“The essential moral vision of the establishment is that things are bad, used to be worse, and that we are on a journey to a better future. The struggle, you see, is very real.”
“As our national and international conversations turns increasingly towards post-Covid recovery, we will dwell less on what has traumatised us and more on what might heal us. Of course, this is where it gets tricky.”
Sean Bell: What does a post-Covid recovery for our mental health look like?
After a year of a public health crisis, does the Scottish government need to invest more in holistic, ‘joined-up’ healthcare, and initiatives such as social prescribing – connecting people to non-medical forms of support and community engagement.
Social Prescriptions as Investment for Scottish Healthcare
Childline has heard from almost 2,500 young people in Scotland alone since the beginning of the pandemic.
Is New Children’s Mental Health Funding Enough?
“Children and young people are least likely to be affected by Covid19 physically but are most likely to be affected psychologically.”
Schools Back: Covid-19 and Young People’s Mental Health
A new study has found a record-breaking heatwave in Siberia was made 600 times more likely by man-made climate change. Temperatures in the far north of Russia were more than five degrees above normal from January to June this year, causing permafrost to melt and forest fires to proliferate, which in turn increased more carbon […]
How do we avoid crisis-fatigue?
The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival is currently taking place online, and yesterday I watched ‘Riptide’, a film produced and directed by Tim Barrow, one of our Source Direct subscribers. It is a story about Jacob, living in Edinburgh and suffering from schizophrenia. He falls in love with another schizophrenic person, and what follows is a […]
Confront the structural forces inducing individualism and social isolation
“The pandemic has reinforced what should already have been obvious: our mental health is affected – adversely, more often than not – by the external circumstances we find ourselves in.”