“there is a difference between being isolated and feeling lonely. People who feel lonely have a different experience and studies show this can have significant detrimental effects on long-term mental health.”
David Stewart MSP: “How acts of kindness can help people’s mental wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is putting the focus on kindness as a means of helping people through the pandemic and building a better society as we emerge from it.”
All donations will go to Orkney Blide Trust , for Mental Health Awareness Week
Looking after your physical health can reduce your risk of developing heart disease as well as impacting positively on your mental health.
“Avoid hearing too much bad news and think about your own personal exit strategy when negative thoughts start to populate your mind.”
A digital hub has been established to support workers in Health and Social Care and Carers with their physical and mental health.
“We are delighted to be supporting the Scottish Government with this important new third sector fund for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health charities.”
The expansion of the Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) programme to help people in distress, and the launch of a new mental health marketing campaign.
“I hope everyone will feel reassurance from hearing the message, share it with others and… Keep Talking.”
“What’s happening in the world, in Britain, in our lives, gathered into a wave, which nearly caught me and took me, spiralling down into the whirlpool of “What’s the point?””