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Flu warning

NHS Highland would like to remind people not to visit family or friends in hospital if they have flu symptoms or are in contact with someone with the flu.

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David Stewart MSP.

Backing for rural mental health project

Highlands and Islands Labour MSPs, Rhoda Grant and David Stewart, are backing the ‘Well Connected Communities’ project from mental health charity Support in Mind Scotland and the National Rural Mental Health Forum.

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Viv Hamilton
Community Development Worker (Argyll & Bute)
Support in Mind Scotland

Rural mental health tackled

Bute is to benefit from a new project by the mental health charity Support in Mind Scotland and the National Rural Mental Health Forum.

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Irene Wilson, Allan McFarlane and Maureen McDonald at the launch of the Bute Kidney Patients' Support Group campaign to bring a satellite dialysis facility to the island, back in 2015.

Kidney group hits milestone

The Bute Kidney Patients Support Group is delighted to announce that it has now passed the milestone of £100,000 in its fundraising efforts.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. 



Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

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Highest work injury figures

Highest work injury figures

New figures have revealed that Argyll and Bute has the highest rate of workplace injuries in Scotland, and the tenth highest in Britain.

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Is your job hazardous to your health?

Is your job hazardous to your health?

Sitting down at work is often blamed for poor health, but office workers are less likely to die early than a builder, according to a new study.

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Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

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The average home holds a host of hidden dangers, especially for the young, the elderly and those who are the most vulnerable.

Driving home the burns awareness message

Home is where the heart is, it’s where you are meant to feel the most safe.

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Fiona Laurence is the social prescribing link worker at the Bute Practice.

New social health initiative piloted in Rothesay

Funding has been secured for a new approach to social services, to provide clinical solutions that don’t involve medicine.

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YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign.

YMCA Scotland supports #IAMWHOLE campaign on World Mental Health Day

YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign, as new research reveals the damaging effects of negative language and stereotypes about mental health.

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NHS24 will use the development funding to improve the services it offers to people experiencing low mood, depression and anxiety, supporting those who need unscheduled care but do not require to contact emergency services.

£500k to improve first response mental health services.

Patients experiencing mental health problems will be better supported – thanks to a half million pound increase in funding.

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See Me is encouraging us all to talk about our mental health.

Call to start conversations on World Mental Health Day

Mental health is part of everyone’s day to day life, it affects all of us and we all need to talk about it – starting on World Mental Health Day.

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Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell today joined four-year- old Lyle Findlay at his vaccination appointment. Pic: Mark F Gibson.

Parents urged to join the fight against flu

Parents of two-five year olds are encouraged to join the fight against flu this winter, by ensuring their children get their flu vaccination.

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All flavours of Macb water have now been recalled.

Scots soft drinks maker recalls all flavoured water due to "presence of mould"

A Scottish drinks brand which had previously recalled its raspberry and kiwi flavoured water has now been forced to withdraw its entire range from sale "due to the presence of mould".

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Dr Mhairi Thurston

Call to rectify “patchy” school counselling services

A psychology expert has called for school-based counselling services to be available for all children across Scotland.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison with Amanda Kopel.

Frank’s Law - Free personal care for under 65s

At least 9000 families in Scotland will benefit from the introduction of free personal care for everyone who requires it, regardless of age.

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The Mental Health Foundation Scotland has launched its 'It's time to talk about it campaign' ahead of Suicide Prevention Day.

Charity calls for action to tackle rising suicide rate

A mental health charity has called for an open discussion on suicide prevention after the first rise in suicides in Scotland for six years.

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New figures show a  third (33 per cent) of homes in Scotland do not have a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm.

Families in Scotland at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning in their homes

A third of homes in Scotland don’t have a carbon monoxide alarm to help protect people from potentially fatal CO poisoning.

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Conversation Cafes are being held this week on 14 routes across Scotland.

Conversation Cafés to help mark Suicide Prevention Day

Conversation Cafés will be set up in railway station across Scotland this week to offer support to people as part of World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10.

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