We want Shetland to be a place where mental health is supported positively in the community. Our aims are:

    • To deliver mental health support services across Shetland
    • To research and respond to mental health and associated needs within the community
    • To work in partnership with existing organisations to further the aims of the charity
    • To raise mental health and wellbeing awareness in Shetland

    support services

    Wellness Programme

    A Shetland-wide, open access, free and confidential low level support service, working alongside individuals over the age of 18 to improve their mental wellbeing and to improve their day-to-day functioning.

    Wellness Together Programme

    A Shetland-wide, free and confidential support service for people who are supporting, caring for, or living with someone who is struggling in terms of their mental health.

    Well Youth

    Supporting young people in Shetland to look after their mental health and wellbeing

    Wellbeing 1000

    A Shetland-wide, nurturing and compassionate, low-level Wellbeing Support service for families with infants up to the age of 2.5 years

    Self-Directed Support (SDS)

    Self-directed support is about having choice, control, and flexibility over the support you receive.

    upcoming events

    28 Sep 2024, 5:00pm - 8:00pmSumburgh Aiport

    one pound a head

    Hello, thank you for following our charity and the work we do. Its going to come as no surprise that charities, including Mind Your Head, are struggling right now in terms of donations.

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    Donations are used to help fund our services to enable us to continue the vital work we do in Shetland. We are very grateful for your support


    Self-harm, or self-injury as it is sometimes referred to, is a behaviour in which somebody hurts or injures themselves as a way of coping with intensely distressing feelings. People self-harm for lots of reasons, which will be unique and individual for each person.

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    i'm a young person

    If you are a young person and are worried about your own mental health or the mental health of someone you know, the best option would be to ask for help.

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    i'm supporting someone through a difficult time

    At Mind Your Head, our is job not only to look after those who may be struggling with their mental health, but also to make sure that those who are supporting them are getting the help and care that they need.

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    low mood & depression

    We all experience periods of low mood in our lifetime and feel miserable or sad about life. For some people these bouts of low mood can be short-lived and manageable, but for others these periods can become prolonged and can interfere with their day-to-day functioning.

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    anxiety & panic attacks

    Anxiety … The word anxiety is used to describe feelings of worry and fear. When we are worried or nervous about something, we experience both physical and emotional feelings. Examples of these could be:

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    get involved

    We can only do what we do because of the invaluable time that people give to help us with our work in the community. Find out more about about how you can get involved.

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