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Mental Mechanics on the ball to support footballers’ mental health

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An Edinburgh football team formed in memory of a young man lost to suicide has joined forces with mental health charity Support in Mind Scotland to encourage players to open up and talk about...

Stafford Centre rises to challenge of mental health during pandemic

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Among the many sad sights in Edinburgh during the pandemic has been the locked doors of the Stafford Centre in Broughton Street, one of the city’s busiest mental health resources.Run by charity Support in...

iThrive – a new mental health resource launches for Edinburgh

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An online space with information about mental health and wellbeing services, events, news and self help materials will be launched today.iThrive Edinburgh has been created by Scottish mental health and wellbeing charity Health...

Trees are good for you

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In a report announced today Scottish Forestry has confirmed that getting out to the woods and forests is good for you.Wellbeing of the Woods (WOW) is a photography project using as its subject...
Art on walls at Summerhall

At Summerhall: Visible Girls: Revisited and Invisible Spaces*****

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What makes a space invisible? Perhaps it is behind a door, on the other side of a wall, or even under the sea. Perhaps it is in plain sight, a place that is so...

Letter from Scotland

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We are talking much more about mental health these days.  The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has made it the centrepiece of her “Programme for Government” over the next year.  As well she might, with...

Mental health is already on the agenda in Edinburgh’s secondary schools

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In its programme for government announced in Holyrood yesterday, The Scottish Government promised £60 million in additional school nursing and counselling services.Just ahead of this announcement by the First Minister I sat down with...

Aodan running a 10K every day in August

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Aodan Donnelly 24 from Edinburgh will run a 10K every day this month to raise money and awareness of the mental health charity SANE.The trainee accountant wants to highlight young people's mental health and...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018: Fantastic Fringe Central Events for Participants

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Does your script need surgery? Your neck need nurturing?  Your campaign need kickstarting?If you’re an accredited participant in this year’s Fringe, you can find help with all of these things and much more in...

Pubs ‘play part in combating isolation’

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There are currently 4,600 pubs across the country and over 120 breweries and beer and pubs contribute £1.7b to the Scottish economy.They also support the employment of nearly 60,000 people North of the Border.The...

CAPS Independent Advocacy – Eating Disorder Awareness Event

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CAPS Independent Advocacy is holding an awareness event, in conjunction with Beat, the eating disorder charity on 14 November 2017. The event will raise awareness of eating disorders, an often misunderstood mental health condition, as...

Evidence wanted from young people

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Children, young people and their families with a direct experience of the current Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) system are being asked to help shape Scotland’s approach to mental health services.The Scottish...

Scottish Yoga Calendar to raise funds for Mental Health

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Emma Frame and Lindsey Porter, two yoga teachers based in Scotland have created a unique calendar because they feel passionate about sharing the benefits that yoga can bring to all bodies and minds.The calendar showcases the great...

From the Chair of the Hypnotherapist: Depression Isn’t Just Being a Bit Sad

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The Edinburgh Reporter’s Mike Smith is a qualified hypnotherapist. In the latest of a series of articles, Mike looks at some attitudes to mental health and how hypnotherapy can be hugely beneficial.Mental health...

Scottish Conservatives launch new mental health policy

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Earlier today Miles Briggs MSP for Lothians joined the party leader and MSP for Central Edinburgh, Ruth Davidson, as she launched the new mental health policy. This demands a step change in support for...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 REVIEW. Spiders By Night***

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theSpace @ Surgeons Hall (Venue 53) 20:25 Aug 5-6, 8-13 50 minutes.Suitability: 12+ (Guideline) - Coffee House Theatre Company and Stepping Out Theatre.https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/spiders-by-night-a-double-bill-of-exciting-new-monologuesPromising 'a double bill of strange of swift and strange scuttlings,' Stepping...

Edinburgh International Book Festival: 2015 Siobhan Dowd Trust Lecture

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Matt Haig almost didn't get asked to deliver this lecture at all. When Tony Bradman (Chairman) and Kate Powling (Director) of the Siobhan Dowd Trust started to think about someone to follow in Patrick Ness's illustrious footsteps...

Stress Awareness

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We should all be aware of stress not only in ourselves but in others. The Edinburgh Reporter's Mike Smith shares some thoughts.A young lady confidently walked around a room while leading and explaining stress management...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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For Crying Out Loud: special screenings for carers and their babies under 12 months old - maximum of 2 adults per baby. Babychanging, bottle warming and buggy parking facilities available. This week: 2001: A...

What’s On In Edinburgh this week

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 MONDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2014For Crying Out Loud: special screenings for carers and their babies under 12 months old - maximum of 2 adults per baby. Babychanging, bottle warming and buggy parking facilities available. This...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Blackwell's Edinburgh Presents JD Oswald: The Ballad of Sir Benfro. An epic fantasy series from one of Scotland's most successful new crime writers, 'an unputdownable tale of the great dragons returning to the kingdom of men'....

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2014Mrs Mash the Storytelling Cook: stories, songs and participative fun for Portobello's youngest residents. 10.30-11am, The Skylark, 241-243 Portobello High Street.Toddler Time: Poppy Cat. Join fabulous feline Poppy Cat on her adventures...

Monday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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 Leith in World War One: Andrew Grant talks about the Home Front and what happened to the men who marched away. 6.30-7.30pm, Leith Library, 28-30 Ferry Road. Free but advance booking required: call 0131 529 5517 or...

The Edinburgh International Book Festival: graphic novels for healing

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Imagine being told you have third stage cancer.Now imagine you are only 31 when you are told this.And now imagine you are already four months pregnant. All of this happened to Matilda Tristram.  Matilda was...

just Festival 2014 – home, freedom, forgiveness, fun

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'Peace is not only an absence of conflict, it is a presence.' The issue of how that peace can be created is the focus of the 2014 just Festival, which opens on 1st August 2014....

The Gallery on the Corner launches Postcard Exhibition

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Want to see your art work displayed at a New Town gallery?  Now's your chance.As part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, The Gallery on the Corner, 34 Northumberland Street, is...

Journey: a new exhibition at The Gallery on the Corner

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The Journey of Recovery by Su-Jou Yang, a mixed media collage showing a bright yellow sky above a deep dark underworld, is one of the many striking pieces in a new exhibition, Journey, at...

Healthy Reading on offer at the city libraries

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A range of books and resources to help young people cope with mental health issues is being launched at Oxgangs Library tomorrow to coincide with International Children’s Mental Health Day.The event is aimed at...

Mental Wellbeing Awards

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A charity that aims to prevent young people committing suicide has launched an award scheme to promote positive mental health on UK university campuses.The Papyrus Award for Mental Wealth initiatives offers students...
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