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Feel Good Bag

Information on Mind Your Head's newest self-care project.

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Mind Your Head AGM

The Annual General meeting was held this Monday. .

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London Marathon runner donates to Mind Your Head

London Marathon runner donates to Mind Your Head

Mind Your Head received a cheque for £2,310.68 today from local guy Marc Williamson.

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Mind Your Head Fun Run and Walk 2018

Mind Your Head Fun Run and Walk 2018

Mental health charity Mind Your Head has today confirmed the date for the annual Fun Run and Walk.

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Anita climbs Kilimanjaro!

Anita climbs Kilimanjaro!

Anita Georgeson is taking on Africa's highest mountain to raise funds for Mind Your Head.

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Mind Your Head ‘Act of Kindness’ Advent Calendar

Mind Your Head ‘Act of Kindness’ Advent Calendar

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.

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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

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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Getting Fit For Fun- No. 14

Getting Fit For Fun- No. 14

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

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Fun Run Count Down

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

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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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Getting Fit For Fun- No. 12

Getting Fit For Fun- No. 12

Graeme Howell's blog charting his epic struggle to walk 5k....... make that 10k!

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Getting Fit For Fun- No. 11

Getting Fit For Fun- No. 11

Graeme Howell's blog charting his epic struggle to walk 5k.......bits of positivity

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Mental Health Support Services

Mental Health Support Services

Mind Your Head are delighted to announce that they have been awarded over £300,000 over a three-year period to launch much needed mental health support services.

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Don’t Bottle It Up Campaign- Sydney

Don’t Bottle It Up Campaign- Sydney

As part of mental health awareness week, which runs from Monday 8th May, Mind Your Head, Brae High School Youth Worker and Art Machine have worked collaboratively with local Brae High School student Imogen Leslie in designing a campaign targeting young people- Sydney

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Don’t Bottle It Up Campaign- Ashley

Don’t Bottle It Up Campaign- Ashley

As part of mental health awareness week, which runs from Monday 8th May, Mind Your Head, Brae High School Youth Worker and Art Machine have worked collaboratively with local Brae High School student Imogen Leslie in designing a campaign targeting young people- Ashley

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Don’t Bottle It Up Campaign- Devon

Don’t Bottle It Up Campaign- Devon

As part of mental health awareness week, which runs from Monday 8th May, Mind Your Head, Brae High School Youth Worker and Art Machine have worked collaboratively with local Brae High School student Imogen Leslie in designing a campaign targeting young people- Devon

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Don’t Bottle It Up Campaign Launched

Don’t Bottle It Up Campaign Launched

As part of mental health awareness week, which runs from Monday 8th May, Mind Your Head, Brae High School Youth Worker and Art Machine have worked collaboratively with local Brae High School student Imogen Leslie in designing a campaign targeting young people.

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Getting Fit For Fun- No. 10

Getting Fit For Fun- No. 10

Graeme Howell's blog charting his epic struggle to walk 5k.......ups and downs

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Getting Fit For Fun- No. 9

Getting Fit For Fun- No. 9

Graeme Howell's blog charting his epic struggle to walk 5k.......no going back

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Getting Fit For Fun- No. 8

Graeme Howell's blog charting his epic struggle to walk 5k.......North Road ahead

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Getting Fit For Fun- No. 7

Getting Fit For Fun- No. 7

Graeme Howell's blog charting his epic struggle to walk 5k.......positive steps

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Getting Fit For Fun- No. 6

Getting Fit For Fun- No. 6

Graeme Howell's blog charting his epic struggle to walk 5k.......the scales of fate

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Getting Fit For Fun- No. 5

Graeme Howell's blog charting his epic struggle to walk 5k.......is that all?

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Getting Fit For Fun- No. 4

Graeme Howell's blog charting his epic struggle to walk 5k.......progress?

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Getting Fit For Fun- No. 3

Getting Fit For Fun- No. 3

Graeme Howell's blog charting his epic struggle to walk 5k, .....commitment

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Getting Fit For Fun- No. 2

Getting Fit For Fun- No. 2

Graeme Howell's blog charting his epic struggle to walk 5k.....how much?

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Getting Fit For Fun- No. 1

Getting Fit For Fun- No. 1

Graeme Howell's blog charting his epic struggle to walk 5k........the beginning

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2016 Fun Run and Walk

Our annual Fun Run and Walk took place on Sunday 21 August in the pouring rain... but that didn't stop more than 400 people taking part in the event.

