Tackling the stigma of Mental Health
Elite Control Systems Limited is pleased to announce it has joined forces with Asset Guardian Solutions Limited to create a team of 11 employees (the Mud buds) who will be taking part in Edinburgh’s Tough Mudder 5k, whilst raising funds for SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health).
The event, which takes place on August 25th 2018 will include 10 obstacles over 5 kilometres, some of which will include a Pyramid Scheme, Giant A-Hole, Everest and Bale Bonds, encouraging participants to work in teams to help overcome the obstacles.
SAMH is a Scottish based charity that was founded in 1923 and operates 60 services in communities throughout Scotland providing various mental health support services, including Employment, Mental Health Outreach, Suicide Prevention and Active Living.
1 in 20 is thinking about Suicide
Mental Health problems can affect the way you think, feel and behave and can feel just as bad or worse than any other illness- only you cannot see it. One of the major challenges today, is the rising suicide rate amongst young males, not only in Scotland but in the UK as a whole. In Scotland, 262,740 people may be thinking about it, and the gender gap is widening.
SAMH have funded a 3 year Phd with Glasgow University so an in-depth study can be carried out into suicide triggers in men. It will assess what increases the likelihood of someone taking their own life, and what can be done to reduce the risks. Between 70 and 75% of all suicides in the UK and Scotland are by men and little is known about the factors that increase this risk.
It is possible to recover from a mental health problem
Despite the challenges faced, it is possible to recover from mental health problems and live a productive and fulfilling life. The team hope to raise as much money as possible so the charity can put the money to use right away and help those in need!
If you would like to support the team, you can donate here. Your support is greatly appreciated.
About the Companies
Formed in 1992, Elite Control Systems is known for its expertise in providing engineering services to a variety of Industries who use fast-moving process control, automation and information technology.
In 2010, AGSL was formed to accelerate the development and growth of the AG Software Solution which is an innovative solution that helps users to comply with ISO & IEC Standards, Government Directives and Industry Best Practices for the “Configuration and Change Management” of Industrial and Automation and Control Software for process critical systems.