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Health & Wellbeing evidence

FMQT Next Generation Event 1 – Question on Mental Health

  Why is there an increase in mental illness in students in both primary and high school and why is medicine deemed the go-to solution?   Watch the clip for the First Minister’s response.   […]

Health & Wellbeing evidence from the Everyone Has a Story Component 4 Report

Parental Problematic Substance Use Impact on Children

“When mum first did her detox I used to have sudden panic attacks; sudden anxiety that ‘gosh, she could start drinking again tomorrow.’”

Health & Wellbeing evidence from the Everyone Has A Story Component 1 Report

Parents with Problematic Substance Use

“I’m getting a detention for being late at school, but I had to get my brother ready.”

Health & Wellbeing evidence from the Our Generation’s Epidemic Report

Young People’s Views of Mental Health

Young people discuss where they get information about mental health from, who they feel they can talk to, barriers to talking about mental health and where they can access support.

Health & Wellbeing evidence from the Status of Young Women in Scotland 2016 Report

Young Women on Sexual Health, Education and Relationships

“I’m from a small town in an area, lots of pockets of wee villages with small town mentalities, the way people think about things are not very open. At school we didn’t learn about sexual identities or anything like that.”

Health & Wellbeing evidence from the Status of Young Women in Scotland 2016 Report

Young Women on their Mental Health

In discussions about mental health young women talked about their efforts to protect and strengthen wellbeing.

Health & Wellbeing evidence from the Status of Young Women in Scotland 2016 Report

Gender Based Violence

“I always still walk home alone like I’m kind of independent in that sense but I’m also holding my keys in my back pocket also I’ve got my partner on call stuff like that…”

Health & Wellbeing evidence from the Status of Young Women in Scotland 2016 Report

Young Mums Experience Inequality

“I’m going to bring him up to be [respectful of women]… ‘cause I’ve been through that. I’ve been disrespected.”

Health & Wellbeing evidence from the School Sexual Health and Relationship Education Report

Sexual health education for young people with additional support needs

Highland Children’s Forum was commissioned by Highland Council to undertake a service evaluation of the school-based sexual health and relationship education programme (SHARE) during 2017-2018.

Health & Wellbeing evidence from the I Witness: The Concluding Observations Report

Rights of Children and Young People Living with Mental Ill-Health

“We, as young carers, must be at the centre of what is being planned – our voices must be heard so that any support offered is relevant to us”