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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

A busy few months ahead

Mind Your Head has a busy few months ahead planned.

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Start training for the 10th Anniversay Fun Run & Walk

Our 10th Anniversay Fun Run & Walk will take place on Sunday 23rd August in Cunningsburgh.

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More questions than answers

Shetland Bereavement Support Service (SBSS) is delivering More questions than answers (MQTA) training in May. This training is delivered by SBSS and was developed by Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland, NHS Scotland and Choose Life. It is aimed at anyone supporting people who have been bereaved by suicide.

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Focus of the Month


This month our focus is on Bipolar. Bipolar disorder used to be known as ‘manic depression’; it is a serious mental illness and involves significant extremes of mood, swinging from extreme highs during ‘mania’ to extreme lows during the depression stage. Find out more.

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