Scottish Government Minister for Mental Health visits Edinburgh Crisis Centre

Scottish Government Minister for Mental Health Maureen Watt MSP today (16 November 2017) visited the Edinburgh Crisis Centre – a service unique in Scotland in offering quick-access 1-1 and short-stay residential mental health crisis support alongside freephone, text and email support. Created following a 10 year campaign by service users, the Crisis Centre provides support … Continued

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Glasgow MSP visits Penumbra Milestone

Today (24 October 2017) Glasgow MSP Annie Wells visited Penumbra Milestone, a service which provides support to people with a diagnosis of Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD). ARBD (Alcohol Related Brain Damage) is the term that is used to describe a range of symptoms which occur following a prolonged period of heavy drinking, such as: … Continued

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Reclaim, Restore, Recover artwork exhibited in Townhill

Artwork created by people receiving support for self harm will go on display near Dunfermline later this month. Reclaim, Restore, Recover is a collection of paintings, sketches and sculptures made by people accessing the Fife Self Harm project, a Dunfermline based service run by the mental health charity Penumbra. The artwork was created at two … Continued

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Penumbra to feature at Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

A film featuring people supported by Penumbra is being shown in Glasgow as part of this year’s Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. In Place explores the mechanisms we use to cope in our daily lives, questioning the line between the positive and the negative. The three people that the film follows – a young skateboarder, … Continued

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SDS evaluation report released

Self directed support (SDS) became law on 1 April 2014. It allows people to choose how their support is provided, and gives them as much control as they want over their individual budget. Put simply, SDS is the support a person purchases or arranges, to meet agreed health and social care outcomes. Penumbra has today … Continued

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Gender pay gap published

The Gender Pay Gap Regulations came into force in April 2017. The regulations mean that all employers with 250 or more employees are required to report their gender pay gap on an annual basis. The gender pay gap is defined as the difference between male and female average earnings in the time period, regardless of … Continued

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Penumbra Podcast launched on World Mental Health Day

Mental health charity Penumbra has launched a Podcast on World Mental Health Day (10 October 2017). Christopher from Plan2Change in Edinburgh joined Robin to discuss Peer Work in the first ever Penumbra Podcast. Each month Penumbra plans to record an interview on a mental health topic. Mental health in the workplace is the theme of … Continued

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Penumbra launch body image programme for primary school children

Mental health charity Penumbra has today (27 September) officially launched a programme to tackle negative body image in young children. “My Body My Way” has been developed in collaboration with primary schools in North Ayrshire. The programme is designed to help primary school children explore issues of body image and how factors such as the … Continued

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Penumbra at Future Pathways awareness event in Aberdeen

Future Pathways is holding an information event in Aberdeen today (26 September), to help raise awareness of the project. Future Pathways offers help and support to people who were abused or neglected as children while they were living in care in Scotland. It works to help survivors access person-centred support that will help them to … Continued

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Penumbra takes part in Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

Now in its fifth year, Out of Sight, Out of Mind is returning as part of the 2017 Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. The event is a collaborative exhibition of over 100 artworks in various media, created by people who are using the arts to express themselves in relation to their experiences of … Continued

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New board members appointed at AGM

Mental health charity Penumbra has appointed three new board members at its AGM last night (20 September 2017). The new trustees have a board range or skills and experience covering strategic planning in health and social care, human resources, and finance. The new board members are:   Colin Briggs Colin’s professional career to date has … Continued

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£1300 raised for Edinburgh Crisis Centre

A specialist mental health service in the capital has received a cash boost following a fundraising event held last month. Staff, former service users, and supporters packed out the Ex-Serviceman’s Club in Leith to raise money for the vital mental health service. The Edinburgh Crisis Centre is one of only a handful of mental health … Continued

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Bench unveiled at Botanic Gardens to mark Suicide Prevention Week

A bench has been unveiled by suicide prevention campaigners in Edinburgh. Representatives from Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) and Choose Life unveiled the bench at the Royal Botanic Gardens on Thursday (7 September), ahead of Suicide Prevention Week (10-16 September). The campaigners hope the bench, which is inscribed “I loved you at your darkest … Continued

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Parcelforce deliver mega cheque to support mental health in Glasgow

Parcelforce staff in Glasgow have presented a local mental health charity with a massive cheque following a marathon fundraising effort. The cheque was handed over to Alison Garrow (pictured front second from right) from the mental health charity Penumbra at the Parcelforce depot in Cambuslang. Staff at the depot decided to fundraise for mental health … Continued

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Mindframe: art exhibition and fashion show

The Scottish Design Exchange presents Mindframe, a fashion show and art exhibition in aid of Penumbra, one of Scotland’s leading mental health charities. The event will take place on Thursday 5 October from 7pm at Custom Lane, in Leith, Edinburgh. The event will include a showcase of innovative fashion from Scottish designers, a drinks reception … Continued

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Edinburgh MP visits Penumbra Milestone

Today (15 August 2017) Edinburgh South West MP Joanna Cherry visited Penumbra Milestone, a service which provides support to people with a diagnosis of Alcohol Related Brain Damage (ARBD). ARBD (Alcohol Related Brain Damage) is the term that is used to describe a range of symptoms which occur following a prolonged period of heavy drinking, … Continued

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Green-fingered volunteers transform allotment for mental health group

The New Shoots Gardening Group in Aberdeen welcomed a team of volunteers to their allotment day earlier this month. New Shoots is made up of people supported by Papermill Gardens, a mental health service which supports people living in individual tenancies provided by Langstane Housing Association. The gardening group encourages people to get active and … Continued

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