World Mental Health Day: In this together
On 10 October each year, the global community comes together to promote World Mental Health Day, aiming to encourage positive mental health and reduce stigma. Forces Children’s Education is proud to support such an important initiative.
National Education Officer (NEO) Carolyn MacLeod MBE, who runs Forces Children’s Education, said: “World Mental Health Day provides greater awareness and support for those who may be struggling in some way. We are dedicated to helping families and educators meet the specific needs of Forces families and to improve wellbeing.
“The information we provide to Armed Forces families (Veterans, Reserves and Regular Service) helps towards maintaining the wellbeing of the whole family.
“Through my role as NEO, we are continuing to identify and address the specific needs and challenges faced by children and young people of Forces families.”
Do you need help?
For support with your mental health and wellbeing, please speak to someone. A selection contacts are listed below:
- Samaritans call free, any time of the day or night, on 116 123
- Papyrus, for people under 35, call 0800 068 41 41 – 9am to midnight every day – text 07860 039967.
- Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) call 0800 58 58 58 – 5pm to midnight every day
These are just a few of the support services available. In an emergency, dial 999.
We have lots of useful guides for families of school-age young people in our Families section.
More for Educators
Our Educators section is filled with valuable information for teachers of Forces children across Scotland.