I.ROC wellbeing website launches

We help the people we work with to recover from mental ill health and to fulfil their potential. We feel it is important to know if the work we are doing is of value to those who use our services. That is why we developed I.ROC (individual recovery outcomes counter) and the HOPE framework, and … Continued

Penumbra visit Edinburgh University women’s football clubs

Penumbra visited Edinburgh University Women’s Football Club and Edinburgh University Hutchison Vale Women’s Football Club today to raise awareness of mental health issues and to encourage players and support staff to seek help if they need to. Recovery Practitioners from Penumbra visited the squads to highlight that young women, students, and elite sports performers are … Continued

Penumbra Chief Exec speaks at Mental Health Europe event

On Tuesday (7 February) Penumbra Chief Executive and Mental Health Europe Chair Nigel Henderson travelled to the European Parliament for the Mental Health Europe event on mental health and active ageing, hosted by Deirdre Clune MEP. The Irish Minister for Mental Health and Older People, Helen McEntee, also participated in the discussions with other prominent … Continued

Youth Project Pilots Resilience Programme in Borders Schools

The Borders Youth Project, run by mental health charity Penumbra, has developed a 4-week Resilience Programme which will be piloted in Jedburgh Grammar School and Selkirk High School throughout February and March 2017. The programme will focus on prevention rather than intervention, and aims to promote resilience through mental health awareness raising. Young people engaging … Continued

New Mental Health and Wellness Centre for Moray

Mental health charity Penumbra has been commissioned to provide a new mental health and wellness centre in Elgin. The service will be delivered through an innovative partnership with Community Renewal and will act as the single access point for a range of adult services designed to promote positive mental health and support people to recover … Continued

Penumbra team up with IPA Scotland to tackle poor body confidence

Scotland’s most creative students are being sought to help tackle one of the biggest issues for young people today – poor body confidence. Penumbra has teamed up with IPA Scotland and Skills Development Scotland to promote the 2017 Student Advertising Awards, a competition for students looking to kickstart their career in advertising. This year’s competition … Continued

Chief Exec speaks at Mental Health Europe conference

Penumbra Chief Executive and president of Mental Health Europe, Nigel Henderson, traveled to Dublin to speak at an event on Capacity Building. 200 people including the Irish Minister for Health attended the event, which also celebrated Mental Health Ireland’s 50 Year Anniversary. The event opened on Monday 21 November with a discussion on the European perspective … Continued

Penumbra Borders team up with Radio Borders for Mission Christmas

Radio Borders’ Mission Christmas launches on 14 November, with some of the donations going to people in the Borders who are supported by Penumbra. Radio Borders is asking its listeners to buy an extra present this Christmas to give to a disadvantaged local child to make their Christmas morning special. They are looking for new … Continued

Miles Briggs MSP visits Edinburgh Crisis Centre

Today (7 November 2016) Lothian regional list MSP Miles Briggs visited the Edinburgh Crisis Centre, a 24/7 mental health crisis service run by mental health charity Penumbra and funded jointly by NHS Lothian and the City of Edinburgh Council. Mr Briggs, the Scottish Conservative Spokesperson for Mental Health and Public Health, visited the service to find … Continued

Penumbra talk mental health with Hibs development squad

Penumbra visited Scottish Cup winners Hibernian FC recently to raise awareness of mental health issues and to encourage players and staff to seek help if they need to. Recovery Practitioner Steven Mathers visited the Hibernian Training Centre in Ormiston, East Lothian, to speak to Hib’s Development Squad – their under 20 players. He told them that adolescent males, … Continued

Edinburgh Crisis Centre to celebrate 10 year anniversary

The Edinburgh Crisis Centre will celebrate its 10 year anniversary with an event at Leith Ex Servicemen’s Club (7 Smiths Place, Leith, EH6 8NT) on 6 September 2016 between 11am – 12noon. Malcolm Chisholm, the former MSP for Edinburgh North and Leith and Scottish Government Minister for Health and Community Care, will be speaking at … Continued