12s Promoting Mental Health and Well Being with Colleges and Universities in Lothian

Project aims to raise awareness of mental health and well being within college/ university settings; increase partnership working and understanding; develop expertise to deliver and facilitate training and education; extend and develop networks within and across agency boundaries and share learning within and beyond Lothian.

12s Project has been developed in partnership between Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and NHS Lothian.  The  project has worked in 12 Educational Settings being  6 Colleges and 6  Universities in Lothian with an estimate of  75,000 students and staff. 
Below are successful pieces of work that have been developed as part of the 12S Colleges and Universities work in Lothian.
University of Edinburgh : Development of web based resource for staff around mental health and wellbeing
The web based resource provide a comprehensive and easily accessible health promotion web portal for UoE staff  -
Heriot Watt University Information on Self-Harm
Resource about self-harm targeted specifically at students
produced a new resource that is accessible, informative and helpful to students in Edinburgh who are concerned about self harm
c.johnston@hw.ac.uk for more information

Resource Development - exam stress for non-traditional students
Heriot-Watt University developed a leaflet and resource to support students from a variety of backgrounds at exam time- contact Contact: c.johnston@hw.ac.uk 

Experiences of students with disabilities-development of podcasts
University of Edinburgh Disability Service created podcasts with students and staff talking about what supports their mental health.        

Student Experience- Stories of Recovery
Edinburgh College developed events focused on hearing people’s experiences of mental health problems and the tools, resources and journeys of recovery.
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