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Lanarkshire pupil applauded as her inspiring speech on mental health heard in Parliament

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A Lanarkshire school pupil has been hailed for her speech on mental health being read in Scottish Parliament. Eleyza Mohammed wrote a compelling piece on mental health stigma in the workplace and was invited to Holyrood to see it delivered by Central Scotland MSP Graham Simpson.

The Higher Politics student from Motherwell touched on a number of important issues within the debate including See Me Scotland’s ‘See Me in Work’ campaign and the need for a mental health strategy which addresses societal stigmas.

The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now. Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android Following the debate, Eleyza got the opportunity to meet other MSPs who had taken part in the debate, including the Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care Kevin Stewart.Members from across the chamber were united in admiration for Eleyza and took the opportunity to wish her well for the future.Lanarkshire MSP Mr Simpson, who’d posed a similar challenge to politics students at Our Lady’s High a few years ago, was delighted to learn that there was an appetite amongst students to do this again following a recent visit to the school.On this occasion Eleyza, who studies at Taylor High but joins Our Lady’s Higher Politics class virtually, volunteered to write the speech on her own.She was applauded for her efforts on the day by MSPs, and the local pupil says

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