July 12, 2019

More than 5,000 workers will be trained in how to recognise and deal with psychological trauma.

The SNP Government’s Trauma Training Plan is the first of its kind in the UK and helps organisations ensure their staff have the skills and knowledge they need to support those who have been affected by traumatic experiences.

Police, social workers and...

June 4, 2019

On 14 May, Kenneth participated in the sod-cutting ceremony for the development of 17 new social care homes at Todhill Country Centre, which has been taken over by the Richmond Fellowship Scotland (RFS) charity.

RFS employs 3,000 and supports 2,500 people across Scotland with a broad range of needs to live as independently as possible in their ow...

May 18, 2019

The first ever national guidance for professionals giving advice and support to young people on healthy relationships and consent has been published.

It means that whenever a young person seeks advice - whether from a teacher, a health professional or a youth worker – they should receive consistent, age-appropriate information.

The guidance covers...

May 14, 2019

A new group will examine how body image impacts on young people’s mental wellbeing.

The SNP Government’s Advisory Group on Healthy Body Image will include members from youth, third sector and equalities groups and identify steps to improve support for young people and advice for relevant professionals.

The announcement ties in with Mental Health A...

March 29, 2019

New figures from the Scottish Parliament’s Information Centre (SPICe) reveal that NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Staff (CAMHS) numbers in Scotland have increased by 74% under the SNP from 599.4 Whole-Time Equivalent (WTE) in 2007 to 1043.6 WTE in December 2018.

The number of child specialist psychologists...

March 27, 2019

Celebrity endorsements are almost as old as advertising itself, but in recent years there has been a worrying rise in the number of celebrities endorsing diet or weight-loss products, particularly online.

On Wednesday, a debate took place about this alarming and damaging trend and Kenneth took the opportunity to contribute.

Please click on the vid...

February 26, 2019

More people in North Ayrshire are now able to access mental health support funded by the SNP Government, through a Whole Time Equivalent (WTE) of four additional mental health workers in key settings recruited across North Ayrshire as of January 2019, as well as another ten mental health nurses across Ayrshire.

The North Ayrshire Health and Socia...

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