Employee Assistance Programme

Help at hand app screen

Balancing everyday life with the requirements of work and home can create pressures for all of us.  Did you know you have access to a new Employee Assistance Programme, provided by UNUM? Help@Hand, provides independent, confidential support and information to all employees and eligible family members. Your free services include access to: 24/7 free confidential […]

Anxiety and Depression

What is depression? Depression is a mental health problem that involves having a low mood or losing interest and enjoyment in things. It can also cause a range of other changes to how you feel or behave. The symptoms you experience may vary. How intense they are, how long they last, and how much they […]

Bereavement, Grief and Loss

Grief is something that everyone experiences at some point in their life, most commonly due to the loss of a loved one or friend but grief can also occur due to the loss of something else significant in our lives, such as our health.   Grief is a natural part of life and something that we […]

Suicide Prevention

On average two people take their own life in Scotland every single day – for family and friends, work colleagues and acquaintances the impact of losing someone in such tragic circumstances can be devastating. Some people considering self harm or suicide are at a time of crisis and their distress may be clear however often […]

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid, like any other type of first aid, is the help given to a person before appropriate professional help or treatment can be obtained.  Mental Health First Aid is the help given to someone experiencing a mental health problem before other help can be accessed. The aims of Mental health First Aid […]

Domestic abuse

The UK government’s definition of domestic abuse is ‘any incident or pattern of  incidents of controlling, coercive, threatening  behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.  The abuse can encompass, but is not limited to psychological, physical, sexual, […]