The Inner Level with Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson15 October 2018,
We are delighted to host Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson, at two special events in Glasgow and Edinburgh , to present and discuss their new book The Inner Level . Health and social inequalities are one of the most challenging social problems in contemporary societies. In The Spirit Level Richard...
1 in 10 children have no one to talk to in school when they are worried or sad10 October 2018,
Our new survey provides further evidence of the crisis in children's mental health.
A quarter of Scottish parents say academic pressure is causing their children to feel stressed10 October 2018,
New statistics on children's mental health as we launch our campaign, calling on ministers to put mental health at the heart of the school curriculum or face a growing crisis.
Kirkintilloch pupils help to launch new ‘Make it Count’ campaign to tackle mental health crisis in schools10 October 2018,
Pupils, teachers and parents from Kirkintilloch High School in East Dunbartonshire helped launch the new ‘#Make it Count’ campaign from the Mental Health Foundation Scotland today (Wednesday 10 October). Launching on World Mental Health Day, the new campaign calls for the Scottish Government to...
Our statement on the appointment of a minister for suicide prevention10 October 2018,
Mark Rowland, our Chief Executive, commenting on Prime Minister Theresa May’s appointment of a minister for suicide prevention.
Mental Health Foundation appoints new Chief Executive9 October 2018,
The Mental Health Foundation has appointed Mark Rowland as our new Chief Executive with immediate effect.
Foundation responds to Audit Scotland report on youth mental health services13 September 2018,
Responding to Audit Scotland’s report on children and young people’s mental health services, Toni Giugliano, Policy Manager at the Mental Health Foundation Scotland said: “It’s clear that the current system is failing to meet the needs of too many children and young people. We need to recognise...
New report shows that people with learning disabilities are at high risk of targeting for hate crime yet remain “invisible” in Government crime statistics12 September 2018,
Wednesday 12 th September 2018 People with learning disabilities are “invisible” in Government crime statistics even though there is widespread evidence of people being targeted in hate crime attacks according to a report published today. The report – entitled A Life Without Fear? - argues that...
Statement in reponse to Scottish Programme for Government announcement on mental health4 September 2018,
Isabella Goldie, Director of Delivery and Development at the Mental Health Foundation said: “Recent research shows that mental health problems, and a range of signs of distress including self-harm, are on the increase for young people, especially girls. It therefore particularly disappointing to...
Comedy Gala for Mental Health raises vital funds to support our work in Scotland27 August 2018,
A huge thanks to everyone who joined us in Edinburgh recently for a fantastic evening at our annual ‘Comedy Gala for Mental Health,’ as part of the annual Fringe. Over 150 people came along for a fantastic evening full of laughter, while helping to raise vital funds to support our work in the arts...