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Inspirational Ayrshire teenager devises mental health toolkit for struggling youngsters

[July 29, 2020: Daily Record]

Mollie Lindsay came up with her selfless creation during lockdown

A selfless Irvine schoolgirl has devised a special mental health toolkit to help struggling youngsters in her community.

Mollie Lindsay, 13, put lockdown to good use by creating a wellness box full of gifts and information to ease feelings of anxiety, stress and sadness.

The second year Irvine Royal Academy pupil has kindly donated the box to Vineburgh Community Centre.

It will become available to anyone who needs it when the centre is fully open again.

Youth ambassador Mollie came up with the idea after making a box for herself.

She then got down to work as part of her Dynamic Youth Award, raising £50 through a sponsored 5k run to buy items to fill a box for others.


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She purchased colouring pencils, notebooks, fidget toys, bath bombs and filled out the box with notes on which websites/apps young people can access if they are struggling with their mental health.

Louise McPhater, councillor for Irvine West, said: “A big thank you to our youth ambassador who kindly donated the centre a wellness box.

“This box will be available to any of our centre users who may need to access this wellness toolkit.

“We aim to keep the box topped up and with Mollies’ great work and dedication she has shown to help others.

“I’m sure this can be done.”


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