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Alternatively, contact Lanarkshire Links on LRN@lanarkshirelinks.org.uk to request a copy of Mental Health Matters magazine where LRN pages will be included in every edition or visit the elament website regularly.
Addiction is not having control over doing, taking or using something, to the point that it may be harmful to you.
The death of someone we love can be a shattering experience. We face the painful and demanding task of coping with loss and separation
Insomnia is the disturbance of a normal sleep pattern e.g. when you cannot get to sleep or wake up after only a few hours sleep
There are many common questions about mental health; however for urgent enquiries please contact your local GP.
It can be frightening experiencing mental health problems and you may feel alone. If this is the first time you've experienced the symptoms, you might not know what is happening. There are a number of steps you can take:
If you or someone you know is experiencing an acute mental health crisis and might be a risk to themselves or someone else, see our ‘Get help’ button at the top of the page for immediate help.
There are a number of ways you can support friends or relatives who are struggling with mental health problems:
This booklet is for people who are worried about their memory. Sometimes people are afraid that forgetfulness is the start of something else, like dementia. This can worry older people especially.
We are delighted to invite you to an ACTION PLANNING DAY which celebrates the previous success of Towards Mentally Flourishing Lanarkshire, Choose Life, and our Mental Health Strategy.
The Healthy Reading Programme has been developed to make it easier to access mental health and well-being leaflets, books, CDs, DVDs and web-based support.
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to, and seeing clearly whatever is happening in our lives.
Community Clinics are a mental health Occupational Therapy initiative which connects you with local services and activities that may help you to improve your mental health and well-being.
MyRAP is a self-management tool to support people in taking control over their own well-being and recovery.
Stress Control is a six session class. Each session lasts for 90 minutes. Stress Control was devised by Jim White, a clinical psychologist in Glasgow, to help the large number of people who complained
This booklet gives some handy hints and tips for surviving the festive season as well as useful information and telephone numbers in case you need support.
Well Connected is Lanarkshire's social prescribing programme. Well Connected makes it easy for people to take part in and benefit from activities and services that we know can improve well-being.
Stigma Free Lanarkshire has received funding from The Robertson Trust to deliver a recovery stories project that will give people with lived experience of mental health issues.
Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love.
Lifelines Flowchart. Flowchart to support young people who are self-harming or engaging in suicide behaviours in Lanarkshire.
The pathway assists staff with the assessment of people at risk of suicide and provide appropriate and timely treatment within appropriate timescales.
Lifelines Guidance Document for North Lanarkshire. Guidelines and procedure to support young people who are self-harming or engaging in suicide behaviours in Lanarkshire.
Document for South Lanarkshire. Guidelines and procedure to support young people who are self-harming or engaging in suicide behaviours in Lanarkshire.
A booklet for those who are either worried about dementia or who have been diagnosed.
Mindfulness is a set of practices which deepens a person’s sense of well-being
Jean Boustead writes the story of her life, of illness and time spent in hospital when she discovered the truth of her Christian faith.
In the past 10 years spirituality and spiritual care have been much debated in professional healthcare literature
The Knowledge Network homepage is a national resource supplied by NHS Education for Scotland
Access to the Scottish Libraries catalogue can also be accessed through Athens.
For organisations, groups and individuals involved in Health Care.
This paper reiterates the fundamental principles of healthcare in Scotland.
A guide to being assertive. Assertiveness is the ability to stand up for ourselves and to say how we feel when we feel we need to.
Choice and Medication is a website that provides a source of information on mental health conditions and medicines. It is approved by both NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Scotland.
Self Help for Post-Traumatic Stress. Post-Traumatic Stress can occur after a significant incident that is out of the ordinary.
We use communication technology at work, rest and play. Whether it’s a teleconference, ordering shopping online or booking activities. The simple text message is also now at the heart of a healthcare.
This booklet will: Help you to understand what the common signs and causes of anger are. Help you to understand when anger is a problem and provide strategies to help you to control your anger.
This document will help you with the practical issues that need to be faced after a suicide, talk about some of the emotions you might be experiencing and suggest some places where you can get help.
Agoraphobia is the fear of being in an enclosed place. If you think you may be suffering from agoraphobia, this booklet can: Help you understand what keeps your fear and agoraphobia going.
Beating the Blues is an effective, proven treatment for sufferers of depression and anxiety.
Chronic pain affects millions of people in the UK, so you're not alone. It can have a huge impact on your quality of life, and can also affect the lives of your family and those around you.
There is no one way to cope with the feelings any of us has after the death of someone close to us. We all feel differently and we all cope in different ways.
Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away.
Everyone worries from time to time. Too much worry can be bad as it leaves us feeling tense and anxious.
Most people feel low, “down in the dumps” and lacking in energy at times. However, if this feeling lasts for most of the day for more than two weeks, this could be depression.
We all have problems in our day-to-day lives. At times these can cause anxiety, stress and distress. So what can be done? There is a way to help you solve your problems successfully.
Hyperventilation means breathing in more than your body needs. Another way to describe it is to say ‘over-breathing’.
Self-esteem is how we see ourselves and value ourselves as people. Most people’s ideas about themselves come from their life experiences and from messages they have received from others.
We hope you enjoyed using MyRAP and found it useful. We would appreciate you taking the time to complete this short questionnaire and return it to us.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a condition that causes people to have upsetting thoughts and behaviours. People with OCD have obsessions. These are unwanted thoughts or images or impulses that
It is a good idea to try and change your day-to-day activities in such a way as to include something relaxing every day.
Self-harm is when a person causes physical damage to him or herself. It usually involves activities such as cutting or scratching with sharp objects.
There are many web-sites that deal with mental health issues. This booklet is a collection of sites that we have seen and consider to be potentially useful.
Social anxiety is the term used to describe a high level of shyness. Of course everyone feels shy or anxious in certain social environments, but for some people it can be a little more extreme.
Stress can be defined as “the reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demands placed on them”. Stress occurs when the demands in our life affect our ability to cope.
There is no correct amount of sleep that everyone must have. Sleep is a natural process that is not directly under our control.
A traumatic event is one that is unusual and unexpected and that causes deep distress to a person. It could be fire, an accident, a robbery or burglary, an attack, or being a witness to a death.
Everyone knows what panic is, and it is common to feel panicky from time to time.
This leaflet is designed to provide practical information for anyone who is caring for someone with dementia on ways to tackle problems which can occur with eating and drinking in everyday life.
We know that people who are affected by homelessness are at greater risk of experiencing stress and low mood because of the wide impact that this has on our lives.
The Scottish Government is working to enable older Scots to live healthy, active and independent lives.