Aye Mind is on a mission to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people – by making better use of the internet, social media and mobile technologies. They have worked with young people aged 13 to 21 to create and share a wide range of Resources.
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?
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:
A new mental health website by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde.
This includes information on:
- Keeping Well
- Services & Support
- Mental Health Conditions
- Real Lives – Real stories
- Urgent help
- Your rights
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.
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 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.