SAMH – Ask Them About Suicide

If you’re worried they’re thinking about suicide, ask them about suicide. ‘Ask Them About Suicide’ isn’t just about asking ‘how are you feeling?’, ‘are you ok?’ or ‘are you sure?’. It is about being braver than that. It is about trusting our gut, digging deep, and finding the courage within ourselves to ask the questions…

Forth Valley Advocacy – Advance Statements

Forth Valley Advocacy recently launched a Project to raise awareness of Advance Statements. Please take a couple of minutes to view this video and find out how Forth Valley Advocacy can help anyone interested in making an Advance Statement.

New | NHS Forth Valley Physical Activity Website

A new website has been created to make it easier for all healthcare professionals across Forth Valley to ‘prescribe’ a wide range of physical activities for local patients. The new physical activity web pages provide details of local activities, classes and services across Forth Valley suitable for people of all ages and abilities. This includes simple strength and…

NHS 24’s 111 service: New non-English Interactive Voice Response (IVR)

People whose first or preferred language is Arabic, Mandarin, Polish, Spanish, Romanian, Sorani, and Ukrainian can now choose to listen to Interactive Voice Response (IVR) messages in these languages. Having dialled 111, and pressed 9 on their phones, callers will have the option to press 1 if they want to listen to the IVR messages…

Shout – Mental Health Support

Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. Their trained volunteers are there for you 24/7 to listen and support you to get to a calmer and safe place. Shout is an anonymous service for anyone in the UK. It won’t appear on your phone…

Just Ask A Question

JAAQ is a free website for anyone to ask leading mental health professionals and people with experience, questions about different topics.This is a revolutionary way for people to have access to experts; through the power of conversation. Whether it’s for yourself, wanting to support someone you know, or you’re just curious to understand better, JAAQ…

How to Save a Life

Scottish Drugs Forum has now launched the How to Save a Life campaign #StopTheDeaths. Globally, around 150,000 people die due to drug overdose each year. In 2020, 1,339 people in Scotland died from a drug overdose. This is the seventh year in a row where there has been a record number of drug overdose deaths….

It’s Ok to Ask

“It’s Ok to Ask ” is a new NHS Scotland national campaign. It is intended to encourage people to ask questions during their healthcare appointments. As when you understand what’s going on with your health, you can make better decisions around your care and treatment. It’s important to know what’s going on with your own…

Falkirk HSCP – Social Channels

Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership is now on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to share updates on health and social care integration. The Partnership is responsible for planning, resourcing & operational oversight of Falkirk’s health & social care services. Its Integration Joint Board is made up of representatives from Falkirk Council, NHS Forth Valley, the…

Positive Work During Covid

Historically our service users had a building to come to meet, a place where they felt safe and met and socialised with others who had severe and enduring mental health issues. It has often been said that real growth begins by stepping out of your comfort zone and when the UK went into lockdown due…