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Bipolar Scotland looking for peer volunteers

New Scottish government campaign – Parenting teens

Parenting Club has a new campaign full of useful advice and tips for parenting teens.

CAPS is expanding their individual advocacy to younger adults

CAPS reduces the lower age limit to 16 years to their Individual advocacy service in East and Midlothian.

Scottish Government Mental Health Standards – lived experience survey

The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) is seeking views from individuals with lived experience of mental health, their families and carers, and those with a vested interest in the development of mental health standards

Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy Engagement

The Scottish Government’s Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy is getting a refresh, the Scottish Government is engaging with stakeholders to ensure it tackles social determinants and health inequalities that impacts most on mental health and wellbeing.

Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme

A scheme which provides free repairs and maintenance to people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it.

#MakeTime campaign from Young Scot

Young Scot‘s #MakeTimeTo campaign aims to raise awareness of #AyeFeel and encourage young people to make time to look after their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

#MakeTime campaign from Young Scot

Young Scot’s #MakeTimeTo campaign aims to raise awareness of #AyeFeel and encourage young people to make time to look after their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

A collection of poems on the theme of Connect

Earlier this year, the Scottish mental health charity Health in Mind launched its search for poems on the theme of ‘Connect’ – one of the five ways to wellbeing.

Rembering Together, Scotland’s Covid Community Memorial

Remembering Together is a national programme of remembrance managed by Greenspace Scotland, bringing together communities and artists/creative practitioners in collective acts of reflection, remembrance, hope and healing.

An Introduction to the Nordoff Robbins approach to Music Therapy

Gain important insights into music therapy and those who pioneered it as you discover the vital skills of a music therapist.

Voices and experience of people with dementia

The Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre is looking at the impact of these changes for people who went through the assessment and diagnosis of dementia from March 2020 onwards.

Carers of East Lothian micro-grants

Carers of East Lothian have received additional funding from East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership (ELHSCP) to offer micro-grants of up to £80 to carers who are facing financial insecurity.

Together, let’s care for your mental health

The Together Let’s Care for your Mental Health campaign aims to raise awareness of a range of mental health information and services that support mental health

Beat’s new services in Scotland

Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity, has been allocated funding from the Scottish Government, enabling it to extend its services to people in Scotland.

World Mental Health Day 2021

The World Federation for Mental Health has chosen the theme for this year: ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’. This theme was chosen to highlight the inequality experienced by those affected by mental health difficulties.


Improve your wellbeing

If you’re experiencing low mood, anxiety, or stress in your life, looking into self-help activities and ideas might be the right option for you.