Mental health and wellbeing - NHS Health Scotland

Poor mental health is an important public health challenge and significant mental health inequalities exist in Scotland. Improving the mental health of the population is a national priority because improving mental health and wellbeing is recognised as having a positive effect on many different aspects of society.

You can find information in the weblink below on :

  • the Good Mental Health for All initiative
  • the Scottish Government’s Mental Health Strategy.

Featured Resources

Self harm

 This  booklet, will guide you through what causes people to self-harm, how to get help and how to help if you know someone who might be self-harming.

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Eating problems and your child

This booklet outlines information on various eating disorders, how to spot the signs and how you can help as a parent or carer.

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Depression and your child

In this boooklet you’ll find information on how depression affects children of different ages, the signs to look out for and how you can help.

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Sexual Abuse - your guide to what to do and who to talk to

In this booklet you’ll find information on sexual abuse, what it is, how it affects you and where to go to put an end to it.

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This leaflet outlines who gets bullied, what harm does bullying do and what can parents do to address a bullying situation. The leaflet is aimed at parents and professionals.

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Welcome to our new online public health and health improvement publications ordering system.

When placing an order for a health event please send the event date to or telephone  0141 201 4915. This will then be added to your order for processing.