Taking time for reflection at Kelvingrove

The public are being encouraged to take a little Breathing Space this spring at Kelvingrove Gallery and Museum.

A new display featuring the history and campaigns of the mental health helpline is due to run for the next three months.

Breathing Space, which began in 2002, is a telephone and web service – encouraging people to open up when they are feeling down.

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Now the exhibition (at the entrance of the museum) will showcase a timeline of the 15-year-old helpline and the mental wellbeing campaigns they run.

Tony McLaren, national coordinator for Breathing Space said: “This is a great display showcasing a national service which helps thousands of people across Scotland.

“It’s great to have our information in such a prominent attraction right in the heart of the city and we’d encourage people to have a look and take a little breathing space of their own.

“We need to keep raising awareness of the helpline which offers a lifeline to many people and complements other organisations, partnerships and agencies involved in suicide prevention.

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“Through getting our message out there we hope someone, somewhere will open up when they’re feeling down.”

Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. They can be contacted on: 0800 83 85 87.