Mental Health

Mental Health Provision

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samhSAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) has been appointed to provide a brand new service in Aberdeenshire.

The new pathways to recovery service called MyLifeDynamic, will launch in January 2017 and is designed to support people living with mental health problems towards recovery and engagement in the wider community and working world.

SAMH has a long history of delivering services in Aberdeenshire and the surrounding areas; from work in suicide prevention to housing support and outreach.

Over the next few weeks SAMH will be running a series of community engagement events to promote the new service and in particular invite people using current services to find out more about the service and referral routes.  Events will run in Stonehaven, Peterhead, Banff, Inverurie and Ellon.

South event – Stonehaven, Community Centre, Friday 25th November, 1pm -2pm

The service which was commissioned by Aberdeenshire Council will focus on integration and recovery.  The service team will support people to engage with existing community facilities and services to promote a sense of purpose and social inclusion.  Delivery will be across Aberdeenshire including support for people living in rural areas.

Scottish Mental Health First Aid: Young People

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Aberdeen Health Village, Frederick Street,

Aberdeen AB24 5HY

Tuesday 27th Sept 2016 or Monday 28th Nov 2016

 

The course was developed as a mental health equivalent of physical first aid for those working, supporting or parenting 11 – 17 year olds.  SMHFA/YP is an evidence learning course for adults to provide initial support; in a crisis and non-crisis situation.

We are running 2 courses in Aberdeen to meet the demand.

This course does not train you to become a counsellor or mental health professional.  It is designed to teach you to better understand mental health and how it affects young people, as well as learn mental first aid skills such as:-

  • How to recognise the signs of mental health problems or distress
  • How to ask about mental distress
  • How to provide initial support
  • How to guide a young person towards appropriate professional help

The course also aims to show how mental health first aid can be applied in a crisis situation involving a range of common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm, suicide and substance misuse.

This 14-hour training course is designed to increase understanding of mental health and how it affects young people. The course requires several hours of personal CPD both before and after the training day in order to complete the course requirements. The personal learning part of the course is done through the e-learning zone on the SMHFA –YP website.

The Cost is £75 per participant for the 14 hours CPD (including 1 day training).  To book a place on either course please email training@thespark.org.uk or contact Emma Cameron on 07760257038 or at e.cameron@thespark.org.uk stating which course date you are interested in. Spark

Missing Piece?

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The mental health foundation have developed a great animation for mental health awareness week which is happening this week. Click on the link;

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/podcasts-and-videos/relationships-missing-piece-wellbeing-puzzle

National Mental Health Awareness Week

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In support of

National Mental Health Awareness Week

16th – 22nd May 2016

Healthy and supportive relationships promote mental wellbeing and reduce the risk of mental ill-health. This is a celebration of the connections, the relationships and the people in our lives that add to our wellbeing and protect and sustain our mental health. From family and friends, to colleagues, neighbours and communities; taking notice of those connections that make us feel good, give us a sense of belonging and help us feel safe and supported.

What’s happening in Kincardine & Mearns?

Monday 16th May – Health Walk –leaving from Pillar Kincardine Office 42-46 Barclay St Stonehaven at 10.30 or by arrangement.

Booking essential – please call 01569767222 or email info@pillarkincardine.co.uk

Tuesday 17th May – Pillar Presents – Stonehaven South Church from 12noon to 2pm

For an invitation or to book a place call 01569767222 or email info@pillarkincardine.co.uk

Wednesday 18th May – Portlethen Health Walk. Meet at 10am in the Jubilee Hall, Cookston Road, Portlethen

Monday 16th to Friday 20th May – Behind the Mask display in Stonehaven Library Window

For a full copy of the South Aberdeenshire programme contact info@pillarkincardine.co.uk

Scottish Mental Health First Aid: Young People

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Scottish Mental Health First Aid: Young People

Tesco Community Room – Inverurie

Tuesday 24th May 2016

The Spark now has a trainer able to deliver the above course in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.  If you require an in-house course or would like to take part in an open course please get in touch with Emma Cameron at The Spark on e.cameron@thespark.org.uk or 07760257038 for more information. We have an open course on Tuesday 24th May 2016 in Inverurie.

For those working/support or volunteering with 11 – 17 year olds, this is an evidence learning course for adults to provide initial support; in a crisis and non-crisis situation.

This course does not train you to become a counsellor or mental health professional.  It is designed to teach you to better understand mental health and how it affects young people, as well as learn mental first aid skills such as:-

  • How to recognise the signs of mental health problems or distress
  • How to ask about mental distress
  • How to provide initial support
  • How to guide a young person towards appropriate professional help

The course also aims to show how mental health first aid can be applied in a crisis situation involving a range of common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm, suicide and substance misuse.

This 14-hour training course is designed to increase understanding of

mental health and how it affects young people. The course requires several hours of personal CPD both before and after the training day in order to complete the course requirements. The personal learning part of the course is done through the e-learning zone on the SMHFA –YP website.

The Cost is £75 per participant for the 14 hours CPD (including 1 day training).

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Mental Health – Voluntary Health Scotland want your input

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Many voluntary health organisations support people’s mental as well as physical wellbeing, whether
you consider yourselves to be a mental health charity or not. You do this by supporting people
through stressful life challenges, by reducing social isolation and loneliness, and by fostering
resilience and creating the conditions for good mental health.
VHS are always keen to hear from members on what they think we should be focusing on in this
area – what are the key issues for you right now? What needs to be addressed in the Scottish
Government’s next Mental Health Strategy? What are they key contributions the third sector
is making to the mental health agenda? Where are the biggest gaps?
Get in touch with Catherine Ronald or call 0131 474 6187 with your input.

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