We have some fantastic news! We are delighted to announce that we are a finalist in the Scottish Charity Awards 2015 run by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) in the award category - Charity of the Year.
We are also a contender for The People’s Choice – Heart & Soul Award, but our success will depend on winning the most public votes. The winners will be announced at an awards dinner held on Thursday 4th June at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh.
We are the only Highland charity and the only mental health charity in the final and we need your help winning the People’s Choice Award! All you need to do is visit http://goo.gl/2E9FJP and vote for Birchwood Highland. All votes must be in by Friday 8th May by 5.00pm.
We are delighted our hard-working and dedicated staff team is finally being recognised by being shortlisted for this prestigious national award. Mental health is a universal concern which deserves a greater voice and a higher priority than it currently holds. Stigma towards those with mental ill health is still rife and we are committed to changing such attitudes for good.
Through this award nomination we want to raise the profile of our work and the role of mental health services in Scotland - services which make a silent but profoundly important contribution to our society every day.
Let's see if we can get mental health and a Highland charity in the spotlight!