Daily Record Article – 27/11/2018

Determined counsellor leads events at Wishaw bar hoping to help stop suicides

Julie has joined up with Smokin’ Guns Fitness gym and Girdwoods Bar to try and promote self-care in Wishaw.

by Ben Ramage


A Wishaw counsellor is leading a kind-hearted group offering mental health help to tackle suicides.

Julie Murphy, a psychotherapist based in the town, has joined up with Smokin’ Guns Fitness gym and Girdwoods Bar to provide two information evenings promoting self-care in a bid to stop those with mild to moderate problems progressing to more serious issues.

They will be held in Girdwoods today (Wednesday) and tomorrow from 6pm until 9pm.

Julie, pictured with Jean McCaw from Girdwood’s, is bringing together a host of groups and businesses from the town which she hopes will help people with deteriorating mental health turn the tide.

“Suicide and suicide attempts have been going on so much in the area recently,” Julie explained. “But being suicidal shouldn’t be the yardstick for mental health.”

She said the aim was to work with people who are beginning to have trouble with their mental health – stepping in early before it is too late…

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