Glasgow community centre The Space tackling mental health with free events

A community centre in Glasgow’s east end is running a number of wellbeing events aimed at combatting mental health problems. The Space, on London Road, is running a “pay-what-you-decide” scheme for the events, meaning that anyone can get involved, regardless of income. Figures released by the Mental Health Foundation reveal that those living in the …

ASSIST boss calls for mandatory training for all sheriffs in Scotland’s domestic abuse cases

All sheriffs presiding over domestic abuse cases in Scotland should undertake mandatory training, according to a leading campaigner. Mhairi McGowan, head of advocacy group ASSIST, which offers training in domestic abuse courts, says that the reluctance of some sheriffs to accept education has resulted in a “postcode lottery” of how domestic abuse is handled. It …

End-of-life decisions should never have been a matter for the courts

Yesterday, the court of protection ruled that legal intervention should no longer be necessary when making decisions regarding the end of life. Understandably, this is a hugely contentious issue for the majority of people; sadly, it is likely to be a consideration for most, if not all of us, at some point, when considering either …