Well Scotland is the national mental health improvement website for Scotland. It is a resource intended for professionals who currently work in, or have an interest in the mental health improvement field. Working in partnership with Scotland’s national agencies, its purpose is to provide up to date information on recent developments in the mental health improvement area.
In partnership with Alzheimer Scotland and the Scottish Dementia Working Group, NHS Health Scotland has produced a new booklet and DVD to help people under 65 live well with dementia.
These resources provide insight from younger people with dementia and their families on what it feels like to take on board the diagnosis, how to manage the symptoms and where to go for further support.
'See me' Scotland's national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health and right now, are looking for your help. They are offering funding to projects that give a strong anti-stigma message and are aimed at helping to end discrimination of mental ill-health.
There are two categories, the General Local Grants Award and a Young People's Award. For both awards they are after ideas which can change people's attitudes and behaviours towards people with mental ill-health.
For more information on how to get involved visit the 'See me' website.
According to the Carer's Trust, there are 657,000 carers in Scotland. Every day across the UK 6,000 people start a caring role. Breathing Space, in association with RNIB Scotland's Insight Radio, have been raising awareness of the challenges faced by carers and the emotional support available. For more information on the emotional support available for carers, visit the Breathing Space website.
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The most recent publications over the last six months can be found on the Publications page.
The newly updated Measuring Mental Wellbeing resource; How to measure mental wellbeing is now available.
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Gives guidance on improving your mental health
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