Suicide First Aid Training

Just a link for anyone looking for information about Suicide First Aid Training as recommended by the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly today. Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is intended as ‘suicide first-aid’ training. ASIST aims to enable helpers (anyone in a position of trust) to become more willing, ready and able to recognise Read More …

A Safe Place? The Mental Health Friendly Church

A Safe Place? When: Saturday 16th October 2010, 10am – 4pm Where: The Atholl Centre, Pitlochry Tickets: £12.50 (£9 concession) – including lunch How can the church be a nurturing community for people with mental health problems? This day seminar is for anyone who wants to explore openly the issues facing those with mental health Read More …

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Now a regular on the arts scene, the 4th Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival has grown to become one of Scotland’s most valued cultural events with nearly 200 exciting and affordable events taking place across the country from 1-24 October to help challenge attitudes towards mental health through the arts. See what’s on Read More …

Shhh!!!

Mental Health – the last great taboo? Over the past couple of nights I have watched two amazing explorations of mental illness, Stephen Fry’s ‘The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive’ and the movie ‘A Beautiful Mind’.  Both were fascinating! Stephen Fry suffers from bi-polar disorder or manic depression as it is otherwise known as.  Read More …