About Us

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 which we know touches many lives in our community.  We believe that by improving understanding of mental health and wellbeing that 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 approaching ten years we have undertaken a range of initiatives that have helped us to raise awareness and tackle stigma and we have often targeted younger generations in the knowledge that change does not happen overnight.  Projects, initiatives and events have ranged from our annual fun run to education projects such as our Roadshow, delivering training including safeTALK and running campaigns such as our men's mental health and real life stories as well as working in partnership with Choose Life to promote Suicide prevention awareness annually in September. You can find out more about our work here.

We have undertaken a range of surveys with our local community and we know that there is a lack of provision for support services within mental health locally, especially early intervention and self-help.  With that in mind our team are working hard to put in place a new support service locally.  One will be specifically targeted at young people and the other will be designed for adult services.  Both will work alongside existing services, e.g. NHS/SIC and 3rd sector provision, and will seek to enhance provision available locally.  If you would like to support this important development for our organisation please contact us to find out more.

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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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Voxur, a piece of equipment we used to survey young people at the Roadshow in 2012

Community Survey

In 2014 we again launched a community survey. This was developed to track any changes in thoughts and attitudes since 2011, gather ideas about how to tackle stigma around mental health and help shape the development of a new support service.

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Latest Posts

Getting Fit For Fun- No. 14

Graeme Howell's blog charting his epic struggle to walk 10k....... almost there!


Fun Run Count Down

Just under two months to go......... have you registered yet?


Getting Fit for Fun- No. 13

Graeme Howell's blog charting his epic struggle to walk 10k....... T-minus 8 weeks and counting


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