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  • 26th June 2023

    Baton of Hope

    Breathing Space were pleased to support the Baton of Hope tour on the Edinburgh section of it’s journey across the UK  – alongside many of our friends and partner organisations. Starting in Glasgow on 25 June 2023 the Baton will travel to all the nations of the UK to reach it’s destination in London on 5th July. Designed to be the biggest suicide awareness and prevention initiative the UK has ever seen, opening up necessary conversations and prompting appropriate actions the spe ...

  • 1st June 2023

    New Breathing Space Bench in Selkirk

    Breathing Space were pleased to be present at the inauguration of our latest bench at the Haining Estate, Selkirk on Wednesday 24 May. The bench is a collaboration between Breathing Space, NHS Borders and members of the After a Suicide Working Group and is located in the peaceful grounds of the estate as a place for rest and reflection. Tony Mclaren, National Coordinator for Breathing Space said “Breathing Space are honoured to be celebrating the installation of our latest bench in the Haini ...

  • 20th May 2023

    Free online resources for all

    Everyone in Scotland now has access to free online resources for support with their mental wellbeing. If you struggle with worry and anxiety,  NHS Scotland offer free resources you can use to discover potential patterns in your own life and learn techniques to manage them. NHS inform is home to apps and online courses that address common concerns such as stress, anxiety, and sleep problems. The resources are clinically assured from NHS trusted providers Silvercloud, Daylight and Sleepio and are a ...

  • 17th February 2023

    Leadhills Bench installed

    Breathing Space are pleased to see another bench installed, in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire and Leadhills Family Action Group. Conveniently located for the village, the bench was formally inaugurated by Mairi McAllan MSP during a morning of activities including a wellbeing walk in glorious sunshine. A range of groups attended with stalls and information to support Leadhills development as a mentally healthy community. Lisa Jane Dock, Development Officer at Breathing Space said “We are deligh ...

  • 1st February 2023

    Breathing Space Day

    As Breathing Space Day approaches on 1st February 2023 the message for people across Scotland who might be feeling down is one of hope and support. Scotland’s mental health service, Breathing Space,  is encouraging people to open up when they are feeling down, instead of hiding behind the phrase we all use, ‘I’m fine’. They are sharing a short film about how some of those who support the service find their own breathing space. Opening up to friends, colleagues, or family is ...

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