Mental health and wellbeing resources
Find out about the Perth and Kinross Health & Social Care Partnership resources available to raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing, tackle stigma and discrimination, and bring about change.
Understanding mental health and wellbeing is an important part of supporting good mental wellbeing for yourself and those around you. 'Mental health' covers a wide range of conditions. This list of media resources [1Mb] details some of the common issues you may encounter in your own life or that of people around you - depression, stress, anxiety, and suicide. It includes articles, animations, dramatic short films and online training.
The Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership has produced case studies which discuss the topic of mental health in the workplace. People who have taken part in these anonymous studies have discussed a wide range of topics, including how their workplace has affected their mental health, how they supported colleagues who were struggling with their mental health, and how training can help provide understanding in the ways mental health can affect you and those around you. Those who chose to share their experiences discussed their thoughts and feelings around their mental health and wellbeing, and described what they found useful when sharing their experiences with others.
- Case Study - Training 1 [189Kb]
- Case Study - Training 2 [190Kb]
- Case Study - Depression [193Kb]
- Case Study - Anxiety attacks [120Kb]
- Case Study - Managers [116Kb]
- Case Study - Suicidal feelings [205Kb]
Mental health and wellbeing policy and procedures toolkit
A toolkit was developed to help businesses and employers to create their own Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy, providing prompts to develop a comprehensive policy that outlines how an organisation intends to conduct its services and actions. View the Mental Health and Wellbeing Policies and Procedures Toolkit [1Mb].
Mental health directory of services
The directory of services [535Kb] is a useful document where you can find out about services relating to emotional support, mental wellbeing services, support for children and young people, practical advice and information, NHS social work services, support for serving and former Armed Forces personnel and their families, minority and ethnic communities and websites.
Suicide? Help! app
The Suicide? Help! app gives you information about suicide, how to help, and contacts across Tayside. More information is available on the SuicideHelp website. This app contains useful contact details, information about suicide, and how to help. It also contains guidance on creating a Safety Plan [488Kb].
Mind Young Health
Mind Young Health is a compilation of nationally available web based resources for Young People, Parents and Carers or Staff and Support workers. They provide information and support which could improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of young people and provide guidance to parents/carers and staff with:
- Helplines, online chats and message boards
- Advice on mental health issues, personal experiences, and information on coping techniques
- Access to training
- Other contacts and directories of services.
The websites have all been included according to a set of criteria including: run by a nationally recognised organisation; providing access to a helpline; and the content of the website; the language used, and the appearance.
Mental Health and Suicide Prevention training is available in Perth and Kinross year-round, with courses offered in Scotland's Mental Health First Aid, ASIST, SafeTALK and others. See the 2018-2019 training flyer [637Kb] for dates and locations or email Lesley Simpson for more information on MHTraining@pkc.gov.uk
Maintaining good mental health & wellbeing has been a challenge throughout lockdown. If you are interested in learning more about how you can support someone who experiences distress or is in crisis, or understand how to support someone who experiences thoughts of self-harm or suicide, this training is free and open to anyone who simply thinks that they would benefit from it. Healthy Minds Webinar [131Kb].
There are many examples of books that can help people understand mental health and wellbeing. Mindspace Perth have a library of books to get you started, or take a look at our Wellbeing Book List [251Kb] from Mental Health Awareness Week 2017.