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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?
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.
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
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
Happy New Year!
Please have a look at this excellent article including funny videos by the Mental Health Foundation.
A great read to begin the New Year.
Sleep Scotland’s free Sleep Support Line provides on-the-spot guidance to parents and guardians struggling with their children’s and teenagers’ sleep problems. This includes, but is not limited to, mainstream, or typically developing, children and teenagers, who previously could not access our services. The line gives all families across Scotland access to free support from Sleep Scotland’s experienced sleep counsellors, thanks to a grant from The Big Lottery Fund Scotland. Parents and carers will be able to seek tailored advice on sleep for their children, from sleepless toddlers to teenagers dealing with exam-stress and the distractions of social media.
Well done to Primary 1, Thornliebank Primary School on winning the 2018 East Renfrewshire Name the Teddy competition.
Winning name: Cotton Candy