Interested in promoting positive mental health?







Places still remain at the SAPCC Annual Conference and AGM to be held on Saturday 24 September 2016 at Cross House, Linlithgow (9.45am until 4pm).

This year’s Margaret Allan Lecture, ‘Promoting Positive Mental Health’ will be delivered by keynote speaker, Chris Williams, Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry at the University of Glasgow.

Lunch and AGM (AGM attendance optional) will be followed by a series of workshops that should be of interest to all who wish to find out more about topical mental health issues that affect many in society today.  Delegates will be able to attend either three out of the three Block One workshops, or one from Block One plus one Art Therapy (Block Two) workshop.

Block One Workshops (each workshop will run three times):

Scottish Mental Health First Aid (SMFHA)  – taster sessions being run by Aileen Fleming, a pastoral care giver and counsellor for women in crisis.  SMHFA is a project supported by the Scottish Government to improve and promote the mental health of the people of Scotland.  Like any other type of First Aid, Mental Health First Aid is the help given to a person before appropriate professional help can be obtained.

Pre and Post Natal Depression – workshop being delivered by CrossReach Bluebell PND counselling service giving helpful insights for those working with new parents as to how to recognise signs of PND, to look at ways of helping and how to refer to local points of support.

Mental Health Issues and Young People – workshop delivered by Rachel Eastop, an experienced children and young people’s counsellor who works systemically with families and founder of the charity Headroom which is a children and young people’s counselling service in the West Fife area.  Rachel will speak about the issues and provide helpful insights for those in contact with youngsters in churches or other groups.

Block Two Workshop (this workshop will run twice):

Art Therapy – This workshop taster will be led by two qualified Art Therapists, Andrea and Aileen, from Health in Mind. It will last for an hour and 20 minutes and will include a brief introduction and short video. There will then be an opportunity to use some of the art materials followed by time for questions and discussion.

To book a place please contact:

Suzie Stark (Secretary, SAPCC) at

The cost of the event (lunch provided) is £20 (£15 concessions) payable on the day.

Please advise which workshops you wish to attend and of any dietary or access requirements.  Directions and further details will be sent out once booking is received.