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Mind Your Head is a charity in the Shetland Islands, formed to promote mental health positively.

We want Shetland to be a place where:

  • 1Mental health is supported positively within the community
  • 2Information and knowledge of support services is easily accessible
  • 3People do not feel isolated because of mental illness
  • 4Negative attitudes are replaced with understanding and acceptance

Latest News

2015 Fun Run

The 10th Anniversary Fun Run and Walk took place yesterday in Cunningsburgh. The sunny day brought out participants from across Shetland.

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Places available on ASIST

Due to a high number of late cancellations, there are places available on the ASIST course which is running tomorrow (18th June) and Friday at Islesburgh - start time is 0930 and finishes at 5pm on both days.

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Anouska Civico's first day of training achievement

10th Anniversary Fun Run training starts

Anouska Civico, who is helping develop Mind Your Head's proposed support service, has started training for the 10th Anniversary Fun Run & Walk.

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Focus of the Month

Self harm

In August our focus of the month is Self harm. Self Harm, or self injury as it is sometimes known, is a behaviour in which somebody deliberately sets out to hurt or injure themselves as a way of coping with intensely distressing feelings.

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