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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.

 

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Background

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.

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Who We Are

Our Management Committee members are appointed (or reappointed) at our annual general meeting. Management Committee meetings are held on a 6-weekly cycle.

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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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Latest Posts

2017 AGM and Accounts

2016 / 2017 has been a landmark year for us in launching the much needed Wellness and Wellness Together Programmes.

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Country, Folk & Gospel CD- Susan & Alan Jamieson

'The Project' is a CD that Alan & Susan have recorded, with all proceeds generously being donated to Mind Your Head.

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Wellness Café launches in Lerwick

Mind your Head and Voluntary Action Shetland (VAS) are working together to support a Wellness Café. They are being supported in this venture by Amanda Tait from Coffee and Keetchin who is offering her premises as a venue for the café.

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