs.

Irene Blackburn, Volunteer Manager said:

“We are delighted that RealLiving was highly commended – it is a great tribute to the contribution of all the volunteers and staff”

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