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

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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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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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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