Badge tackles mental health

New guide mental health badge
New guide mental health badge

A young woman from Bishopbriggs attended a special training day for Girlguiding’s new mental wellbeing and resilience badge programme.

Rebecca MacLennan (24) joined 100 fellow Girlguiding members, all aged 14 to 25, at the event in Sheffield.

Developed by Girlguiding with support from youth mental health experts YoungMinds, Think Resilient uses interactive activities to help girls find positive ways of dealing with pressures and challenges in their lives.

Rebecca, a leader with the 7th Bishopbriggs Guides, said: “This is such an important issue for girls and young women today. I’m looking forward to delivering the first Think Resilient session in Scotland with 5th Kirkintilloch Guides.

“Mental wellbeing is part of everyone’s everyday health, just like physical wellbeing.

“I hope Think Resilient will help girls and young women to feel comfortable talking about this important topic.”