Breathing Space Day 2016

Breathing Space Day takes place every year on 1st February to raise awareness of the Breathing Space phone service and encourage everyone in Scotland to take some time out to look after their mental wellbeing.

This year is Scotland's Year of Listening (YoL), an initiative promoted by Breathing Space, Living Life, the Scottish Government and a number of national organisations.

 BS Day take time to listen

The Year of Listening will be launched on Breathing Space Day and will raise awareness throughout 2016 that listening, and being listened to, is good for your mental health.

We like to think we are good listeners but are we really listening? Could you be a better listener?

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How to get involved:

YoL info pack

  • Contribute a guest blog post for the Breathing Space website about listening or what listening means to you

  • Get yourself added to our YoL Pledge Board – send us your first name and a quote about your support for the YoL or what listening means to you and we'll put it on the Breathing Space website pledge board

  • Tweet your support for the YoL or 'star listeners' in your life with the hashtag #YoL2016 and follow @NHS24 for updates!