Category Archives: Mental Health

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?

Healthy Minds Resource

A new awareness raising resource to support the implementation of the NHS GG&C Mental Health Improvement Frameworks.

It aims to promote basic awareness and understanding of mental health, associated topics that can impact mental health and wellbeing.

If you would like more information please contact:

Frances.Robertson@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

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

Sleep Scotland

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.

Make it Count

More and more schoolchildren are struggling to cope with their mental health. Amidst rising rates of depression, anxiety and self-harm in children and young people, we are launching our new Make it Count campaign, because mental health is not extracurricular.

Good mental health is fundamental to be able to thrive in life. If we’re not tackling mental health problems early, then we risk failing the next generation right at the start of their lives.