Media Release: Abseil from the Forth Rail Bridge with Health in Mind

Forth Bridge Abseil

EDINBURGH charity, Health in Mind, is seeking volunteers to abseil from the Forth Rail Bridge to raise money to promote positive mental health.

Says a spokesperson: “Mental health is something that touches many lives in different ways – from stress, depression and anxiety through to isolation and loneliness, and the charity is looking for support so they can help more people in the Lothians.”

Amy, a volunteer who took part in the abseil in 2015, said: “I loved fundraising for Health in Mind last year.

“I’m not going to lie, I found the abseil pretty scary, but I’m so glad to have done it.

“It was an amazing atmosphere on the day and it felt great to have raised so much.”

The Forth Rail Bridge lies just north of Edinburgh, and is an iconic structure linking the capital with Fife to the north.

Constructed in the late 19th century, the bridge was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2015. Volunteers will abseil 165 feet from the Bridge to the beach below.

Health in Mind has 20 places available for the abseil on June 12.

No previous experience is required and a team of highly skilled instructors will be on hand to ensure your safety.

Anyone interested in participating should email to receive an application pack –

Health in Mind helps people to live the life they want to live and services include trauma counselling; guided self-help; an information resource centre; befriending services for people and a suicide prevention project for young men.


For further information

Contact Health in Mind communications manager, Doreen Graham, on 0131 243 0137 or community fundraiser, Lynne Stanford, on 0131 225 8508.

Notes for editors:

Health in Mind was established in 1982 and delivers a wide range of services on behalf of NHS Lothian, NHS Borders, City of Edinburgh Council, Midlothian Council, Scottish Borders Council and Survivor Scotland.

Services include trauma counselling, guided self-help, information centre, befriending, supporting people with dementia and their carers and supporting people from minority ethnic communities.

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Health in Mind contact details…

Contact: Doreen Graham
Phone: 01312430137