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Mind Your Head wins funding prize

A SHETLAND mental health charity has come out the winner of a competition for funding from the RBS Community Fund.

Mind Your Head beat two other highlands and islands charities shortlisted for the £3,000 prize following an online poll.

The energetic charity, which was only set up five years ago, will use the cash to assist with projects aimed largely at young people to help raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

Chairwoman Shona Manson said she was “absolutely delighted” to have won this round of funding and thanked supporters who were “so active in voting”.

“It is important for us to acknowledge the amazing support we receive from our community and this funding is just one more example,” Ms Manson said.

“We are looking forward to undertaking new work in 2011 which will be led be our recently appointed co-ordinators, Jenny Teale and Jacqui Clark.  They will be busy launching new project and development initiatives from January onwards.”