(The following article was published in the Stirling Observer on 14/1/2022)

Stirling Street Pastors have received a grant of £10,000 to continue their work and train new recruits.

The money has come from the Scottish Government’s Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund. The fund was set up to help address the impact of distress and mental ill health caused by social isolation and loneliness, as well as addressing the mental health inequalities exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

A Christian organisation, Street Pastors help people late at night providing a listening ear for those who wish to talk about their worries. They also point people to other services if the person wishes further help. Street Pastors will help anybody who wants help.

To find out more contact coordinator, Russell Boyd, at stirling@streetpastors.org.uk.

If you would like to become a Street Pastor, the training programme begins next month.

More information can be found at: https://www.sventerprise.org.uk/latest-news/communities-mental-health-wellbeing-fund-iii-fund/