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SAD lamps available to hire.

We have recently purchased six SAD lamps to help with the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (more commonly known as SAD.

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Photographer donates royalties to Mind Your Head

Photographer donates royalties to Mind Your Head

Shetland Works is a new book launched by photographer Alex Boak. It contains only photographs-no words of Shetland people at work. It has some fantastic pictures, take a look at it and see how many people you recognise from meeting them in their 'day job'. Alex has very kindly agreed that all royalties from the sale of this book come to Mind Your Head.

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Real life story of a strong man

Real life story of a strong man

As part of Mind Your Head's real life story project, we share Stuart Wadley's experience of mental ill health.

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Hugs being sent!

Hugs being sent!

Nominations for 'hug in a box' closed in October.

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A strong man in more ways than one

A strong man in more ways than one

A real life story by Shetland's strong man, Stuart Wadley.

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Do you know someone who needs a hug?

Do you know someone who needs a hug?

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and to celebrate this we are offering you the opportunity to nominate someone you know to receive a 'hug in a box'.

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Lerwick Celtic FC - Last Man Standing Competition

Lerwick Celtic Football Club is showing their support for Mind Your Head in recognition of the support we give to Shetland Football Association's Reserve League (and because they're a bunch of good guys!).

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First day of suicide prevention week

First day of suicide prevention week

The first day of suicide prevention awareness week was a busy day for Mind Your Head.

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Mind Your Head promotes important message

Mind Your Head promotes important message

Each year Mind Your Head team up with Choose Life to promote Suicide Prevention Awareness Week throughout the isles. From the 7th to the 12th of September, the ‘Let’s talk about suicide prevention awareness roadshow’ will again be touring the length and breadth of Shetland.

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2015 Fun Run

2015 Fun Run

The 10th Anniversary Fun Run and Walk took place yesterday in Cunningsburgh. The sunny day brought out participants from across Shetland.

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10th Anniversary Fun Run training starts

10th Anniversary Fun Run training starts

Anouska Civico, who is helping develop Mind Your Head's proposed support service, has started training for the 10th Anniversary Fun Run & Walk.

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A busy few months ahead

Mind Your Head has a busy few months ahead planned.

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Start training for the 10th Anniversay Fun Run & Walk

Start training for the 10th Anniversay Fun Run & Walk

Our 10th Anniversay Fun Run & Walk will take place on Sunday 23rd August in Cunningsburgh.

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More questions than answers

Shetland Bereavement Support Service (SBSS) is delivering More questions than answers (MQTA) training in May. This training is delivered by SBSS and was developed by Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland, NHS Scotland and Choose Life. It is aimed at anyone supporting people who have been bereaved by suicide.

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Whalsay fundraising

Whalsay fundraising

Rudi Meier with friends and family held a coffee and cake evening in Whalsay to raise funds for Mind Your Head and MacMillan Cancer.

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Anouska helps us develop adult support services

Anouska helps us develop adult support services

The first stage of developing our adult service took an important step forward in January 2015 when we contracted Anouska Civico to help us design our new service.

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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'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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One man show performing in Shetland

One man show performing in Shetland

A powerful multimedia one man play integrating stand-up comedy, dramatic storytelling and physical theatre with giant, immersive animation and music will be performing in Shetland as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival.

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Community survey report

Mind Your Head have officially launched the 2014 Community Survey Report.

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AGM

Mind Your Head held their annual general meeting last week and were delighted to welcome new members to the board.

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‘In Memory of Vaila’ raises funds for support service

A group of friends have raised funds in memory of their friend Vaila Tait. The funds raised have been donated to Mind Your Head to help fund a support service for mental health in Shetland.

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2014 Let’s Talk Roadshow underway

2014 Let’s Talk Roadshow underway

On Sunday afternoon at 2pm local charity Mind Your Head, in partnership with Choose Life, launched ‘Let’s Talk about suicide prevention’ as part of national suicide prevention awareness week.

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Why mental health matters

As part of Suicide Prevention Awareness Week 2014, Mind Your Head have launched their new initiative called 'Why Mental Health Matters'.

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Bressay to Lerwick Swimmers

Bressay to Lerwick Swimmers

The Bressay to Lerwick charity swimmers showed their support for #suicidepreventionshetland yesterday.

