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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

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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A busy few months ahead

Mind Your Head has a busy few months ahead planned.

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Focus of the Month


The first week of June was Dementia Awareness Week - Alzheimer Scotland and several other health and care organisations host information and awareness-raising events across the country. This month we will be sharing information about the three most common kinds of dementia - which are Alzheimer’s disease, followed by vascular dementia, and then Lewy-body dementia. We will also be highlighting Carers Week, which runs from the 8th to the 14th of June.

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