Equality News Update: Herald Scotland: Coronavirus Scotland: Demand for young people counselling services increases

Increase in demand for Inverness-based Scottish Counselling Services has increased by 250%, with young people looking for support with the impact of lockdown on their mental health and anxieties about the future. “We were concerned that all of a sudden we had been seeing a steady number of adults and young people being referred to … Continue reading Equality News Update: Herald Scotland: Coronavirus Scotland: Demand for young people counselling services increases

Equality News Update: The Scotsman: Mark O’Donnell: Vision to help those with sight loss face mental health challenges

Talking about our mental health is something that many of us still find difficult to do – for too long our society did not encourage us to open up about our feelings and our emotional wellbeing. The results of this were too many people blighted by stigma around mental health, tragically high rates of suicide and a lack of support.