Mental health and wellbeing

Mental wellbeing is a combination of feeling good and functioning well psychologically. Mental illness is the third biggest cause of ill-health and early death in Scotland. People living in poverty are more likely to live with mental illness.

We want to see Scotland’s indicator of mental wellbeing increase.

Influencing the economic, social and emotional factors that create good relationships and mental wellbeing, and eliminate discrimination and stigma is essential.

Improving access to services and outcomes for people is needed, particularly focussing on making improvements for the most deprived communities

Scotland's mental health first aid: young people

Scotland's Mental Health First Aid: Young People is a new blended learning version of the highly popular Scotland's Mental Health First Aid course. Details of all upcoming courses can be found on http://youngpeople.smhfa.com/ where you can book a place directly with the instructor running it.