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Cumbrian powerlifter provides strength for people with mental health issues

A Cumbrian strongman is helping to provide strength for people in the county with mental health issues. Scott Squire has represented his country at powerlifting... but he's now training to become a full-time mental health nurse, as well as an ambassador for the charity MIND.

Scott says removing the stigma surrounding conditions like anxiety and depression could save lives.

Ryan Dollard caught up with him for our latest report as part of Mental Health Awareness Week:

A spokesperson from the charity MIND, also explained more on what being a Time To Change champion entails:

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WATCH: is there still a stigma around mental health?

Throughout Mental Health Awareness Week ITV Border has produced a number of reports about the different issues in Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

In the last of our special reports, Fiona Marley Paterson looks at whether there is still a stigma around mental health:

Suicide: help available

Throughout Mental Health Awareness Week, ITV Border will be running a series of reports about mental health issues in Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders.

The first support focuses on suicide, and calls from a local charity to provide more help to people with mental health issues in the region.

If you are affected by the issues covered, the following organisations can provide help and support: