Sporting heroes join SAMH

Sir Chris Hoy and Adam Peaty have joined forces with SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) today, Friday 10 August. The Olympic stars are urging sports clubs across the country to encourage more people to get physically active to improve their mental wellbeing. As the inaugural European Championships comes to an end in Glasgow this weekend, the sporting legends are asking organisations and clubs to get on board and inspire people across the country to embrace the sporting spirit and make a positive difference to their lives. SAMH ambassador Sir…

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SAMH and the Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab Announce PhD Scholarship

SAMH and the Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab (University of Glasgow) announce a PhD scholarship which will deliver ground-breaking research focusing specifically on men to understand suicide risk.    Although there have been many advances in our understanding of suicide risk, there are many gaps in our knowledge and, in particular, our ability to reach the most vulnerable men is limited*. Using a new theoretical model of suicidal behaviour developed by Professor O’Connor, this three year research programme, led by O’Connor will give us a deeper understanding of suicide risk in…

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Neil Lennon kicks off The Changing Room Campaign for the SAMH

Thursday 5 April marked the kick-off of The Changing Room; a unique project which uses the power of football to bring men aged 30 to 64 together encouraging them to take action on their mental health and wellbeing.  Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon, who has previously spoken about this own mental health struggles, kicks-off The Changing Room programme at Easter Road today.  “I’m delighted to support The Changing Room. It’s a great opportunity to promote positive mental health and wellbeing, and I’d encourage men to get involved in this programme…

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