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Audit Scotland supports SAMH

30 January 2019

AUDIT SCOTLAND is delighted to announce a new charity partnership with SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health).

SAMH currently provides over 60 services in communities across Scotland, including support for mental health social care, homelessness, addictions and employment. These services together with the charity’s national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention, sport and physical activity; inform its policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

The mental health charity was the clear winner in a vote by Audit Scotland staff, who nominated a range of organisations for the biannual poll. We will now work closely with SAMH over the next two years to raise awareness and funds for the charity’s life-changing services.

Corporate partnerships manager Fiona Lewis said, “Thank you to all the staff for choosing mental health as their cause. We are delighted to be voted the new charity partner for Audit Scotland.

“As well as raising vital funds for our work supporting people experiencing mental health problems, we’re excited to be working together to start conversations on mental health and wellbeing in the workplace with the whole staff team.

SAMH’s partnership with Audit Scotland will make a valuable difference to people’s lives at a time when they most need support.”

Diane McGiffen, Audit Scotland’s chief operating officer, said, “We have a proud track record of fundraising in Audit Scotland; both for our corporate charity and for dozens of other good causes that colleagues feel inspired to volunteer for.

“Audit Scotland is committed to helping colleagues support mental health and wellbeing  so I’m delighted that we’re going to be working with SAMH to do the same for thousands of other people across Scotland.”