Health and wellbeing

A brand new book of light-hearted anecdotes and stories from the Scottish agricultural industry will be launched in the coming weeks.

The new book, “Farming is Still a Funny Business”, which has been compiled by farming journalist Andrew Arbuckle, is now available to pre-order, ahead of its full launch in October.

Scotland’s walking charity Paths for All has opened registration for its latest workplace walking challenge.

The Step Count Challenge is recruiting teams of five to sign up for the eight-week initiative which aims to get everyone moving more, sitting less and staying connected with workmates in and around the working day.

LGBTI+ Rural life during Covid19

Evidence suggests that the disproportionately high incidence of poor mental health within the LGBTI+ population living rurally is due to prejudice, isolation and minority stress. Prejudice and lack of inclusion is experienced in social life, the public sector, work life and school. Evidence shows that service provision is not meeting the needs of LGBTI+ people in rural areas in Scotland. This lack of provision leads to feelings of isolation and lack of visibility. 

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has urged smartphone users across Scotland to download NHS Scotland’s new contact tracing app to help suppress the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Protect Scotland app is now available to download for free via Apple and Google stores.

Communities in Carstairs Junction, Coalburn and Coulter are being asked to take part in a walking, cycling and wheeling mapping consultation between now and 18 October, to help create new active travel maps and wayfinding.

A new map showing the top e-bike trails in the Trossachs has been launched by Loch Lomond and Trossachs Countryside Trust and Forth Valley and Lomond Leader.

People are being asked to continue following the public health guidance issued during the first phase of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by using their local pharmacy, GP practice, local minor injuries unit or NHS 24 to get advice and help when they need medical care.

Mental Health Training & Financial Wellbeing


11:00 - Welcome and Introductions

11:05 Susan McWalter and Mel Newman, Mental Health Training Manager

Mental Health Training - ‘Working together to create a mentally healthy workplace’

Support in Mind Scotland launches external corporate training

RSABI is launching an ambitious campaign to attract 500 new businesses and individuals to join their Supporter Scheme.

This year the charity, which helps people in Scottish agriculture, is unable to hold its annual Great Glen Challenge fundraising event, which last year raised £53,000.