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November 2013 - Scottish charity wins award for the second time

Investing in volunteersSCOTTISH charity, Health in Mind, has been awarded the Investing in Volunteers (IiV) accreditation for the second time for its commitment to the volunteers who make a considerable contribution to the organisation. [also covered by WithScotland]

November 2013 - Christmas lunch to help banish loneliness

SANTA Claus is coming to town on Wednesday 27 November and making a guest appearance at a special Christmas Lunch at the Chaplaincy Centre, 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh.

November 2013 - New Town Matters: Someone to lean on

For Kevin Kent, assistant manager of the befriending service launched this year by New Town-based charity Health in Mind, making a big difference to someone's life can be "as simple as meeting them once a week for a cup of coffee".

November 2013 - The Scotsman: Letter to the Editors - Change a Life

The figures published by the Office for National Statistics indicating that 1.7 million elderly widows are living on their own in the UK (your report, 1 November) are a cause for great concern, particularly as recent research by University College London, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows there is an established a link between isolation and early death.

November 2013 - Mary's gelato 'scoops' funds for Scottish charity

EDINBURGH-based Mary’s Milk Bar is tucked away in the Grassmarket and owner, Mary Hillard, recently teamed up with Scottish charity, Health in Mind, to host four special evenings for people to raise funds, whilst learning about and enjoying the art of gelato.

October 2013 - SMAFF - 'Reality Bites!'

AS part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival, the Life in Progress Theatre Group will present – for one night only – an innovative drama experience called ‘Reality Bites!’, on Thursday 17 October.

August 2013 - Trauma Counselling Line Scotland

AN unique Scotland-wide counselling service is preparing its counsellors for an upsurge in calls about child sexual abuse. Trauma Counselling Line Scotland (TCLS) is run by Scottish charity Health in Mind and team leader, Eileen Hone, knows from experience how media coverage can affect the victims of abuse who have tried to bury the memories of their own horrific experiences; sometimes for decades.

July 2013 - Volunteer 'friends' help lonely avoid an early death

A PROJECT to try to tackle loneliness with volunteer “friends” is being expanded following research showing a link between isolation and early death.

June 2013 - Mental health charity given £200 donation from ASDA

A CHARITY which helps ­people with mental health ­difficulties has received a £200 donation from Asda.

May 2013 - Launch of Eastspace

A new website offering information about local mental health and wellbeing services has been unveiled in East Lothian.

March 2013 - Is working from home good for your mental health?

UNLIKE Yahoo, who recently revealed they are to stop home-working, many businesses are making moves to increase flexibility for employees to help with work/life balance and support families.

January 2013 - International women's day

resolveINTERNATIONAL Women’s Day is on Friday March 8 2013 and thousands of events are being held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. One such event is being hosted by the Edinburgh Social Enterprise, resolve.

January 2013 - The Scotsman: Surge in 'calls for help' amid Savile scandal

A COUNSELLING service that helps survivors of childhood abuse has revealed a rise in calls in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.

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