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
The number of university students in Scotland seeking support for mental health issues has increased by two-thirds over five years, analysis shows.Continue reading Equality News Update: BBC News: Huge rise in students in Scotland seeking mental health support
Responding to the Budget announcement, the British Safety Council welcomed the Government’s commitment of £2bn annually to support NHS mental health services by 2023-24.Continue reading Equality News Update: FE News: British Safety Council calls for government support for workplace mental health
Tackling poverty and inequality will improve the mental health of Scottish society, according to a leading public health expert.Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Tackling poverty will boost mental health
A charity is to work with academics, charities and people with experience of mental ill health to find solutions to the youth mental health epidemicContinue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Major project to tackle mental ill health in young people
An independent inquiry into mental health services in Tayside could lead to improvements across Scotland.Continue reading Equality News Update: The Courier: Tayside inquiry into mental health could lead to improvements across Scotland
To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September, The Lions Barber Collective is encouraging men to open up about their problems while getting their hair cutContinue reading Equality News Update: GQ: This barbershop is helping men to talk about mental health
A leading children’s health charity is partnering with Scottish universities to ensure that future generations of teachers in Scotland have the skills and understanding to support children’s mental health. Continue reading Equality News Update: The Scotsman: Teacher training to include mental health
More must be done to help police deal with people who are mentally distressed but who do not need to be detained under the Mental Health Act, a report has found.Continue reading Equality News Update: The Scotsman: Police ‘need more support in dealing with distressed people’
Concerns over the 18 week mental health waiting list in Fife have been raised at an NHS board meeting.Continue reading Equality News Update: Fife Today: Fifers waiting ‘too long’ for mental health support