World Mental Health Day

Monday 10th October is World Mental Health Day 2022

Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority

On Monday 10th October, it’s World Mental Health Day and this year’s theme is Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority.

Around 1 in 3 people in Scotland are estimated to be affected by mental illness in any one year with anxiety & depression being the most common.

World Mental Health Day is a chance for us to talk about Mental Health, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to talk about things and get help if we are struggling.

The Black Dog

If you can spare a few minutes, please watch the Black Dog video which illustrates the importance of not suffering alone and in silence.

Living with a black dog can feel isolating but it’s important to recognise you are not alone and there is support available:

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) service offers free, confidential advice and emotional, psychological and practical help, for a wide range of personal and work-related issues.

Occupational Health is one of our specialist services that supports employee mental and physical wellbeing. It helps to keep our employees healthy and safe at work and manages any risks likely to impact work-related ill health.

Training sessions

We are delighted to announce through partnership with Forth Valley college we have successfully secured a series of Mental Health courses including:

  • Mental Health Awareness
  • Managing My Stress
  • Mental Health First Aid

These courses will be running over October, November and December. Book a training session.

ReConnect exhibition

The Travelling Gallery will be visiting the University of Stirling, outside the Pathfoot Building, with their new exhibition ReConnect on Friday 14 October between 10:00am and 3:00pm.

ReConnect is an exhibition, created in partnership with Project Ability and will exhibit four diverse artists from their ReConnect programme an open studio for people with lived experience of mental ill health. Grant Glennie, Sian Mather, Simon McAuley and Bel Pye’s artistic practices will bring a wide variety of styles, techniques and mediums to Travelling Gallery, all of which have been explored and nurtured in the ReConnect studio, allowing the artists to discover a sense of themselves.