Charity marks 50th anniversary with event

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A charity has marked its 50th anniversary with a conference on youth homelessness and mental health.

Shelter Scotland’s Aberdeen community hub held the event after staff at the centre reported seeing a growing proportion of the people they advise on housing and homelessness suffering from poor mental health.

Staff from Aberdeen City Council, NHS Grampian and mental health charities were among those at the event.

Mark Thomson, Shelter Scotland Aberdeen community hub manager, said: “While Shelter Scotland wants to mark the achievements of the last 50 years, we are conscious that our job isn’t done, so we decided to make our anniversary event about improving things for the future.”

Participants also discussed what makes an effective support service specifically for younger people.

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