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MyRAP - Groups in Coatbridge 2015

Thursday, October 08, 2015 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

MyRap - Coatbridge


Hope Cafe and Inspire Theatre Group - Stand Up Against Stigma

Tuesday, October 06, 2015 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

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Join Hope Cafe and Inspire Theatre group for a talent packed evening of entertainment. Funded by See Me Scotland and Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, we are proud to bring you 7 local acts who are all joining us in Standing Up Against Stigma. Prepare to laugh, cry and be inspired by our stories and commitment to stamping out stigma here in Lanarkshire.

St Ninians Church, Stonehouse
7-10pm, Friday 23rd October

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See Me Read Me!

Monday, October 05, 2015 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

See Me Read Me


Spectrum Art Group Presents: Enlightenment

Friday, October 02, 2015 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Spectrum Arts Group


Launch of the ninth Lanarkshire Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

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The launch of the ninth Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival in Lanarkshire  took place on Wednesday 23rd September at The Alona Hotel, Strathclyde Park.

More than 180 people attended the event that showcased some of the fabulous  musical and creative talent taking part in this year's Festival running from 10th- 31st October, across Lanarkshire.

'Striking Off the Chains' is a six-piece rock band led by peer support worker Mark Docherty (52) who works alongside his fellow bandmates at SAMH's Experience Counts service in North Lanarkshire. They opened the launch performing 3 songs written by the band members.

The audience were also treated to performances by The Happy Thursdays, a newly formed community choir, Stuart Doig a local comedian working with 'Fool On', Martin Stepek showcasing his forthcoming readings, talks and film around Mindfulness and comedian Gillian Grant.

For details of forthcoming events go to

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Lanarkshire festival partners include: NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council, Lanarkshire Recovery network, LAMH, Well Informed.


Launch of Walk a Mile in My shoes Lanarkshire 

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Lanarkshire was delighted to launch 'Walk A Mile in my shoes' on Wednesday 23rd September at Strathclyde Park. 

Chris Young the founder of 'Walk A Mile in my shoes' opened the launch giving a  personal account of hiswalk around the UK to tackle mental health stigma, one conversation at a time.

Walk a Mile brings together professionals, carers and people with lived experience, people who may normally stigmatise each other, to walk together, to get to know each other and walk a mile in each other's shoes. Everyone is on a level playing field, it's about breaking down stigma and seeing how fabulous people are.

Following the walk the fabulous 'Soundsational Choir performed for the walkers.

Lanarkshire will be rolling out 'Walk A Mile in my Shoes' to other areas including workplaces, hospitals and other community settings.


(LGBT): Mental Health Lunch Time Briefing Session October – December 2015

Thursday, September 24, 2015 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Evidence tells us that Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations are at increased risk of poor mental health outcomes. In recognition of this fact, NHS Lanarkshire has set one of its equality outcomes as: 

Equality Outcome 4:  People from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual &Transgender (LGBT) communities within Lanarkshire will have an increased awareness of mental health service provision and experience informed and sensitive responses. 

To support this equality outcome a number of briefing sessions will be delivered for Lanarkshire staff to focus on this issue. This follows the positive evaluation of the initial briefing sessions.  The briefings are open to colleagues working in NHS Lanarkshire, North and South Lanarkshire Councils, and Voluntary Sector Services.  The dates have been set as below (you only need to attend one): 




Wed. 21st October

12 noon - 1:30pm

Isa Money Centre, Muirhouse Road, Motherwell ML1 2LT

Wed. 18th November

12 noon - 1:30pm

Lesser Hall, Cambuslang Institute, Greenlees Rd, Cambuslang, G72 8DT

Thur. 17th December

12 noon - 1:30pm

Bellshill Cultural Centre, John Street, Bellshill, ML4 1RJ 

A light lunch will be provided from 12 noon - 12:30pm.  The briefing will start at 12:30pm prompt and will finish at 1:30pm.

To book a place please call Fiona Ingram on 01698 366930 or email stating which session you would like to attend.

For further information about the briefings please contact Colin Anderson - Senior Health Promotion Officer - Blood Borne Viruses and Sexual Health Promotion Team on 01698 377623, or email

We look forward to welcoming you.

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SoundSational Community Music

Monday, September 21, 2015 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

SoundSational Community Music


Walk a Mile - Wednesday 23rd September

Monday, September 21, 2015 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Walk a Mile - Wednesday 23rd September

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2K and 4K Suicide Prevention Day Walk at Strathclyde Park

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

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NHS Lanarkshire staff from Cumbernauld have gone the extra mile to help prevent suicide.

Members of the health improvement and community mental health teams in Cumbernauld were joined by family and pets as they stepped out for the national 4K and 2K Suicide Prevention Day Walk at Strathclyde Park.

Sharon Gusman, Health Improvement Practitioner, NHS Lanarkshire, who is based at Condorrat Health Centre in Cumbernauld, said: "Mental health does not mean a mental health problem.

"Mental health is a part of our lives like our physical health with people experiencing good and bad periods. When people experience a mental health problem it is only one part of a person and not all of what they are.

"People are defined by more than their mental health problem."

In the last three years the North Locality, which includes Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and the Northern Corridor, has been working closely with its three local community forums to establish and maintain a mentally healthy community.

A number of local community groups and business have signed up to the national 'see me' pledge and developed action plans contributing to ending stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health.  

Sharon said: "Last year Cumbernauld band Falconhoof, from Abronhill High School, wrote a fantastic song for us called 'see me' to raise the profile of this important work. Highlighting that many people can, and most do, recover from a mental health problem.

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Free Mindfulness Classes Lanarkshire

Monday, September 14, 2015 By: Gerald | Tagged: , , |

Mindfulness Lanarkshire


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