Mental health is just as important as physical, and anyone can be affected by poor mental health at any age.

But sadly research shows that there is still stigma and discrimination attached to mental health, and we want to change that in Lanarkshire.

The College has pledged to join Stigma Free Lanarkshire in challenging mental health stigma and discrimination, and is committed to listening and learning from those who have experience of mental health problems to bring about real change – where stigma is left in the past. 

There are various free and confidential resources available to help you, a friend or family member get the help necessary for recovery.

We also have a close partnership with See Me and Suicide Prevention North Lanarkshire.

 

 

 Find out more about our partnership with Stigma Free Lanarkshire:

 

 

Upcoming Events

Walk a Mile

31st January 2018 at 1pm - Coatbridge Campus (Dunbeth Park)

Join fellow classmates or colleagues and walk a mile with us, meet new people, get some headspace and let’s talk about mental health!

Meeting place – Park Street Entrance, Coatbridge Campus.

Meeting time - 12.50pm

Click here for more information about Walk a Mile.

#PasstheBadge

We want you to “Start Talking” about mental health using the See Me Scotland digital badge.

You can do this by finding a photo which means something to you, then heading to www.passthebadge.co.uk where you can upload it and put our digital badge on.

Then share it on social media with a story about why you think it’s important to “Start Talking” about mental health.

Read more about how you can get involved 

Mental Health Training

We are partnered with Elament who offer Suicide Prevent Training in North Lanarkshire. 

Click here to find out about their training. 

Upcoming Events

Time to Talk

1st February 2018 

It’s easy to think there’s no right place to talk about mental health. But the more we talk about it, the better life is for all of us.

Too many people with mental health problems are made to feel isolated, worthless and ashamed. Time to Talk Day is a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.

Wherever you are – at home, at work or up the top of mountain! – have your conversation about mental health this Time to Talk Day.

Take part and download your resources here.

 

Student Training Events

"Mental Health and You" and "The Emotional Aspect of Stigma"

These training sessions will be held specifically for studnts and will run for 20- 30mins each.

Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided during the sessions.  

  • Motherwell Campus - The Social - 30th January 10.15am - 11.15am 
  • Coatbridge Campus - Common Room - 31st January 10.15am - 11.15am 
  • Cumbernauld Campus - The Den - 1st February 10.15am - 11.15am 

Attendance certificates will be provided and students can use these towards Be Engaged awards.

Take a minute, change a life

Suicide Prevention North Lanarkshire Council has developed a suicide prevention app in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council, Health Scotland and Health Improvement. 

The app is an information and signposting tool which provides a wide range of support services, guidance and advice on suicide prevention.

Main features include; Guides to talking, listening and reducing stigma surrounding suicide, 24hr list of resources including phone numbers and websites links, the myths and facts about suicide.

To download search for SP NLC on your mobile app store. 

Support and information

 

Resources for staff

See Me

Elament

 

 

Resources for Family and Friends

See Me

Elament

 

Resources for Young People

See Me

Elament

Learn more

Learn the facts about Mental Health in Scotland