Mental Health Tips for Term Returning

Going to University or College is a big change which can entail a lot of mixed emotions. It also has challenges which may affect your mental well-being. That’s why we’ve put together these five tips for freshers to help you maintain a positive mental well-being! Read more

4 Helpful Workouts to Boost Your Mood - Guest Blog

One benefit of exercising is that it is a great mood booster. Exercise relaxes your mind; thus, it's crucial for your mental health. Therefore, you should try to identify a physical activity that will help you achieve this amongst many other benefits. Read more

World Suicide Prevention Day 2021 - 10 Sept

By raising awareness, reducing the stigma around suicide and encouraging well-informed action, we can reduce instances of suicide around the world. Read more

National Care Service: share your views

In the wake of the Independent Review of Adult Social Care published in February, the Scottish Government are progressing with plans to develop a National Care Service, aiming to change the way social care is delivered in Scotland. Contribute by answering our survey. Read more

Lord Provost of Edinburgh Attends Grand Opening of New Counselling Pod

There was great excitement at The Stafford Centre on Friday 27th August as the Edinburgh service’s 'Peace in a Pod' was officially opened by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Cllr Frank Ross. Read more

Dumfries service launches virtual art exhibition

Our Life Skills group normally have an annual exhibition to showcase their work from the year. This year, we've taken it online, with SiMS' first virtual gallery! Read more

Let’s face it: after the past 18 months we all need a laugh! - Gary Little talks the return of comedy

Comedian & SiMS Ambassador Gary Little talks the return of the Fringe, his mental health & hints at his potential retirement. Read more

Support for Armed Forces veterans - Vital projects benefit from £200,000 fund

A range of projects that support Armed Forces veterans across the country have been given financial support from this year’s Scottish Veterans Fund. Support in Mind Scotland are pleased to announce we are the recipients of £9,123.11 funding towards our service. Read more

Pilot Suicide Bereavement Support Service launched in Scotland

Scotland’s National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG) have launched a pilot service for support families bereaved by suicide, with Penumbra and Support in Mind Scotland working in partnership to deliver the services across two health board areas, NHS Ayrshire & Arran and NHS Highland. Read more

The #NoWrongPath Pod! - Exam Results & Mental Health

Caroline from our Support in Mind Scotland student volunteer project interviews Struan about his experiences since leaving school, navigating higher education, and what career path he has followed, in hopes that we will help young people realise there is #NoWrongPath! Read more

My Experience of Caring for Someone with Schizophrenia

Lee cares for her son who lives with schizophrenia. She is keen to share her powerful personal story to illustrate the reality of caring for someone with serious mental illness and to increase awareness of the condition, which affects 1 in 100 of adults in their lifetime. Read more

Men's Health Week: The Can Do Challenge

This #MensHealthWeek, The Men's Health Forum are asking everyone to take part in the CAN DO Challenge. It's a great way to boost your mental wellbeing and show your support for men's mental health. Read more

Call for Views: Least Restrictive Practices – restraint in Mental Health Services

Have you experienced restraint or seclusion as a mental health inpatient?  Do you care for someone who has? If so we would like your help. Read more

Peace In A Pod taking shape at the Stafford Centre

City-wide fundraising effort leads to construction of new quiet outside space for counselling sessions at Support in Mind Scotland's popular Edinburgh Service Read more

SiMS for Students Project - What are the benefits of volunteering?

For National Volunteers Week 'Support in Mind Scotland for Students' volunteers met for a chat about why volunteering is a positive experience for students. Here are some of their thoughts! Read more

Maria Lyle: I am enjoying life and feeling ready to cope with whatever lies ahead this summer.

Support in Mind Scotland Ambassador and world champion Para Athletics sprinter Maria Lyle writes about her experiences and thoughts on mental health and wellbeing in her latest blog. Read more