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GCU Students’ Association secures National Lottery funding to support

Wednesday 14-07-2021 - 09:44

GCU Students’ Association are delighted to announce that we have secured a National Lottery award of £6,400 from the National Lottery Community Fund.

We will be working with Two Roads Charity to deliver Mind Your Mate (suicide prevention) and Emotional Resilience workshops to GCU students during the academic year 2021/22. 

Funding will support mental health strategic theme in new Strategic Plan

Our congratulations to Student President 2020/21, Susan Docherty, and Student Adviser, Kirsty McGregor, on their successful application. This funding will support our mental health strategic theme within our Strategic Plan being launched in August 2021. Susan Docherty said: “The Mental Health Peer Support Project was one of my individual objectives this past year so I was delighted that the application for the funding was approved by The National Lottery Community Fund. I think we will all agree that this funding is welcomed, especially given the turbulent year we have all had, and essential for students mental health support and aims to focus on delivering training to students on mental health, specifically suicide prevention and emotional resilience.”

Praise from National Lottery Community Fund Scotland Chair

The National Lottery Community Fund, Scotland Chair, Kate Still, said: “In these unprecedented times, it’s heartening to see the way Scottish communities are coming together to provide each other with support. I would like to congratulate Glasgow Caledonian University Students’ Association on their award which is testament to the incredible efforts of their staff and volunteers. National Lottery players can be proud to know that the money they raise is making such a difference”.

A supported GCU student community

Olivia Hall, Vice President SCEBE 2021/22 and policy lead for Wellbeing, said: “I’m thrilled that we have secured a National Lottery award from The National Lottery Community Fund. Our aim is to develop a student community at GCU with an increased knowledge of mental health warning signs, and the practical skills and confidence to support both themselves and their peers, encouraging earlier access to mental health and wellbeing support services”.



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