As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we will be publishing some very personal stories sent to us by some of our readers that are both informative and beautifully honest. Reader discretion is therefore advised. We feel publishing these very personal accounts will help break down common misconceptions, stigmas and myths that continue to surround issues of mental health and even though awareness is growing, we believe it is still not enough. We want to reach out to any of our readers who find they, or someone they know, relate to these same experiences, and encourage them to seek expert advice. There are a number of support groups in Gibraltar that are approachable, understanding, and will not judge you. Help is out there. You are not alone.
The Gibraltar Health Authority, in conjunction with the Ministry of Health, has set up an anonymous telephone hotline for members of the community and staff members to report any area of concern or complaints about the local health service.
The persistent easterly storms that Gibraltar has experienced this winter season, continuing right into the Spring, have delayed works in the area of the north of Eastern Beach, linked to the runway tunnel, which were programmed to have been completed on 15th May. Government say they have been monitoring the situation very closely and all efforts are being made to ensure that the time limit is met, or at the very worst that the delay does not extend beyond the end of May: well before the official start of the bathing season.
Government have confirmed that at approximately 12:00pm this afternoon a Spanish military P3 Orion aircraft flew within the boundaries of British Gibraltar Territorial Waters. At its closest, the aircraft was 2 nautical miles off Gibraltar’s eastern coastline.