Support in Mind Scotland was initially part of the UK charity National Schizophrenia Fellowship, set up in 1972 following a 1970 article written by John Pringle in The Times about the dilemmas faced by carers and families of people diagnosed with schizophrenia.

In 1984 we became an independent Scottish Charity, National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland), and this is still our registered company name. However, in 2010 we changed our operating name to Support in Mind Scotland following representations from our members who felt that we supported people who experienced many conditions, of which schizophrenia was only one.

However, we are still known for our particular expertise in understanding schizophrenia and psychosis and the impact that this has on families and we still actively campaign to challenge the stigma experienced specifically by people living with schizophrenia.