Tag 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?

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

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful events occurring in childhood including

  • domestic violence
  • parental abandonment through separation or divorce
  • a parent with a mental health condition
  • being the victim of abuse (physical, sexual and/or emotional)
  • being the victim of neglect (physical and emotional)
  • a member of the household being in prison
  • growing up in a household in which there are adults experiencing alcohol and drug use problems.

More information at: http://www.healthscotland.scot/population-groups/children/adverse-childhood-experiences-aces/overview-of-aces#Animation

When I worry about things – BBC resource

When I Worry About Things is a collection of animated films that use personal testimony to explore mental health issues from the perspective of children.

Alongside each, there is more information about the content of the film, and suggestions of how it could be used in the classroom.

These resources are suitable for use with pupils aged 8-13.