World Mental Health Day was first celebrated on October 10, 1992, and is celebrated annually on that day.

As we have done in previous years, Support in Mind Scotland is proudly hosting and supporting a number of events across the country to celebrate the occasion. We'll update this roundup throughout the day so you're up-to-date with the action!

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Comedy Night at the Rotunda, Glasgow

We celebrated the day by putting on a first-rate night of standup at the Rotunda in Glasgow. Headed by Support in Mind Scotland ambassador Gary Little, other comedians included resident compere Alan Anderson, George Zach (as seen on BBC One's The One Show), Our Gong Show Champion - Liam Farrelly, and Scottish Comedian of the Year Finalist - Ross Leslie. Profits were kindly donated to mental health charity Support in Mind Scotland. It was a great night, thanks to all who came along! 

Open Day for new Stewartry Centre

     

The Stewartry resource centre held their official Open Day of their new premises, where  members of the health board, medical professionals, other services and community members attended. Ex-footballer and mental health advocate Andy McLaren was there to cut the ribbon, and in total over 70 people came by. The day couldn't have went better!

Rural Forum

Our Rural Forum spoke at UK Research and Innovation's staff mental health event at Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, to help them get started address mental health and well-being in the workplace. They have a total of over 2,000 staff, so we're thrilled to be involved at this early stage.

Edinburgh

10 Members of the Creative Group are taking part in Out of Sight Out of Mind at Summerhall again this year as part of SMHAFF. The exhibition launch is on the 10th of October with a viewing for contributing artists, friends and family which we will be attending. The exhibition is then open to the public from the 11th to 3rd Nov, so be sure to try get along!

Lochaber

Are going out and about with their music group... to raise awareness of mental health through melody!

Stranraer

    

We held a mental health day celebration at the Millennium Centre, where we had a variety of activities, stalls and fun things to do available.

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The HI Connections Western Isles Team will be holding a stall at the Daliburgh Co-Op next week to give out information and raise money for a community talking bench.

World Mental Health Day is an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH)

We work to support people with their mental health every day, but we try to use WMHD to spread awareness even further.


Remember, you can call our info line for guidance on support in your area on 0131 662 4359.

And the Samaritans are anonymous, available 24/7 and there to listen if you're feeling overwhelmed on 116 113

You are not alone and it's okay not to be okay. If you need to, please reach out and speak about how you're feeling.