New mental health resource for Edinburgh residents launched by charity

The online space, iThrive Edinburgh, has been developed by Scottish mental health and wellbeing charity Health in Mind in partnership with Edinburgh’s Health and Social CarePartnership.

By Shona Elliott
Tuesday, 20th October 2020, 12:30 pm
Health in Mind volunteer promoting the new resource in the city.
Health in Mind volunteer promoting the new resource in the city.

The new service called ‘iThrive Edinburgh’ contains information about mental health and wellbeing services, events, news and self-help materials for Edinburgh citizens.

Online Information Development Worker at Health in Mind, Julie Huggan said: “I can’t wait for people to start using it so they can get the information they need, when they need it

“By working with professionals and people with lived experience of mental health difficulties, we have co-produced an accessible, easy to use and friendly resource.

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“We hope that iThrive Edinburgh will empower people to take control and make informed choices to improve their mental health and wellbeing.”

As part of the launch of iThrive Edinburgh, Health in Mind has launched their ‘ I thrive by...’ campaign, which asks citizens of Edinburgh to share the different ways they look after their mental health.

The campaign seeks to encourage people to talk openly about their mental health and wellbeing in the hope it will inspire others to take positive steps in their recovery.

You can share your ‘I thrive by’ ideas on Twitter: @Health_in_Mind #iThrive

Strategic Programme Manager at Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership Dr Linda Irvine Fitzpatrick said: “iThrive Edinburgh brings together a range of useful information and, as it has been co-created alongside the people of Edinburgh, I hope that the website will inspire people to be open about their mental wellbeing and feel more confident too."

Visit iThrive Edinburgh at: www.ithriveedinburgh.org.uk.

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