Keep the Heid Mental Health Cafe praised in the Scottish Parliament

A CAFE tackling suicide, social isolation and loneliness has been highlighted in the Scottish Parliament.

Keep the Heid Mental Health Cafe was founded in Haddington last November by Emma Jackson.

It was announced earlier this fall that there were plans to expand the service to Tranent and possibly Midlothian.

Craig Hoy, MSP in Southern Scotland, has now tabled a motion in the Scottish Parliament praising the scheme.

The motion reads: “That Parliament welcomes the opening of a second Keep the Heid Cafe in Tranent; understands that the Keep the Heid Cafe has played a critical role in combating suicide, social isolation and loneliness in Haddington due to the Covid-19 pandemic; recognizes what it sees as the excellent investment of up to £14,000 from Fa’side Area Partnership and the National Lottery Community Fund, which it understands has enabled the opening of the second cafe; and recognizes what it considers to be the profound impact these businesses have on the East Lothian community and the care given to mental wellbeing.

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