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.
This month sees the launch of the seventh Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival and it's shaping up to be the biggest yet, with over 300 events taking place all across Scotland.
The 2013 Festival brochure is on-hand to help you plan your festival month - by location, by genre or by date. You can also visit the revamped SMHAFF website for more information.
'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.
No child or young person should die from suicide. Sadly, every year in Scotland a small number of looked after children take their own lives. Many more children and young people contemplate suicide or engage in self harm.The Reasons to Live conference is the final event in the national Protection through Partnership seminar and training programme. Key learning from the programme will be shared throughout the conference. This conference will be relevant and engaging to all working to make positive differences in looked after children’s lives.
For more information or to register for this event visit the CELCIS website
NHS Health Scotland in partnership with the Glasgow Younger Persons Support Service at Alzheimer Scotland has produced an information resource “Younger people with dementia: living well with your diagnosis “. The event will provide information on the resource and its development, the services available in Glasgow for people with younger onset dementia, current research in the field of younger onset dementia and the policy landscape following the launch of the Scottish Government’s second dementia strategy.
The event is free for those with a diagnosis of dementia, their families or carers and professionals interested in younger onset dementia.
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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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