Martin Whitfield MP has pledged his support for a new campaign urging young Scots to open up about their experience of mental health.

The #KeepInMind campaign has been devised and launched by local teenager Erin Campbell, who is a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament for Midlothian North and Musselburgh.

Erin, a former pupil at Musselburgh Grammar School, launched the campaign earlier this month to encourage people to open up a narrative about mental health and to share their stories to help break down stigma and negative stereotypes surrounding mental health.

Speaking about his support for the campaign, Martin Whitfield MP said:

“The way society views mental health has undoubtedly changed for the better over the last few years. However, there is still a great deal of stigma surrounding the subject and young people in particular can face a number of barriers to speaking about their mental health and seeking help.

“Erin’s campaign is focused on these barriers and seeks to encourage people to speak openly about their own mental health experiences. It is a great initiative and one that I’m delighted to support and help promote.”

Find out more about the campaign and how to get involved at https://keepinmindcampaign.wordpress.com/