Charity wants men to open up more to counter suicides in Scotland Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Stigma still haunts men struggling with mental health
The effect of social media on children’s mental health should be investigated, the Scottish Government has been told.Continue reading Equality News Update: ITV News: Investigate impact of social media on children’s mental health, say MSPs
Women experiencing mental health problems while pregnant, or as a new mother, should be able to access better treatment after the Scottish Government announced a £50 million cash boost for services.Continue reading Equality News Update: The Scotsman: Pregnant Scottish women get funds boost for mental health issues
More than a quarter of youngsters in need of specialist mental health care were not seen within the Scottish Government’s target time – with more than 100 waiting over a year for an appointment.Continue reading Equality News Update: Aberdeen Evening Express: Mental health treatment target missed for more than 5,000 youngsters
More than 100 mental health staff have been hired across Scotland’s public sector since the start of the year.Continue reading Equality News Update: Aberdeen Evening Express: More than 100 mental health staff recruited so far this year
A leading psychiatrist has been appointed to oversee an independent review of the mental health support services available to young people behind bars.Continue reading Equality News Update: The Scotsman: Psychiatrist appointed to review mental health support for young prisoners
A new project which aims to support people living with dementia, depression and loneliness by helping them relive memories of watching or playing sport is being launched in Fife.Continue reading Equality News Update: The Courier: New Fife club will use sporting memories to tackle dementia, depression and loneliness
2018 was the Year of Young People and FCE committed to providing a platform for young people’s voices, ideas and experiences about equality to be heard. We were awarded £800 from BEMIS for the conference to invite young people to tell us what matters the most and explain what they would like to do toContinue reading FCE YOYP Equality Conference: a first step in finding #YourSpace
Fathers Network Scotland is set to lead a new pilot project which aims to tackle postnatal depression among menContinue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: New dads to be given mental health support
Young lesbian, gay and bisexual people start becoming depressed and self-harming from the age of 10 because they feel different from their heterosexual peers, research has found.Continue reading Equality News Update: The Guardian: Study finds high levels of depression among LGB teenagers
A leading mental health charity has warned an increasing number of young people are reaching crisis, amid a sharp rise in the rate of antidepressants being prescribed to Tayside’s teenagers.Continue reading Equality News Update: The Courier: Rising teen antidepressant use in Tayside as mental health charity warns more young people reaching crisis
Following on from the #YOYP Equality Collective Planning Meeting, we are holding an information and consultation event for young people to work together and shape a space for ALL young people to be themselves.
Our #YOYP Equality Collective meeting took place last Friday at the Scottish Parliament. Thanks to Ewan from the Scottish Parliament Outreach Team, the planning group was lucky to have a quick visit of Holyrood in the quiet after hours before settling in the committee room to plan the next Equality Collective event.
We were really impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of participants of our #YOYP Equality Conference on Thursday 8 November 2018. Introducing FCE We started off dropping our labels by being Human Pizzas (click here to find out more) and then we got stuck in more serious discussions around equality and privilege. Pizza game Young peopleContinue reading FCE #YOYP Equality Conference – a quick Blog
MORE than one-third of stressed-out Scottish men have had suicidal thoughts, according to a new study.Continue reading Equality News Update: The National: One-third of Scottish men have suicidal thoughts due to stress, study shows