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20th October 2021

'See Us' campaign to tackle mental health stigma

More than half of people in Scotland say their perceptions of people with mental health problems have improved over the past ten years. However, more than two thirds of people with mental health problems have still experienced discrimination and been treated unfairly.  'See Us' is a new campaign asking Scotland to come together to join the movement to tackle stigma and discrimination. Visit www.seemescotland.org/SeeUs to access resources and find out how you can make a difference.  

More than half of people in Scotland say their perceptions of people with mental health problems have improved over the past ten years.
However, more than two thirds of people with mental health problems have still experienced discrimination and been treated unfairly. 
'See Us' is a new campaign asking Scotland to come together to join the movement to tackle stigma and discrimination.
Visit www.seemescotland.org/SeeUs to access resources and find out how you can make a difference.
 
8th September 2021

Wellbeing Tournament

An inaugural wellbeing tournament on Saturday 11th September will mark Musselburgh Golf Club’s first steps to becoming a mentally healthy golf club. Teaming up with Breathing Space and the charity Samaritans, alongside partners Network Rail, the Club aims to drive conversations to support better mental health locally. Stuart Wright, Captain of Musselburgh Golf Club, said:“Just as we have physical health, we all have mental health too. As a club we recognise that golf can connect people and have ...

An inaugural wellbeing tournament on Saturday 11th September will mark Musselburgh Golf Club’s first steps to becoming a mentally healthy golf club.
Teaming up with Breathing Space and the charity Samaritans, alongside partners Network Rail, the Club aims to drive conversations to support better mental health locally.
Stuart Wright, Captain of Musselburgh Golf Club, said:“Just as we have physical health, we all have mental health too. As a club we recognise that golf can connect people and have ...
7th September 2021

College unveils Breathing Space bench

A special Breathing Space bench has been unveiled by Borders College at their Netherdale campus in Galashiels The bench is part of a growing number being installed across the country, including colleges, universities and other community settings. Borders College Equalities Officer/Students’ Association Support Officer Amy Brydon, who has been involved in the initiative, commented: “Sometimes it can be difficult to start a conversation, to ask questions and check if someone is really OK. Often we...

A special Breathing Space bench has been unveiled by Borders College at their Netherdale campus in Galashiels
The bench is part of a growing number being installed across the country, including colleges, universities and other community settings.
Borders College Equalities Officer/Students’ Association Support Officer Amy Brydon, who has been involved in the initiative, commented:
“Sometimes it can be difficult to start a conversation, to ask questions and check if someone is really OK. Often we...
30th August 2021

Volunteers share their views

A group of volunteers with experience of mental health problems helped share their views of what's going well and what could be better with the new Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Kevin Stewart MSP. See me, Scotland's programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination, organised the two virtual sessions, which featured input from youth champions and volunteers as well as representatives with lived experience from a wide range of partner organisations.  Participants covere...

A group of volunteers with experience of mental health problems helped share their views of what's going well and what could be better with the new Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Kevin Stewart MSP.
See me, Scotland's programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination, organised the two virtual sessions, which featured input from youth champions and volunteers as well as representatives with lived experience from a wide range of partner organisations. 
Participants covere...
6th July 2021

Empowering people in recovery

The Scottish Recovery Network have developed a series of short films and animations exploring what peer support means to different people. Here is a 2 minute animation (the link takes you to the Scottish Recovery Network YouTube channel) from peer worker and mental health campaigner Scott Baker.  

The Scottish Recovery Network have developed a series of short films and animations exploring what peer support means to different people.
Here is a 2 minute animation (the link takes you to the Scottish Recovery Network YouTube channel) from peer worker and mental health campaigner Scott Baker.

 
19th May 2021

Interactive series exploring emotions through music

Cyrenians are a charity which tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness Offering an exciting programme of free and online events, 'A Discovery of Voice' is an interactive series aiming to promote an understanding of mental health, emotions, relationships and communication using music as a platform. Symphony of Stories, 17th June (6-8pm) Workshops, 18 June (varied times) An Emotive Ensemble, 19 June (6-7:30pm)   The events will run over 3 days and the full programme and details can be fo...

