Showing Racism the Red Card


Martin Whitfield MSP has joined colleagues in promoting Wear Red Day with the Show Racism the Red Card campaign. The MSPs were joined by the campaign's manager Billy Singh, actor, comedian, and writer Sanjeev Singh Kohli and journalist and football pundit Peter Martin. Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity. [...]

Showing Racism the Red Card2023-09-29T09:55:42+01:00

Living Wage Awards now open


Martin Whitfield MSP is helping highlight that applications for this year's #LivingWage Scotland Awards are now open. Organised by Living Wage Scotland, the Living Wage Scotland Awards celebrate individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the Living Wage movement. This year the awards have seven categories including a new award for Voice [...]

Living Wage Awards now open2023-09-20T15:00:53+01:00

New conversion practices helpline welcomed


Martin Whitfield MSP has welcomed the launch of Scotland’s first-ever conversion practices helpline, a new support service for people who have experiences, are experiencing, or might experience conversion practices in Scotland. Launched at Pride Edinburgh on 24th June, the helpline is run by LGBT Health and Wellbeing. The charity was established in 2003 and works [...]

New conversion practices helpline welcomed2023-09-21T11:02:26+01:00

Rising living costs increase anxiety


At the start of Mental Health Awareness Week (15-21 May), Martin Whitfield MSP is sharing the findings of new Mental Health Foundation research on anxiety and promoting the support available to help people cope with it. The research found that 58 per cent of adults experienced anxiety affecting their daily lives in the past fortnight. [...]

Rising living costs increase anxiety2023-09-21T16:30:23+01:00

Promoting Keep Safe Awareness Day


Martin Whitfield MSP is helping to promote this year’s Keep Safe Awareness Day on Wednesday 15th March. Keep Safe is an award-winning partnership between I Am Me Scotland and Police Scotland. It was originally developed to support disabled people to participate in community life, free from fear of harassment and abuse or at times when [...]

Promoting Keep Safe Awareness Day2023-10-09T10:34:24+01:00

Supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2023


Martin Whitfield MSP has signed up to support a parliamentary motion backing this year's Fairtrade Fortnight. This year the annual campaign, coordinated by the Fairtrade Foundation and which takes place between 27 February and 12 March, focuses on the climate crisis. It is helping highlight the increasing threat that the crisis poses to some of [...]

Supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 20232023-10-09T14:28:08+01:00
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