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23rd June 2022

Finalists in the poster presentation at NHS Scotland Event 2022

Breathing Space are delighted to have been a Finalist in the poster presentation sessions at the NHS Scotland Event 2022 at the P&J Live in Aberdeen on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 June. Every year, the event provides the opportunity for those working in and with the NHS in Scotland to come together to consider the challenges, to share best practice and the most innovative approaches to delivering the highest quality of care, and to take away tools and techniques that will support them in the...

Breathing Space are delighted to have been a Finalist in the poster presentation sessions at the NHS Scotland Event 2022 at the P&J Live in Aberdeen on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 June.
Every year, the event provides the opportunity for those working in and with the NHS in Scotland to come together to consider the challenges, to share best practice and the most innovative approaches to delivering the highest quality of care, and to take away tools and techniques that will support them in the...

Tony McLaren, National Coordinator Breathing Space with Katherine Robertson, Senior Nurse for Mental Health NHS 24 at the poster presentation session.

12th May 2022

Springfield unveils Breathing Space Bench in Blairgowrie

Springfield has installed another Breathing Space bench at their housing development Kinloch Gardens in Blairgowrie. In Partnership with Kingdom Housing Association, the homebuilders have created a welcoming space within their development, complete with soft landscaping and green areas, to highlight the invaluable Breathing Space service offered by NHS 24. Breathing Space, launched in 2002, aims to address the stigma around wellbeing and mental health, offers support to those who need it and com...

Springfield has installed another Breathing Space bench at their housing development Kinloch Gardens in Blairgowrie.
In Partnership with Kingdom Housing Association, the homebuilders have created a welcoming space within their development, complete with soft landscaping and green areas, to highlight the invaluable Breathing Space service offered by NHS 24.
Breathing Space, launched in 2002, aims to address the stigma around wellbeing and mental health, offers support to those who need it and com...

Breathing Space Bench on site at Kinloch Gardens, Blairgowrie

3rd March 2022

Park benches promote mental health wellbeing

A number of special benches have been placed in country parks in North Lanarkshire to encourage people to take some ‘Breathing Space’. Three benches have been located in Drumpellier Country Park in Coatbridge, Centenary Park in Airdrie and Strathclyde Country Park for people to use. North Lanarkshire Council have teamed up with Breathing Space Scotland to encourage local people and visitors to the parks to take some time to sit and reflect or share their feelings on the special benches. Paul Kel...

A number of special benches have been placed in country parks in North Lanarkshire to encourage people to take some ‘Breathing Space’.
Three benches have been located in Drumpellier Country Park in Coatbridge, Centenary Park in Airdrie and Strathclyde Country Park for people to use.
North Lanarkshire Council have teamed up with Breathing Space Scotland to encourage local people and visitors to the parks to take some time to sit and reflect or share their feelings on the special benches.
Paul Kel...

Tony McLaren, Lynne MacDonald, and Councillor Paul Kelly pictured at one of the new benches (Image: North Lanarkshire Council)

23rd February 2022

Breathing Space at NHS 24 wins top digital award for web chat

Breathing Space at NHS24 is delighted to win the top prize in the Innovative Mental Health Services category at the Holyrood Digital and Care Scotland Awards 2022, for the pilot of a web chat service, alongside the traditional telephone support line. In 2019, BS introduced a web chat tool to support service users as a pilot project. The system allows users to communicate in real-time with specialist advisors, using an easily accessible web interface. The pilot is set to expand in 2022. People se...

Breathing Space at NHS24 is delighted to win the top prize in the Innovative Mental Health Services category at the Holyrood Digital and Care Scotland Awards 2022, for the pilot of a web chat service, alongside the traditional telephone support line.
In 2019, BS introduced a web chat tool to support service users as a pilot project. The system allows users to communicate in real-time with specialist advisors, using an easily accessible web interface. The pilot is set to expand in 2022.
People se...

Three of the Breathing Space team at the award ceremony.

1st February 2022

Taking time out for National Breathing Space Day

National Breathing Space Day (1st February) takes place annually to raise awareness of the confidential support the mental health phone service provides for anyone feeling low or stressed. The theme for the day is ‘You Matter, We Care’ and Breathing Space is delighted that an increasing number of organisations are actively promoting that message through the Breathing Space Bench ProjectOver the last year, a range of organisations have teamed up with Breathing Space to encourage Scots to take som...

National Breathing Space Day (1st February) takes place annually to raise awareness of the confidential support the mental health phone service provides for anyone feeling low or stressed. The theme for the day is ‘You Matter, We Care’ and Breathing Space is delighted that an increasing number of organisations are actively promoting that message through the Breathing Space Bench ProjectOver the last year, a range of organisations have teamed up with Breathing Space to encourage Scots to take som...

Breathing Space Bench. Borders College

1st February 2022

Highland partnership for National Breathing Space Day 2022

Highland residents are being encouraged not to ‘…hide behind fine’ in a new radio ad being launched across the region as part of National Breathing Space Day on 1st February. The ad invites listeners not to hide behind saying ‘I’m fine’ – and is intended as a prompt to open up when feeling down either with friends or family or by contacting Breathing Space. The radio ad will be heard first in the Highlands as Breathing Space Day also marks the launch of a year-long plan of activity across the re...

Highland residents are being encouraged not to ‘…hide behind fine’ in a new radio ad being launched across the region as part of National Breathing Space Day on 1st February.
The ad invites listeners not to hide behind saying ‘I’m fine’ – and is intended as a prompt to open up when feeling down either with friends or family or by contacting Breathing Space.
The radio ad will be heard first in the Highlands as Breathing Space Day also marks the launch of a year-long plan of activity across the re...

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