Luminate Creative Ageing

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Luminate is a festival celebrating creative lives as we age. Launched in 2012, Luminate is supported by Creative Scotland, the Baring Foundation and Age Scotland. The 6th annual festival will take place from the 1st – 31st October 2017. There will be a wide range of creative events and ...

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival Programme

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The new programme for the 11th annual Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival is out now! There will be over 300 events and exhibitions taking place across Scotland throughout October. You can view the programme online
Outdoor Programme for Young People

Outdoor Programme for Young People

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Do you know about Venture Scotland? This is an outdoors based personal development project for young people aged 16-30, who are finding life difficult to cope with for any reason at all. Venture Scotland work with any young people who are ready to change but need help to move on from things ...

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017

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The Scottish Mental Health arts festival (SMHAF) takes place every year in October. Now in its 11th year, the festival will launch on World Mental Health Day, Tuesday October 10. This year the festival will be exploring the theme of Reclaim. There will be activities including film, theatre, ...

First Mental Health Fringe Awards at Edinburgh Fes

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A new award recognising the show that most successfully explores the subject of mental health was launched for the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, by the Mental Health Foundation. The first ever winner of this award has now been announced, from over 50 shows entered. Mental, by Kane Power Theatre, ...
Self-Harm App

Self-Harm App

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Students in Oxford have recently been funded to develop a new app specifically designed to help people who self-harm. It is called Self-Heal and is free to download. It can be used anonymously and independently, to enable people to take recovery into their own hands. The app provides crisis ...
Outdoor Events with ELGT

Outdoor Events with ELGT

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ELGT is Edinburgh and Lothian Greenspace trust. Part of their work involves holding events and activities in parks and greenspaces across Edinburgh and the Lothians. There are events and activities for everyone, such as guided walks, children’s activities, volunteer tasks and much ...
SAMH Survey

SAMH Survey

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SAMH are carrying out a survey as part of their research for their submission to the Health and Sport Committee’s consultation on NHS Clinical Governance. The Committee wants to hear about people’s experiences of using health services in Scotland particularly the quality of care ...

NHS Research Scotland Mental Health Network

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Mental health research is important for improving NHS services and treatments. The NHS Research Scotland Mental Health Network (NRSMHN) aims to increase the amount of high quality mental health studies and the number of people taking part in those studies across Scotland. The Network support ...
Brothers in Arms – New Campaign for Men

Brothers in Arms – New Campaign for Men

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Brothers in Arms is a new campaign, launched earlier in June this year. It offers support to men in Scotland, of any age, who are down or in crisis and empower them to ask for help when they need it, without feeling a failure if they do. Supported by See Me Scotland and The East ...
Rights in Mind – New Guide to Patients’ Rights

Rights in Mind – New Guide to Patients’

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The Mental Welfare Commission has launched a new guide, aimed at ensuring mental health patients have their human rights respected at key points in their treatment. The guide is called Rights in Mind and is a practical document that lists people’s rights when they are first admitted to ...
New SDS Legal Support Project

New SDS Legal Support Project

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MECOPP have a new project, called “the 3 R’s Project”, which stands for Rights, Respect & Responsibilities. It will assist people with social care support needs to realise new rights and entitlements conferred on them by the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013. The ...