Mind Your Head
Mind Your Head are a Shetland based charity who promote mental health postively throughout Shetland.
We undertake a range or projects that are all designed to raise awareness and improve understanding of an illness that we know touches many lives in our community. We believe that by improving understanding of mental health and wellbeing, we can not only tackle stigma and discrimination but also encourage people to be more accepting and willing to ask for help when they need it.
For over ten years we have undertaken a range of initiatives that have helped us to raise awareness and tackle stigma. We have deliberately targeted younger generations in the knowledge that change does not happen overnight. Projects, initiatives and events have included annual fun run, education projects such as our Roadshow, delivering training and running campaigns such as our men's mental health and real life stories. We also work in partnership with Choose Life to promote Suicide prevention awareness annually in September. You can find out more about our work here.
Mind Your Head was created in 2005 following personal experiences of its founding members. The first money was received following the funeral of a family member who died by suicide in 2004 following many years suffering from mental health problems.Find out more
Our Management Committee members are appointed (or reappointed) at our annual general meeting. Management Committee meetings are held on a 6-weekly cycle.Find out more
This year Mind Your Head, in collaboration with local businesses, is launching its very own community advent calendar in celebration of Christmas and the joy of giving.Read
2016 / 2017 has been a landmark year for us in launching the much needed Wellness and Wellness Together Programmes.Read