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.
Refugee Week Scotland is all about having fun, broadening horizons .
This June a week-long festival – with over 100 arts & cultural events, including music, comedy, theatre, literature, community celebrations events in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth and as far afield as Mull and New Galloway - will celebrate the contributions refugees have made to Scotland and the communities that have welcomed them.
To download the festival brochure, or for more information click here
The Mental Health Foundations mental health awareness week runs from the 13th - 19th of May and is themed around physical activity and wellbeing. Physical Activity is often described as something which we do because we 'have to', 'should do'. What's less often explained is the huge potential it has to enhance our happiness and quality of life.
For more information about the campaign, or to find out how to get involved visit the Mental Health Foundation website.
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CRUSE Bereavement Care Scotland, in partnership with Choose Life, have developed a training course,'More Questions than Answers: Supporting People Bereaved by Suicide', for first, secondary and community responders to people bereaved by suicide.
This course supports the national guidance recently published by Choose Life. Contact email@example.com for more information.
In addition, Choose Life has funded SAMH to develop an online version of their widely used booklet for people bereaved by suicide
‘After a Suicide’. Video content has been produced and includes interviews from statutory organisations people who have been bereaved by suicide may come into contact with, as well as other relevant interviews regarding subjects such as breaking news about suicide to a child. Printed copies of ‘After a Suicide’ can be ordered via NHS Health Scotland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parenting across Scotland has launched a new section on its website, providing advice for dads on pregnancy, birth and fatherhood. The section includes a selection of websites, booklets and videos geared up for dads. There are also places to go for legal, money and benefits advice, relationship support, and top tips for staying mentally healthy.
NHS Health Scotland has produced a suite of briefings designed to support Community Planning Partnerships take action to reduce or mitigate the impact of inequalities on health. To view the briefing, visit the NHS Health Scotland website.
The National Development Team have been producing weekly fact sheets, for practitioners who may not have time to read the national guidance in full. One of which covers mental health and youth justice.
The Green Exercise Partnership has launched new pages on the NHS Health Scotland website detailing the NHS Greenspace work. To find out who is involved and how they plan to mainstream the use of green space on the NHS estate as a health promoting asset, visit the new NHS Health Scotland web page.
The Scottish Government has recently published a position paper on dementia. This paper sets out proposals for the key themes and priorities that should underpin Scotland's second National Dementia Strategy.
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