The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) are running a pharmacy bag campaign this month in all of our 469 independent community pharmacies across Scotland.
Signposting their support and information services, the pharmacy bags give people who are seeking support or have questions about their mental health, the opportunity to get in touch with the country’s leading mental health charity.
Raising awareness of the fact that many of those who have mental health problems are struggling to access help, SAMH know that talking is the first step to improving mental wellbeing and that helping someone who is at their lowest point could save their life.
Pharmacies dispense medication to people with a wide variety of mental health issues including depression to anxiety, so by placing a message of support discreetly into someone’s hands they are helping those that need it make that first step.
The SAMH support and information services can be accessed by calling 0344 800 0550, by emailing email@example.com or online at samh.org.uk/info