Antidepressant prescriptions for children in one part of Scotland have increased by almost 60% in six years, research has found. Experts from the University of Aberdeen compared mental health prescriptions issued in the NHS Grampian region over the period 2015 to 2021.
5 Tips for Young People on World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day takes place on 10 October each year and is an opportunity for us all to consider how we are feeling and how we can reach out to those around us who may be struggling. The theme this year is “Make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority”, which emphasises […]
Study finds vast differences in the provision of child mental health services across health boards in Scotland
The BBC is reporting that a new study by the University of Stirling has found that there are significant differences in referrals to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for suicidal children and young people.
5 Benefits of gardening for children – National Children’s Gardening Week
National Children’s Gardening Week starts this Saturday on 28th May! This event was created by Neil Grant, managing director of Ferndale Garden Centre, and works to support the wonderful Greenfingers charity. It’s all about celebrating the fun, learning and growth which a child can experience even in their own back garden or local green area. […]
Be stress aware and improve your health and wellbeing
International Stress Awareness Week will take place on 1-5 November 2021. Organised by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA), this week aims to raise awareness about the dangers of stress, the stigmas associated with it, and methods of prevention. This week also features Stress Awareness Day on 3 November, where Rethink Mental Illness will highlight […]
SMS:CONNECT wins Digital Innovator Self-Management Award
The SMS:CONNECT Programme delivered by Children’s Health Scotland was announced as the winner of the Digital Innovator Self-Management Award at the 2021 Self-Management Awards organised by the ALLIANCE. The Award Ceremony, which was a celebration of all things Self-Management in Scotland, was held online on Wednesday 29 September 2021 and hosted by STV Presenter Laura […]
Scottish Government launches new online professional learning resource to help school staff support children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
We are very proud to have been part of the team who developed the new online Professional Learning Resource for school staff on behalf of the Scottish Government. This resource reflects the Government’s commitment in their 2020 Programme for Government to develop and strengthen mental health resources available to schools.
Hollie speaks to CHS about Mental Health for Time to Talk Day 2021
Time to Talk Day 2021 is all about celebrating the power of small actions that make a big difference. This awareness day was hosted by the charity Time to Change, and took place on Thursday 4th February, with the aim of encouraging people to start conversations about mental health in order help to end the […]
Are you ready to #ExpressYourself for Children’s Mental Health Week?
Next week (1st – 7th February 2021) we are joining schools, youth groups, organisations, and individuals from across Scotland to take part in Children’s Mental Health Week. As we’re an imaginative team at Children’s Health Scotland, we really love this year’s theme of #ExpessYourself which is all about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or […]
Do you have school age children?
*UPDATE 30.11.2020: Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately the Focus Groups are now full. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for future opportunities.* If you have school age children then we would really like you to take part in an online focus group about the design and development of a mental […]