World Mental Health Day: Make it Count

On 10 October every year it is World Mental Health Day (WMHD) and this year’s theme is young people and mental health in a changing world.  It’s important to talk about mental health all year round but every year WMHD highlights the need to speak openly and honestly about our mental wellbeing. A stigma still exists around conversations about mental […]

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100,000 Scots to be trained in data skills over the next decade

Two Edinburgh universities have launched a drive to train 100,000 Scots in data skills over the next decade. The new venture between Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt universities could transform the area into the data capital of Europe. It is estimated that Scotlands needs around 13,000 extra workers with data skills each year. The Scottish Government’s Digital Strategy includes plans to tackle […]

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Scotland to offer free sanitary products to all students

The Scottish government has announced a new scheme to provide free sanitary products to all students.  The move will help to combat period poverty- when girls and women struggle to pay for basic sanitary products on a monthly basis. A survey by Young Scot found that around one in four respondents were affected by this each month. The new £5.2 […]

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