All posts by Frankie Robertson

BBC Hardtalk – Mental Health

Mental health is not easy to talk about, least of all for young men, so often brought up to regard emotional vulnerability as weakness.

In a special edition of BBC HARDtalk, Stephen Sackur speaks to Stephen Manderson – better known as British rapper Professor Green.  In the interview he has been very honest about his own struggles with mental health and is determined to break the taboos around the subject.

Can we all learn from Professor Green?

CSE Awareness Campaign

Last year Police Scotland delivered a CSE Child Sexual Abuse Campaign,  #notmyfriend. The campaign was a huge success with a sevenfold increase in the number of individuals being directed to the Stop It Now! website page.

The key aims of the campaign are to identify and deter perpetrators or potential perpetrators who currently pose a risk to children online. Intervention will play a key part, challenging their behaviour, with clear messaging that there is no place for them to hide, building on their fear of being caught. There will be clear direction to the support that is accessible to them from our campaign partner, Stop It Now!

Although the campaign is specific on targeting perpetrators of online child grooming as well as potential perpetrators, Police Scotland continues to work with partners and stakeholders to educate children and their parents on online safety as well as encourage them to report such offences. Police Scotland is committed to using the latest tactics available to them to detect online child abuse offences.

ASIST – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (2 day course)

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training is a two day course for anyone who wants to feel more confident in helping to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. This training course is part the Scottish Governments Choose Life national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide in Scotland. The next course running in East Renfrewshire will take place on:

Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th February 2019

OR

Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st May 2019

Both courses from 9am – 4.15pm Eastwood House, Giffnock

It important that participants can attend both days


For more information please contact:

Susan Anderson, ASIST Trainer, Tel 0141 577 6110

susan.anderson@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk