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

Happiness is weird

Debbie Wynn is a volunteer with Mind Your Head. Debbie has recently launched her own personal blog which documents her recovery from depression.

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World Mental Health Awareness Day

This year's World Mental Health Day - which takes place on 10 October - shines a light on schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a diagnosis given to some people who have severely disrupted beliefs and experiences.

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One man show performing in Shetland

A powerful multimedia one man play integrating stand-up comedy, dramatic storytelling and physical theatre with giant, immersive animation and music will be performing in Shetland as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival.

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Focus of the Month

Money stress

As Christmas approaches and the cold nights lead to us all turning up our heating many may increasingly feel stressed about their finances. This month our focus is on money and how that can make us feel really stressed. We provide some tips and links to support sources for you if you are experiencing stress due to money worries.

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