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


Mind Your Head held their annual general meeting last week and were delighted to welcome new members to the board.

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'In Memory of Vaila' at Fun Run

‘In Memory of Vaila’ raises funds for support service

A group of friends have raised funds in memory of their friend Vaila Tait. The funds raised have been donated to Mind Your Head to help fund a support service for mental health in Shetland.

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The pickup, which has been kindly provided by Jims Garage Toyota, pictured at St Ninians Isle, where the team stopped for a lunch break on Monday

2014 Let’s Talk Roadshow underway

On Sunday afternoon at 2pm local charity Mind Your Head, in partnership with Choose Life, launched ‘Let’s Talk about suicide prevention’ as part of national suicide prevention awareness week.

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Focus of the Month

Seasonal Affective Disorder

The dark nights are drawing in and October is the month when the clocks go back and winter creeps up on us. For many the dark winter nights can mean months of feeling really quite unwell. Find out more about Seasonal Affective Disorder, our 2nd focus of the month.

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