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Year of Listening Update

UPDATE: We have more Year of Listening Packs available! The packs contain leaflets, and other materials to help promote listening, listening skills and listening organisations - place your free order here.


About the Year of Listening

Scotland's Year of Listening (YoL) will raise awareness throughout 2016 that listening, and being listened to, is good for your mental health.

The initiative was officially launched on 1st February and is being promoted by Breathing Space and Living Life mental health phone services alongside a number of national organisations.

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

Relationships and friendships, where we feel listened to, can have a huge positive impact on our sense of wellbeing. The YoL is an opportunity for us all to demonstrate our commitment to be better listeners. Whether you are a friend, parent, sibling, spouse, neighbour or carer...take time to listen today.

 Year Of Listening Photo Gallery

How you can support the YoL campaign:

YoL info pack

Yol Comp


  • Raise awareness of Living Life, a service which uses listening skills and professional counselling to offer mental wellbeing support.


  • Why not organise a 'tea break' get-together to promote listening in your place of work?

Time For Tea


Other ways to get involved:

  • Download a Year of Listening logo to promote on a website or publication:

Small YoL logo (152kb)

Medium YoL logo (354 kb)


 Selfie Stick3

If you're on social media you can also get involved on twitter via #YoL2016 where we would love to hear your thoughts about listening and 'star listeners' in your life!


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