Hundreds of thousands of adults in Scotland experience loneliness that negatively affects their mental health9 May 2022,
Hundreds of thousands of adults in Scotland experience loneliness that negatively impacts our mental health, but many are unable to talk about it
Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival audiences to ‘Gather’ for first time since 201911 April 2022,
The programme published today features both live and online events inviting people to explore what it means to gather. The line-up includes eight new artist commissions, two touring theatre shows, and the return of SMHAF’s International Film Awards and Writing Awards.
Mental health problems cost the Scottish economy at least GBP 8.8 billion a year. New research2 March 2022,
Mental Health Foundation calls for Scottish Government commitment to cost-effective prevention of poor mental health Cost to UK economy is at least £117.9 billion, around 5 per cent of GDP Mental health problems cost the Scottish economy at least £8.8 billion annually according to a new report...
Call for students in Scotland to share views on mental health support at college23 February 2022,
The Mental Health Foundation Scotland is calling on college students living in Scotland to share their experiences to help improve mental health and wellbeing support at colleges across the country. Thriving Learners is the largest ever study of student mental health in Scotland. It is hoped at...
Nearly three quarters of university students surveyed in Scotland have low wellbeing17 November 2021,
Mental Health Foundation publishes largest ever study of student mental health and wellbeing in Scotland and calls for sector-wide change to support offered at universities More than 15,000 university students in Scotland participated in the study
World Mental Health Day: Mental Health Foundation announces £2 million programme to support people worst hit by pandemic7 October 2021,
This World Mental Health Day (10 October 2021) the Mental Health Foundation is unveiling £500,000 investment for projects in Scotland as part of its £2 million UK-wide Covid Response Programme to support the mental health of people hardest hit by the pandemic, according to research. Programme...
New mental health research: Scottish adults with long-term conditions are more anxious about unlocking16 August 2021,
Scottish adults who are living with physical or mental health conditions are significantly more anxious about the easing of lockdown restrictions, according to new findings from an ongoing study of the pandemic by the Mental Health Foundation and its university partners. In a survey of 2,005 adults...
Post-pandemic mental health support for people living with long term conditions launching in Scotland11 June 2021,
The Mental Health Foundation and Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) today (11 June 2021) launch Living Well: Emotional Support Matters to offer tailored mental health support in the wake of COVID-19 to people living with long term conditions.
Nearly two thirds of adults in Scotland say: ‘Being close to nature improves my mood’10 May 2021,
Mental Health Foundation Scotland calls for Green Spaces Strategy at launch of Mental Health Awareness Week Nearly two thirds of adults in Scotland (65 per cent) said being close to nature improves their mood but one in ten (11 per cent) found it difficult to access nature when they wanted,...
Scottish Parliament Elections 2021 Mental Health Prevention in the Party Manifestos4 May 2021,
The Foundation developed fourteen recommendations for the Scottish Parliament Elections of 2021. This analysis presents the manifesto commitments that relate to our fourteen recommendations. Please see the Manifesto Comparison (PDF) For more information about the Foundation’s Holyrood 2021 campaign...