Tag Archives: mental health

Healthier Minds

Healthier Minds, East Renfrewshire’s guide to promote the mental wellbeing of our children and young people.

Our aim is to help staff and parents find the information you need to develop children and young people’s talents and abilities in a way that will support them to meet life’s common challenges, develop their resilience, and have healthier minds as a result.

 

 

Poverty: Our hidden shame?

To explore the impact of poverty in local communities, Glasgow City HSCP South Health Improvement Team, Plantation Productions, The Gal Gael Trust and Oxfam Scotland worked in partnership with the young people at Create Crew to deliver a youth-led participatory action research project. The result of the project was a youth-led documentary film “Poverty: Our Hidden Shame? which was short-listed at BAFTA for the AHRC Inspiration Award 2016.

To support the film a resource pack has since been developed by adapting sessions from the Health Issues in the Community training programme. The new resource encourages learners to explore further some of the issues raised in the film such as: what is poverty, who’s in poverty, beliefs about poverty, poverty and understanding inequality by using participative exercises, group discussions and digital approaches.

Download resource here.

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