Mental health and wellbeing campaigns
Find out about the different campaigns to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing, tackle stigma and discrimination, and to bring about change.
See Me Scotland - See Me is Scotland's programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination. Perth & Kinross Council works with See Me Scotland to commit to being a mentally healthy employer, using the See Me Action Plan [255Kb] to help create a supportive workplace for all. The initial survey responses can be viewed here [1010Kb]. In 2017, Perth & Kinross Council employees took part in the Pass The Badge campaign which encouraged people to have conversations about mental health and to share the statistics that:
- 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health issue;
- 9 out of 10 of these people will experience stigma in relation to mental health.
Mental Health Awareness Week - The focus in 2018 of Mental Health Awareness Week, 14th-20th was stress. The Mental Health Foundation published a report on the prevalence of stress in the UK and its implications, and also produced a useful animation on what we can all do to manage and reduce stress.
Suicide Prevention Week - National Suicide Prevention Week aims to raise awareness of suicide, encourage people to talk about mental health and wellbeing openly, and provide information about agencies that offer support. In many cases, help and support from communities can make a real difference and save lives - as reflected by the key message of Suicide Prevention Week 2018; "Working Together to Prevent Suicide."
This year Suicide Prevention Week took place between Monday 10th September and Friday 16th September. View a list of the events that were part of the campaign in Perth and Kinross, and read the report [1Mb] about how the week went.
Wellbeing Campaigns Calendar 2018 - PLUS Perth have created a calendar [576Kb] to highlight the Wellbeing campaigns taking place in 2018.
Scottish Mental Health Football League - McDiarmid Park in Perth will host the first meeting to establish a Scottish Mental Wellbeing Football Association on World Mental Health Day. The Scottish FA hopes the establishment of an affiliated association will allow mental health wellbeing football to flourish within its Para Football Strategy. Currently 2 teams from Saints in the Community participate in the Scottish FA Mental Health and Wellbeing League fixtures each month and regular coaching sessions are offered at McDiarmid Park for anyone who might be interested in taking part. Contact the Saints in the Community Team on 01738 459095 for more information.