Social prescribing will see medical services linked to support groups to help patients who are suffering from social isolation.Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: New model of support for those with anxiety or loneliness
Four new reports published today by the Mental Welfare Commission of visits to units for people with learning disabilities found unacceptable levels of delayed discharge, with some patients waiting years to leave hospital.Continue reading Equality News Update: Care Appointments: Unacceptable levels of delayed discharge for learning disability patients in Scotland
Mental health issues, bullying and social media are among the factors leading to a rise in calls to Childline about loneliness. Continue reading Equality News Update: Kingdom FM: Increase in children calling Childline for support with loneliness
In 2016, the Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) chose young people’s mental health as its campaign of the year, culminating in a report, ‘Our generation’s epidemic’, setting out its calls for change.Continue reading Equality News Update: Holyrood: ‘To see concrete change would be momentous’: what young people want from mental health services in Scotland
Research has highlighted the importance of providing mental health support for those who may feel isolatedContinue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Safe spaces needed for those in rural areas
Health and social care providers, schools and employers must take action to end mental health discrimination, says See Me.Continue reading Equality News Update: Third Force News: Most Scots have witnessed mental health discrimination
Mental health patients are being let down by pressures on the NHS, according to a Fife MSP.Continue reading Equality News Update: Fife mental health patients ‘let down’ by NHS pressures
The number of NHS child and adolescent psychiatrists has fallen by 6.3% over the past four years, their professional body has warned.Continue reading Equality News Update: Warning over shortage of child psychiatrists
A nationwide training programme which aims to reduce the amount of suicides in Scotland is set to be created.Continue reading Equality News Update: Families affected by suicide to help prevent it
Jean determined to speak up about mental health and help others on the road to recovery and a fulfilling life.Continue reading Equality News Update: Lanarkshire grandmother who recovered from clinical depression shares experience in bid to help others
Communities are best placed to tackle the problem of loneliness, said Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman, as she unveiled Scottish Government plans to deal with isolation.Continue reading Equality News Update: Communities key to tackling loneliness and isolation, social security minister says
FCE were approached by West Fife Enterprise to help them develop an accessible Jam shed. The aim of the shed is to provide an accessible space where people from all walks of life can come together in a relaxed informal setting to play, learn or teach a variety of musical instruments. The Jam shed isContinue reading Case Study – The Jam Shed
Michael is 17 years old and a volunteer at the Community Cafe, he has lived in Valleyfield for 7 years. At the cafe he is able to learn new skills that can help him in work situations and meet new people from within the community.
Jennifer is a 35-year-old woman that lives with anxiety and depression. She finds it difficult to meet new people and lacks confidence, especially in social situations. As a consequence, Jennifer is unemployed and feels isolated.
An army veteran diagnosed with a psychiatric disability after serving at the height of the “Troubles” in Northern Ireland has had her life transformed for the better by a Shetland-bred assistance dog.Continue reading Equality News Update: Trained collie Ben is a life-changer for army veteran