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Stop saying "I'm fine" if you're not

Stop saying "I'm fine" if you're not

Have you ever been asked if you’re ok and said ‘I’m fine’? Sometimes that’s easier than saying the truth because the truth can be scary. Local charity Mind Your Head in partnership with Choose Life are keen to make sure that people know there is no shame in saying ‘I’m not fine’.

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New look website

Mind Your Head are delighted to announce the launch of their new look website, which has been developed by NB Communications and was made possible thanks to a grant from Awards For All.

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9th Fun Run a success

9th Fun Run a success

Mind Your Head want to thank everyone who made the 9th annual Fun Run and Walk a success.

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Countdown to 9th Fun Run

There's only a few days to go before Mind Your Head's 9th annual fun run and walk and the countdown has officially started.

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2014 Fun Run

Pre-registration for the 9th Annual Fun Run is now open. The date of the event is the 24th of August and the event will again take place in Cunningsburgh. The pre-registration will be open for 6 weeks and closes on the 18th of July 2014.

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New online resource from recovery network

A new online resource has been launched by the Scottish Recovery Network.

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April & May Update

April & May Update

The latest update from the team at Mind Your Head about what's been happening in April & May.

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Friends from Unst walking to raise money

Friends from Unst are to walk over 60 miles in support of 3 different causes.

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Local charity launch community survey

Mind Your Head is encouraging as many people as possible to take 5-10 minutes to complete their second Community Survey.

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Mind Your Head merchandise

Mind Your Head merchandise

Are you looking for a thoughtful gift to get a friend or loved one for Christmas. We have a range of branded merchandise available which might be the answer to your last minute Christmas shoppping efforts!

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The Silver Line

The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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Chris Wright to join the team at Mind Your Head

Chris Wright to join the team at Mind Your Head

Mind Your Head have recently appointed Chris Wright to the post of Project Worker. Chris will take up post in early December.

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Donation from Santander Foundation

Mind Your Head has received a £5,000 grant from the Santander Foundation to go towards the costs of revamping the carer’s visitor room at Brodie Ward in Cornhill Hospital, Aberdeen. The grant was provided from the Foundation’s Community Plus initiative.

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Frankie's donate money

Frankie's donate money

Frankie's Fish and Chip shop in Brae held a charity cycle event in August and yesterday Jacqui Clark visited the team to receive a donation of £500. Thanks to everyone who took part and contributed toward their charity event.

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Let's talk

Firstly, we want to say a very big thank you to everyone who helped in any way with our annual fun run. This year was a truly tremendous turnout with over 600 people taking part on the day. The total amount raised completely exceeded our expectations and we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who showed their support.

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Different ways to raise awareness

At our board meeting last week we were discussing some of the recent coverage on the BBC. Programmes such as 'Don't Call Me Crazy', 'My Dad and Me' and "Extreme OCD Camp" were highlighted as they provided a really valuable perspective into living with mental ill health. The power of these programmes to tackle the stigma of mental health by simply improving our understanding is not to be underestimated.

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The importance of volunteers

As a small local charity we’re always very humbled by the support we receive from the local community.

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Mind Your Head Fun Run 2013

Pre-registration for this year's fun run closes on Friday 26th July. Please pre-register to guarantee an t-shirt.

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Local groups join forces with Mind Your Head

Local groups join forces with Mind Your Head

Mind Your Head joined forces with 6 local groups to mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week.

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Local footballers take the MYH Promise

Local footballers take the MYH Promise

Football and signings meant something different last weekend as Shetland footballers came together with Mind Your Head (MYH) as part of a new initiative.

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2012 Fun Run - date announced

The date for the 7th annual Round Spiggie Fun Run and Walk has been announced by the Mind Your Head team

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Support for Shetland Footballers

Mind Your Head is delighted to be sponsoring the Shetland Football Association reserve league for the first time. The decision to sponsor the reserve league is part of our commitment to support men’s mental health.

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MYH Community Survey - Full Report Now Available

In Spring 2011, MYH undertook a survey to find out the views of the local community to assist with the future planning and to gather feedback on local mental health services.

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See Me Launches 'What's on Your mind?' New Young People Campaign

With one in ten children affected with mental health problems, See Me joined forces with young Scot's singer Rachel Sermanni on 22nd February to launch a new campaign aimed at 13 to 15 year olds across Scotland.

