New mentoring scheme for refugees launched in Scotland8 August 2018,
A new mentoring project for refugees, which was recently launched in Scotland, is calling for volunteer mentors to get involved. Sawti which means ‘My Voice’ in Arabic, is a three-stage project which aims to engage refugees in wellbeing activities, develop the skills of refugee individuals to...
New resource offers help for people with mental health issues to move forward8 August 2018,
A new resource to help people experiencing mental health issues to be make decisions about the support they want and need to achieve their goals has been published by the Mental Health Foundation Scotland. ‘It’s My Life,’ which has been produced in partnership with Ayr Action for Mental Health and...
A GALA FOR MENTAL HEALTH RETURNS TO EDINBURGH FRINGE3 August 2018,
Felicity Ward , Tony Slattery , Yana Alana , Adele Anderson of Fascinating Aida , Laura Lexx and Matt Price are to team up at the Edinburgh Fringe to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation . A Gala for Mental Health , now in its fourth year at the Pleasance Dome, has already raised thousands...
Mental Health Fringe Award returns to Edinburgh for second year18 July 2018,
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. An award for the Edinburgh Fringe show that most compellingly explores the subject of mental health is to return for its second year. The Mental Health Fringe Award 2018 will be presented by the Mental Health Foundation, in partnership...
Our response to new Scotland suicide statistics27 June 2018,
Our response to new statistics on suicide in Scotland, which show a slight reduction in deaths by suicide in Scotland in 2017.
Our response to the appointment of new Scottish Minister for Mental Health27 June 2018,
Lee Knifton responds to the appointment of Clare Haughey MSP as Scottish Minister for Mental Health.
Our response to Scottish government's suicide prevention funding announcement13 June 2018,
A significant step in the right direction for suicide prevention in Scotland but we await a number of crucial commitments.
Stressed Scotland: 74% of Scotland 'overwhelmed or unable to cope' in past year14 May 2018,
74% of Scottish adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. 80% of women said this compared to 68 percent of men. 83% of 18-24 year-olds said this compared to 66 percent aged 55 and over. 35% of adults said they had experienced suicidal...
Foundation responds to Scottish government loneliness consultation4 May 2018,
Research conducted by the Mental Health Foundation has shown that loneliness is one of the leading public health challenges of our time - it can be as damaging to health as smoking 15 cigarettes per day. Loneliness can contribute to a wide range of mental health issues such as stress, anxiety,...
Mental Health Foundation calls for new national body to drive suicide prevention in Scotland3 May 2018,
Existing structures are no longer fit for purpose. The lack of support for bereaved families is an injustice