The Mental Health & Wellbeing section covers the work which Health Promotion is involved with to promote and encourage positive mental health.
Did you know that 1 person in every 4 will experience mental health problems at some point in their life? In fact some people would strongly suggest mental health is more important than physical health, because without mental health and wellbeing we cannot enjoy and get the most out of life.
There are also a number of useful links to support mental health and wellbeing – simply click on the appropriate link.
- Western Isles Mental Health Partnership
- Choose Life
- Samaritans (Western Isles)
- Scottish Association for Mental Health
Local Mental Health Partnerships
Health Promotion works in partnership with Catch 23 and Tagsa Uibhist Mental Health Outreach Service, supporting them to deliver workshops/activities including physical activity, art therapy and stress management.
For further information or to register, please contact Alison MacDonald, Senior Health Promotion Officer, tel. 01870 602588
ASIST Suicide Intervention Training
In the same way that skills are needed for physical first aid, ASIST training develops the skills necessary for suicide first aid. It helps participants to become more ready, willing and able to recognise and intervene effectively to help people at risk of suicide.
ASIST is a two-day intensive, interactive and practice-dominated course aimed at providing people with the skills to spot the risk of suicide and provide immediate help to those at risk. ASIST is suitable for anyone and participants come from all sectors and backgrounds.
- Solas Gardening Project for Western Isles Alzheimer Scotland
- Stimulating Memories in Solas Day Centre