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See Me Pledge Signing Event

See Me Pledge Signing Event

Mind Your Head in partnership with See Me held a successful pledge signing event on Thursday 16th February at the Shetland Museum and Archives

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MYH Community Survey - Executive Summary

In Spring 2011, MYH undertook a survey to find out the views of the local community to assist with the future planning and to gather feedback on local mental health services.

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Young People required to take the lead with the Mind Your Head Roadshow

Are you between the ages of 15 and 25? Have you experienced mental ill health or have you cared for someone who has?

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Experiences of Mental Health Problems

For people who have never personally experienced mental ill health it can sometimes seem difficult to fully understand how it feels for somebody who is affected by a mental health issue. Healthtalkonline, is an award-winning charity website, which lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness.

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Fun Run T-Shirts

Just a quick note to say that anyone who has not yet received their fun run t-shirt can collect them from Westside Pine, Esplanade, Lerwick.

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Mind Your Head Ready For Busy Winter

Mind Your Head Ready For Busy Winter

Mind Your Head is preparing for a busy winter following the successful annual fun run, which was held last weekend.

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Cat Crawl Relay

Cat Crawl Relay

Mind Your Head is organising an event in partnership with local group Northern Focus Parkour this Saturday (10th September) to raise awareness of Suicide Prevention Week.

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Round Spiggie Fun Run & Walk - RESCHEDULED

Mind Your Head is pleased to announce that the Round Spiggie Fun Run and Walk has been rescheduled for Sunday 2 October.

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National roll out for 'Living Life' Guided Self Help Service

A NEW service which enables people with low mood or depression to access self help materials is being rolled out across Scotland.

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Round Spiggie Fun Run & Walk - CANCELLED

Mind Your Head has taken the decision to cancel this Sunday's Round Spiggie Fun Run and Walk due to the poor weather forecast.

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New Transport Arrangements for Fun Run

In order to ease the parking problems at the Fun Run, a bus will leave Harbour House (new public toilets), Esplanade, Lerwick at 12.15pm and return at 4.30pm.

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Have you had a Work Capability Assessment?

If so, tell SAMH about it...

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Prostar League Champions

Prostar League Champions

MYH is delighted to inform readers that Racing Club Skelladale (RCS) won the 2010/11 Prostar 6-a-side league in Brae. So who are RCS? Read on to find out more.

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Let us know what you think

Help shape future activities and plans for Mind Your Head by completing our survey.

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2011 Fun Run - date announced - UPDATE

Earlier this month we announced that the 6th annual fun run would take place on 14 August however, due to circumstances beyond our control, the date has now been changed to Sunday 28 August 2011.

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Terry Reaches Half Way Point

Terry Williamson, who is walking the coast of Shetland in aid of Mind Your Head, has reached the half way point having completed a massive 447 miles.

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Thank You For Voting

We are delighted to announce that Mind Your Head has won the Royal Bank of Scotland Community Fund and will received £3,000.

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Vote for Mind Your Head

Mind Your Head has been shortlisted for the Royal Bank of Scotland Community Fund Scheme. Read the full story to find out how you can vote and support Mind Your Head.

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Fun Run T-Shirts - update

Just a quick note to say that participants who have not yet received their t-shirt from the 2010 Fun Run will do so by the end of November.

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Re-Launch of Mind Your Head Website

Mind Your Head is delighted to announce the launch of their recently redeveloped website.

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Success at 2010 Fun Run

Mind Your Head have reported another successful year at their annual fundraising event - the Round Spiggie Fun Run and Walk

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Terry Williamson's Coastal Walk

Terry Williamson's Coastal Walk

Local man Terry Williamson from Dunrossness is taking on the challenge to walk an estimated 900 miles around mainland Shetland and all 10 permanently inhabited islands

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Fun Run Date Announced

Mind Your Head is delighted to announce that the 2010 Round Spiggie Fun Run and Walk will take place on Sunday 8 August

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Depression In Sport

Sports stars speak out about fighting with depression

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SAMH relaunches 'After a Suicide'

SAMH relaunches 'After a Suicide' an information resource .....

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'See Me' Photo Competition Winners

Winners of the See Me photo competition were announced earlier this month.

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Suicide target 'will not be met'

Scotland's largest health authority has said it is unlikely to meet its target on suicide prevention.

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Nick Clegg pledges to protect Mental Health

Nick Clegg Pledge's to protect mental health services from cuts.

