Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 is from 15-21 May. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems we can face.
Emma Roddick MSP “suicide rates in the Highlands, Orkney and the Western Isles are the highest in the country.”
“Male-dominated jobs such as farming, fishing and forestry, which are important sectors in the Highlands and Islands, also have some of the highest suicide rates”
Mental Health Training Orkney Event: Pioneering Collaboration Between Former Royal Marines & Farmers
The RSABI Mental Health First Aid Awareness Training takes place from 09.30-13.30 on Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th February at The Albert Hotel, Kirkwall. It is free to attend and lunch will be provided.
There are a range of support organisations which can help you if you need to talk to someone
A mental wellbeing app is being rolled out to young farmers in a pilot scheme to support young people in the Scottish agricultural industry.
“Every day that the UNCRC Bill is delayed is another day that children’s rights are not properly protected”
“One of the most serious failures of government is the number of children living in poverty” Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, Bruce Adamson
“ This exciting research underpins just how much the sight and sound of birdsong lifts the spirits.” Jo Gibbons
“The cost of living crisis is critical, immediate and severe and disproportionately impacting those that need support the most” Sarb Bajwa, Chief Executive of the BP
Orkney continues to have one of the poorest records for support delivered by Mental Health Officers in Scotland.
“Given the overlap between debt problems and mental health issues, there is also a need for money advice services to be better able to meet the needs of people with mental health conditions.”