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From Small Things... A discussion on mental health in Highland

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Strathpeffer Pavilion

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IV14 9DW

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On the 25th May 2018 the HTSI will host our annual conference in Strathpeffer. This year we will host a discussion around mental health and wellbeing; because last year, through the work we carried out with colleagues from within the Public Sector in the development of the Highland Outcome Improvement Plan, you told us that mental health is an area where more needs to be done.

There are worrying and evident inequalities in mental health outcomes throughout Scotland and a very clear link between the prevalence of mental ill health and your socioeconomic status, gender and age. Unemployment, learning disabilities, sexual orientation, domestic abuse, substance misuse and adverse childhood experiences, for example, place you at a greater risk of mental ill health.

Your chance of having a mental health problem almost doubles if you live within a deprived area. Similarly your risk of suicide increases more than three times. In 2016, 728 people died of suicide in Scotland, that’s fourteen people a week or two a day. Per head of population Highland had the third highest level of suicides for all NHS Health Boards in Scotland over the four year period from 2012—2016; despite an overall reduction in suicide rates over the same period.

The size and complexity of the subject can be daunting but are there opportunities for us to focus on smaller actions which we can personally commit to undertake and when combined with other similar commitments start to generate significant impact? Will the power of many small actions start to tackle the complexity of improving mental health and wellbeing in Highland more successfully than one larger public sector led agenda? What would that even look like? Lets find out…..

Early Bird Discounts (Booked before the 13th April 2018):

Member £Free *

Non - Member (3rd Sector) £10

Non - Member (Other) £15

Bookings after the 14th April 2018:

Member £10

Non - Member (3rd Sector) £20

Non - Member (Other) £35


*PLEASE NOTE: All ’Free’ bookings for members will be subject to an administrative charge of £25 on the event of a ‘no show’ or cancellations less than 48 hrs in advance of the event to help cover costs incurred.

All invoices will be sent to the attendee within 5 working days following booking and should be paid in advance of the event.

If you are eligible and wish to join the HTSI (free of charge) to benefit from the reduced rate you can indicate this when you book and a separate membership form will be sent with your invoice. The discount will apply at the time of booking.


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