Promoting Mental Health

 

Mental Health Promotion
 
“Mental Health is the emotional and spiritual resilience which allows us to enjoy life and to survive pain, disappointment and sadness. It is a positive sense of well-being and an underlying belief in our own, and others dignity and worth” (WHO – 2009)
 
Mental health promotion encourages positive mental health for all whether or not a person has a mental health illness or not. This is progressed by raising awareness and promoting positive wellbeing; eliminating the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness; preventing suicide and promoting and supporting the recovery of people who have had mental ill-health.
 
Health Promotion aims to promote positive wellbeing in Fife through the following activities:
 
Training:
Providing a range of training courses across Fife in; self esteem, mental health first aid, mental health first aid for young people, self harm, suicide prevention and promoting positive mental health.
 
Promotion:
Providing promotional information, resources, stalls at events and presentations to local groups.
 
Campaigns:
Supporting local and national campaigns which promote positive mental wellbeing, including; See Me, Choose Life and Steps for Stress.
 
Projects:
Advice, support and assistance to groups or organisations developing new or existing projects aimed at increasing wellbeing.
 
Evidence:
Our work is underpinned by a professional evidence base and we have access to new and emerging research. In addition, all of the work we undertake is rigorously evaluated to ensure quality.
 
 
If you or someone you know, require immediate help please use the following phonelines or websites:
 
Samaritans 116 123 www.samaritans.org
Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87 www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk
Childline                                  0800 11 11 www.childline.org.uk
NHS 24
111 www.nhs24.com
 

 

Information is also available from a new website called Access Therapies Fife which has links to wellbeing, mental health and self help guides.

See https://www.accesstherapiesfife.scot.nhs.uk/ for further information.

 

  

 

 

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