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World Mental Health Day 2009

This years' theme for World Mental Health Day on 10 October is 'Working Together for Mental Health'.

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Reforming Medical Certificates

The Government are proposing to reform medical certificates

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Dementia: a new way to treat it

A radical approach to dementia care, professionals take notice of grandmother with no medical training...

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Troops face long wait for health care

British troops who suffered mental illness after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are having to wait up to 18 months for treatment.

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Reforms to Social Care

Government sets out proposals to reform social care.

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Community donations put to good use

Mind Your Head is putting community donations and fund raising efforts to good use in the form of a Mind Your Head Self Help Practitioner.

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easyJet announces new charity partner

easyJet chose the Alzheimer's Society as its charity of the year after a Europe wide staff vote and has pledged to raise £1 million to support the 1 million people who will develop the disease in the next ten years.

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Long Wait for Mental Health Help

Some people are kept waiting more than a year for help with mental health problems..

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A Positive Frame of Mind 2009

'see me' has launched a photography competition 'A Positive Frame of Mind' 2009.

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'Time to Change' campaign

This week Comic Relief issued £2million, its biggest ever single project grant to 'Time to Change', a programme designed to end the stigma associated with mental health.

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'Towards a Mentally Flourishing Scotland'

Earlier this month the Scottish Government published its policy and action plan 'Towards a Mentally Flourishing Scotland'.

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BBC Eastenders raises awareness

BBC Eastenders raises awareness of Mental Health as Stacey Branning (Lacey Turner) struggles to come to terms with the fact that she suffers from the same condition that her mother Jean Slater (Gillian Wright) has had for many years, Bipolar disorder.

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Recession Puts Men's Mental Health Risk

A shocking new report Men and Mental Health 'Get it off your chest' published this week by Mind, a leading Mental health charity, produces shocking statistics that the recession is having an adverse affect on men's mental health.

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SAMH launches 'Get Active Campaign'

SAMH, has launched a new national programme which encourages people across Scotland to 'Get Active' Positive steps for Mental Health.

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Hear Me 2 Survey

Since 2002, the "see me"? campaign has been working across Scotland to tackle the stigma and discrimination around mental ill health. They have worked hard to improve public attitudes but now need your help to find out how much progress has been made.

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Men's Health Forum Scotland

Men's Health Forum Scotland (MHFS) are having their 4th annual 10k for men. Sponsored by Breathing Space, the event takes place on Father's Day (Sunday 21st June) at Bellhouston Park, Glasgow.

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MYH Press Release April 2009

What we've been up to lately.

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MYH Press Release April 2009

Read about ways to maintain good mental health and wellbeing.

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2009 Fun Run - date announced

The date for the 4th annual Round Spiggie Fun Run and Walk has been announced by the organising committee.

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MYH Press Release July 2008

Mind Your Head is delighted to report, in partnership with NHS Shetland, the creation of a Mind Your Head Self Help Practitioner.

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MYH Press Release June 2008

We are delighted to announce the date for their 3rd annual Round Spiggie Fun Run and Walk as Sunday 3rd August 2008.

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MYH Press Release April 2008

Mind Your Head held their AGM on 20 March where a new committee was elected.

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MYH Press Release October 2007

At last! I'm delighted to say that the photos from the Round Spiggie Fun Run and Walk 2007 have finally made it onto the website.

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MYH Press Release July 2007

The organisers of the Round Spiggie Fun Run and Walk 2007 are delighted to report that more than 250 folk have already registered to take part.

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MYH Press Release May 2007

Mind Your Head have launched a new website today. The website aims to provide information on mental health and wellbeing and provides links to other national and local organisations.

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MYH Press Release April 2007

Mind Your Head is encouraging people to put their best feet forward for the 2007 Spiggie Fun Run. Hot on the heels of last year's successful event the committee has set the date for the run for 12th August.

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MYH Press Release December 2006

Mind Your Head has had a very successful year. Their major event was the Round Spiggie Fun Run/Walk which took place on 1st October and raised over £6000 which included a most generous donation of £1000 from Shetland Aero-generators.

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MYH Press Release May 2006

If we break a leg, catch a cold or cut our finger we aren't afraid to tell someone about it or seek medical help for the pain or discomfort. So why is it that when it comes to our mental health we seem happier to leave the subject in the dark choosing instead not to discuss it or bring it out into the open?

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