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Mental Health and Social Support – Linking Research and Practice: Glasgow
Thu 23 March 2017, 16:30 – 19:00 GMT
Voluntary Health Scotland, Support in Mind and The Open University Scotland will jointly host a series of seminars that will focus on mental health and social support.
The second in this series will take place in Glasgow on the 23rd of March from 4.30pm- 7pm.
A light buffet and refreshments will be available on arrival.
This event is free to attend, but places are limited.
About the Event
Social support is the everyday assistance offered by family, friends, neighbours and colleagues, as well as the help offered by many charities and support services. It plays a vital role in maintaining mental health and wellbeing.
Lack of social support is associated with feelings of loneliness and isolation, which have been linked with poorer physical health, reduced life expectancy and a wide range of mental health problems including anxiety and depression.
Frances Simpson, Chief Executive, Support in Mind Scotland
Dr Jonathan Leach, Lecturer in Health and Social Care, The Open University