Browsing All posts tagged under »mental health«

Living Well North Edinburgh AGM

October 24, 2014 by


’tis the season for AGMs … Living Well North Edinburgh (LWNE),  (formerly Pilton Reach Out Project (PROP) and PROP Stress Centre), is a community mental health organisation. The essence of LWNE is people working together to improve the mental health and well-being of their local community and themselves. It’s their AGM next week … LIVING […]

Autumn arts festival tackles mental health stigma

October 4, 2014 by


A national festival aiming to tackle the stigma of mental health launches across Edinburgh and the Lothians this weekend. The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival aims to challenge preconceived ideas of mental health as well as celebrate the artistic achievements of those with lived experience of mental health issues. More than 65 events will […]

Exposure: powerful images of mental health

October 3, 2014 by


Mental health issues have inspired a group of young people to produce a photography exhibition that will feature in a national festival next week. Exposure is the first photographic event by the City of Edinburgh Council’s Positive Steps for Young People (PS4YP), and will be a highlight of the Scottish Mental Health and Arts Film […]

Read between the lines and help to prevent suicide

September 8, 2014 by


Read between the lines – that’s the message being promoted by the City of Edinburgh Council during National Suicide Prevention Week. Two lives a day in Scotland are lost to suicide and the awareness week, which runs from today (Monday September 8), reaches out to the people close to those who are at risk. Events […]

Football tournament kicks off World Suicide Prevention Week

August 30, 2014 by


THE recent suicide of the much-loved actor Robin Williams highlighted how suicide can affect anyone. Sport can have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing, so a five-a-side football tournament will kick off World Suicide Prevention Week in Edinburgh next Saturday (6 September).  The Choose Life Challenge Cup will run from 9.30am until 12.30pm […]

Robin Williams death: mental health charity comments

August 12, 2014 by


Holywood actor and comedian Robin Williams has been found dead at his California home in an apparent suicide. His publicist said he had been “battling severe depression”. Following the tragic news of the death, Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of mental health charity Mind, said: “The apparent suicide of Robin Williams is a tragic and shocking event. […]

Living Well North Edinburgh: ‘helping people grow’

July 15, 2013 by


  Local community mental health organisation Living Well North Edinburgh is based at West Pilton Park. Formed in Autumn 2011 following a merger between PROP Stress Centre and the Clermiston-based Threshold Mental Health Project, the essence of LWNE is people working together to improve the mental health and wellbeing of their local community and themselves. ‘LWNE is all […]

Living Well welcomes new manager Sandra

October 9, 2012 by


Living Well North Edinburgh (formerly PROP Stress Centre) has warmly welcomed new manager Sandra Walkingshaw (pictured above). Sandra said: “I am delighted to have joined the Living Well team as the new manager. I am really looking forward to working with all our members, staff and volunteers on continuing the excellent work that is currently […]