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

Live stream Game-A-Thon returns to Dumfries

Support in Mind Scotland is proud to be involved in annual Festival celebrating links between gaming and gaming culture and mental health and wellbeing Read more

Scottish Veterans Fund commits two years funding to Support in Mind Scotland

£18,000 additional funding from Scottish Government will allow SIMS' Stafford Centre-based project to support veterans until 2023 Read more

Colin Murchie: a tribute to former SiMS trustee

Popular Inverness-based member was a dedicated supporter of mental health organisations, including Support in Mind Scotland, for past decade Read more

New report highlights importance of early intervention for people with psychosis

Reports from Healthcare Improvement Scotland and SiMS highlight how EIP services can provide better and more effective care to people affected by psychosis, their carers and families Read more

100 Streets Challenge 2021 Launches TODAY!

Today we launch 2021's 100 Streets Challenge® – our main fundraising challenge created in 2016 which remains absolutely FREE to take part in. Read more

COVID-19 Vaccine - Unpaid carers are encouraged to register for their vaccine

People who provide vital face-to-face care and support for others who haven’t already been given an appointment are now being invited to self-register for the COVID-19 vaccine. Read more

Praise in Parliament for Support in Mind Scotland's Stewartry team

Emma Harper MSP tables a motion congratulating staff and service users from our Castle Douglas-based service on their enterprising work during Covid-19 pandemic Read more

Mental Health top of political agenda at Rural Forum Parliamentary election hustings

Online event hailed 'informative, inspiring, thought-provoking' after generating important conversation on mental health in rural Scotland Read more

Older People and Mental ill-health: Time to address some basic inequalities

Moving blog by Donald Macaskill highlights the challenges and gaps in mental health support facing people over the age of 65 who are living with mental illness Read more

Scottish Parliament Election Manifesto 2021 - Promote, Prevent, Provide

We are proud to support the new Manifesto launched by Scotland's Mental Health Partnership, representing SiMS and 16 other organisations from across the mental health sector. Read more

Run for SiMS at the virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon

Support in Mind Scotland runners in line to join world's first 100,000-person marathon on 3 October, 2021 Read more

Pandemic affects mental health of 93% living in marginalised rural communities

Marginalised Rural Comminities Report, commissioned by Support in Mind Scotland and the National Rural Mental Health Forum, focuses specifically on LGBT+ people, young carers and refugees and asylum seekers. Read more