Published: 05/12/2017 13:00 - Updated: 04/12/2017 16:04

Mikeysline opens new help centre in city

Written byNicole Webber

 

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Mikeysline founder Ron Williamson with Provost Helen Carmichael at the opening of the new Hive project.

A SANCTUARY for people with mental health issues has opened its doors in the city centre.

The Hive, in Academy Street, is run by the Mikeysline charity and offers advice for anyone over 17 who feels they need help.

It opens exactly two years after the charity was launched by Ron Williamson following the death of his nephew Michael Williamson (23), who the charity is named after.

Stephen Reid (25), manager of the Hive and who was one of Michael’s close friends, said: "It is our pride and joy now.

"We have had such kindness coming from all walks of life and without them it would not have been possible. We really want to try and make a difference."

Serenity, a group for women with borderline personality disorder, will also be moving their sessions from the Merkinch Community Centre to the Hive.

Viv Mackie and Carlie Borthwick, who run Serenity, approached Mikeysline about sharing the space.

"They have just been so supportive of us," Ms Mackie said. "It will be wonderful for the group to be based somewhere so central.

"What they have done with the Hive is just so amazing."

The Hive will be open 6pm-10pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and noon-10pm at weekends. Serenity will hold meetings from 10.30am-1.30pm on Mondays.

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