THE family of Frightened Rabbit singer Scott Hutchison have launched a mental health charity one year after his death.

Hutchison’s body was found at Port Edgar near South Queensferry on May 10 last year after he took his own life at the age of 36.

His brothers and bandmates Neil and Grant, along with parents Ron and Marion, have now launched the charity Tiny Changes which aims to raise awareness about mental health issues in children and young people.

Its name is a reference to a Frightened Rabbit lyric in the song Heads Roll Off, where Hutchison sings: “While I’m alive, I’ll make tiny changes to Earth.”

His family said: “Mental health, and young people’s mental health in particular, was a cause close to Scott’s heart. He often spoke openly of his own struggles as an anxious child, even naming his band Frightened Rabbit after a nickname given to him by his mum.

“We want to continue the legacy that Scott built. To channel the energy he generated in people all over the world into positive action on mental health among young people and to make tiny changes to Earth. The charity has at its heart a passion for changing how young people in Scotland are affected by mental health issues.

“We want to see a Scotland where young people are listened to when they talk about their mental health. Where young people can access the support they need, when they need it. And where youth mental health issues do not prevent people from fulfilling their potential as adults.”

Tiny Changes hopes to support initiatives that help children and youth affected by these issues as well as their families and carers.

The statement also said: “Scott’s impact was far reaching and felt by many people.

“The honesty of his lyrics and openness about his own mental health inspired people in all walks of life. It is a legacy that should be continued and nourished.”

For more information, visit the Tiny Changes website.