mental health problems

Worried sick: experiences of poverty and mental health across Scotland

Throughout November and December 2013, SAMH invited service users and external organisations to participate in a series of discussion groups looking at the interaction of poverty and deprivation and mental health.

This paper forms part of SAMH’s Know Where to Go campaign – a Scotland-wide campaign to tackle the barriers to accessing information, help and support for mental health.

Role of diagnosis in counselling and psychotherapy

This unit explores the role of diagnosis in the treatment of mental health problems. It considers the history of our current understandings of 'mental health' and 'illness' with focus on the concepts of anxiety and depression, and looks at potential gains and losses in using diagnostic labels in counselling and pyschotherapy. This unit is an adapted extract from The Open University course D240 Counselling: exploring fear and sadness . It is at introductory level, and should take 8 hours to complete.

The HUG cookbook for action

Resources, advice and ideas for getting involved, offering support and taking action on issues that affect people with mental health issues.

Something's not right: how to help

This leaflet provide information about getting help for people who are worried about their own or someone else's mental health. It was published by Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) in 2011.

Making reasonable adjustments for students with mental health problems

Students in further and higher education are entitled to reasonable adjustments to their course and institution if they have a disability. This leaflet provides information about adjustments that can work for students with mental health problems. Leaflet published by Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) in March 2012.

Making reasonable adjustments at work

Under the Equality Act, people with disabilities are entitled to reasonable adjustments in the workplace. This leaflet provides information about adjustments that can help people with mental health problems. Leaflet published by Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) in March 2012.

The association between childhood cognitive ability and adult long-term sickness absence in three British birth cohorts: a cohort study

Paper which aimed to test the relationship between childhood cognitive function and long-term sick leave in adult life and whether any relationship was mediated by educational attainment, adult social class or adult mental ill-health.

Data from the 1946, 1958 and 1970 British birth cohorts was used. Initial study populations included all live births in 1 week in that year.

Think child, think parent, think family: final evaluation report [SCIE report 56]

In July 2009, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) published a guide entitled Think child, think parent, think family: a guide to parental mental health and child welfare to help services improve their response to parents with mental health problems and their families. This document and its overall ethos are here referred to as ‘think family’. This is the final evaluation report of the project, documenting the progress made by the sites involved, and making recommendations for future activity.

Hearing voices

The Hearing Voices booklet is designed to help people understand and cope with their experiences. It offers a range of advice on how to deal with voices, from tips for relaxation such as meditation and breathing exercises, to advice on how to engage with and manage the voices. Hearing Voices was produced by The Hive, a SAMH service based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, based on consultation with people who attend the regular Hearing Voices support group. Registration for a publisher username and password is required, in order to view this guide.

Mental health of prisoners

Report on visits made to prisons on mental health services in Scotland.