This week, Achieve More has joined charities and other public bodies across the country in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week. A campaign to raise awareness and promote positive changes to improve everyone's mental health. Furthermore, the theme of the campaign is a common effort to reconnect with nature and sport. Thanks to our work, we have witnessed the impact in one person's life of regular physical activity and the key role that it can play on early development.
Achieve More Scotland is proud to support Children’s Mental Health Week 2021 which takes place from February 1-7, raising awareness of the mental health challenges that many young people face.
Today marks the end of #AlcoholAwarenessWeek where we have been sharing relevant information and facts created by Alcohol Change. One of the most interesting articles looks at the link between alcohol and mental health. So we share here some of their resources and text. Alcohol has been described as ‘the UK’s favourite coping mechanism’, and many of us do drink to try and help manage stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health problems. This is sometimes called ‘self-medicating’ with alcohol. Unfortunately,
Mental health problems can affect the way you think, feel and behave. Some mental health problems are described using words that are in everyday use, for example, ‘depression’ and ‘anxiety’. This can make them seem easier to understand, but can also mean people underestimate how serious they can be. A mental health problem feels just as bad, or worse, than any other illness – only you cannot see it. Although mental health problems are very common – affecting one in four people in
As you will be aware, the Prime Minister announced tonight measures which effectively puts our country into a state of lockdown. In order that we adhere with the government measures we sadly require to notify to all of our participants, families and supporters that we have to close all services, including our work in schools and communities until further notice. While it was indicated by the Prime Minister that the restrictions would be in place for 3 weeks initially, it
We finish #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek with a last testimony from one of our staff members who shares his experience and struggles with body image. How body Image affects men? I think body image affects men in different ways. Especially in society today with social media etc. Portrayed to have 6 packs and stuff which can lead to people being depressed anxious constantly. What can be done for men struggling with this? There is help out there to speak to people if they are struggling but I know that
To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week we have decided to share some of our young people´s opinion on Body Positivity. Today we interview Esther. Why body image affects so many young woman/girls ? When young girls hit puberty they want to make boys like them, but the boys like all the celebrities that have undergone plastic surgery or their favourite influencer has a body they would like. Opinion on body image is so predominant nowadays for young people? It’s prominent
During #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek we also wanted to focus in the struggles that males go through when it comes to their bodies and appearance. To do so, we have interviewed Ryan, one of our staff members. How body Image affects men? I think body image can affect men as a lot of can be self-conscious and lose confidence in themselves if they don’t feel comfortable with themselves. What can be done for men struggling with this? I think they should have someone to speak to and for
Today we interview Eve, one of the participants of our activities Why body image affects so many young woman/girls ? I think that body image affects so many young girls today because from a young age we are taught to look a specific way , the ideal “look” is incredibly unrealistic however when girls realise they don’t fit into that specific category of what’s beautiful , they start to believe that they are not worth it. Media Influences today is also a big factor, girls
Kiera, Head of Dance for Achieve More Scotland has taken part in a youth worker training in Macedonia. In 2017 Kiera attended a 5-day training course with 30 other youth workers from across Europe to explore using dance to support young people at risk of offending. Kiera puts her Erasmus+ experience down to her growing maturity in her youth work practice that supports over 1000 girls and young women across the City of Glasgow each week. Since then, Kiera has supported 4 young women to take