It is International Books Day! Let's celebrate remembering some fantastic books written by working class people World Book Day was created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It is marked in over 100 countries around the globe. The first World Book Day in the UK and Ireland took place in 1997 to encourage young people to discover the pleasure of reading. Today we wanted to take the opportunity to share some books written by
Did you know that 50% of those with a lifetime mental health problem first experience symptoms by the age of 14? At Achieve More we have a long term commitment with children and young people's mental health. We have supported many campaigns over the years and discussed the importance of proper support for those who need it most. Because of that, in celebration of #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek2022 we wanted to gather some of the resources that has been published over the last
The rise in drug-related deaths in Scotland has been relentless, with the number of deaths increasing almost every year since the 1990s earning Scotland the title of “drug death capital of the world”. Some 1,264 people died from drug-related causes in 2019—an all-time-high for Scotland, higher than any other European country, and nearly three times that of the UK as a whole. The majority of these deaths are in long term users, generally over the age of 35.Other studies report
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,
Everything we shared during October to celebrate black lives and history. Our podcast In Conversation with Councillor Graham Campbell https://open.spotify.com/show/7vJNuXWozcPtUST0uRsodi The values and goals by Black Lives Matter Scotland After the murder of George Floyd, some of our participants shared their experiences of racism in Scotland with us. We wanted to highlight some of them during #BlackHistoryMonth to remind people the importance of being anti-racist and working together to end discrimination. My Story. Historial Figures.
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
This year has been a year like no other. None of us have ever lived through a pandemic, a lockdown and seen so many restrictions imposed on us. We understand why these decisions were taken and we understand that this current situation has left us all with many challenges. We at Achieve More Scotland understand the challenges that you have all faced: Not being able to meet up and socialise with your friends, not being able to participate in sport