Cyrenians are a charity which tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness
Offering an exciting programme of free and online events, 'A Discovery of Voice' is an interactive series aiming to promote an understanding of mental health, emotions, relationships and communication using music as a platform.
Symphony of Stories, 17th June (6-8pm)
Workshops, 18 June (varied times)
An Emotive Ensemble, 19 June (6-7:30pm)
 
The events will run over 3 days and the full programme and details can be fo...
10th May 2021

It's Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, where the theme is nature. Nature has a major role to play in protecting and supporting our mental health. Millions of us turned to nature during the pandemic and it has brought in to sharp focus the importance of our green spaces and natural environments. Whether you live in the city or in a more rural location, even small contacts with nature can reduce feelings of isolation and be effective in protecting your mental health and preventing distress. Th...

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, where the theme is nature.
Nature has a major role to play in protecting and supporting our mental health. Millions of us turned to nature during the pandemic and it has brought in to sharp focus the importance of our green spaces and natural environments.
Whether you live in the city or in a more rural location, even small contacts with nature can reduce feelings of isolation and be effective in protecting your mental health and preventing distress.
Th...
12th April 2021

Spring Step Count Challenge

Scottish walking charity, Paths For All, have launched their Step Count Challenge for a happier, healthier, greener Scotland. The Spring Step Count Challenge starts 3rd May - 27th June but you can also run your own bespoke Step Count Challenge for your workplace at a time that suits you. You will need 5 team members - with the aim of keeping active, staying connected and having some fun along the way! Regular exercise can boost your mood and help to relieve stress. Walking is a simple and easy w...

Scottish walking charity, Paths For All, have launched their Step Count Challenge for a happier, healthier, greener Scotland.
The Spring Step Count Challenge starts 3rd May - 27th June but you can also run your own bespoke Step Count Challenge for your workplace at a time that suits you.
You will need 5 team members - with the aim of keeping active, staying connected and having some fun along the way!
Regular exercise can boost your mood and help to relieve stress. Walking is a simple and easy w...
29th March 2021

April is Stress Awareness Month

Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental and emotional pressure. Stress can affect anyone and we all have different ways of reacting to it. Common signs of stress can include sleep problems, difficulty concentrating, changes in eating habits, irritability, aches and pains, headaches and feeling overwhelmed. This last year has been a particularly challenging time for many people. Feeling isolated and lonely can also increase stress and anxiety levels. Learning to cope with stress in h...

Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental and emotional pressure.
Stress can affect anyone and we all have different ways of reacting to it. Common signs of stress can include sleep problems, difficulty concentrating, changes in eating habits, irritability, aches and pains, headaches and feeling overwhelmed.
This last year has been a particularly challenging time for many people. Feeling isolated and lonely can also increase stress and anxiety levels.
Learning to cope with stress in h...
1st February 2021

It's National Breathing Space Day!

We're encouraging everyone in Scotland to make some time for their mental health. Supporting mental wellbeing through activities such as exercise and relaxation is particularly important during these times of heightened stress and anxiety. Here's a clip showing some of the work taking place in the Borders through the Breathing Space Bench Project to create welcoming spaces within communities.

We're encouraging everyone in Scotland to make some time for their mental health.
Supporting mental wellbeing through activities such as exercise and relaxation is particularly important during these times of heightened stress and anxiety.
Here's a clip showing some of the work taking place in the Borders through the Breathing Space Bench Project to create welcoming spaces within communities.

Breathing Space Day 2021

18th January 2021

Let's get through winter together

Volunteer Glasgow have been working alongside the Campaign to End Loneliness and Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector, to promote a Winter Mental Health Campaign aimed primarily at those who may be feeling lonely or isolated this winter. See the digital version of 'Let's get through winter together' or order hardcopies for individuals and groups, by making an enquiry here.            

Volunteer Glasgow have been working alongside the Campaign to End Loneliness and Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector, to promote a Winter Mental Health Campaign aimed primarily at those who may be feeling lonely or isolated this winter.
See the digital version of 'Let's get through winter together' or order hardcopies for individuals and groups, by making an enquiry here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
4th January 2021

Making time for mental health

National Breathing Space Day takes place on 1st February each year, encouraging Scots to 'take some breathing space' for better mental wellbeing This last year has been an especially challenging time, meaning it's more important than ever to prioritise mental wellbeing. Making time for activities which help improve mental health such as enjoying nature, listening to music, or staying in touch with friends and family can help. Breathing Space Day also highlights the support available from our ski...

National Breathing Space Day takes place on 1st February each year, encouraging Scots to 'take some breathing space' for better mental wellbeing
This last year has been an especially challenging time, meaning it's more important than ever to prioritise mental wellbeing.
Making time for activities which help improve mental health such as enjoying nature, listening to music, or staying in touch with friends and family can help.
Breathing Space Day also highlights the support available from our ski...

Breathing Space Day 2021