mental health




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

Anouska helps us develop adult support services

The first stage of developing our adult service took an important step forward in January 2015 when we contracted Anouska Civico to help us design our new service.

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Let's Make Change - Let's Start Locally

A local group of volunteers have organised a sale in the Clickimin this Saturday (22nd November) to raise funds for Mind Your Head and the Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Gemma Graham's fundraising efforts

Gemma Graham from Sandwick scaled Mount Kilimanjaro this summer and has raised more than £5,000 for Arthritis Research UK and Mind Your Head. The 24 year old initially set a target of raising £4,000 but has now reached £5,236 for two “fantastic” causes.

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Focus of the Month


January can be a dark month when we recover from Christmas excess and perhaps feel down at the prospect of what's to come. This month we are focusing on depression and highlighting the importance of knowing when what you are feeling is more than just feeling sad or having a low mood.

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