The Improving Life Experiences Award recognises the commitment and expertise of those who have made a significant difference to improving life experiences of a child or young person. Our judges were looking for nominees who have made a difference to the confidence and resilience of a child or young person, to help them deal with […]
Public Health Scotland has published a report containing data on children’s development in Scotland, based on information gathered by health visitors at routine health reviews of pre-school children aged around 1 year, 2.5 years and 4 years old. The report includes data on the percentage of children where there is a concern that at least […]
The Scottish Government has published information that has been provided to the Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Joint Delivery Board on work being progressed across the children and young people and mental health policy landscape.
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.
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.