News: Great time to sign up as a Champion – events, training and opportunities!

Heidi Highlights, News

It’s never been a better time to join our Moray social movement for change as a Moray Wellbeing Hub Champion. We have some amazing Champion only events, training and opportunities for those keen to make a difference in their lives and those of their community. We all have mental health and at the Hub, we focus on what we have in common -one of those things is experiencing challenges and crisis in life, and we want to turn that into something positive and improve things. You don’t need any experience… except for in life itself! We don’t define by health …

Reflection: HUG Action for Mental Health visit, 27th July 2017

Heidi Highlights, Reflection

On Thursday, 27th July 2017, three Champions travelled to Inverness and we were warmly welcomed by the HUG Inverness team. We hoped to share a bit about what we do and learn in turn about what they are doing and how we might work together in the future. HUG Action For Mental Health are a collective advocacy group that are supported by the Highland council and other funders, to help the voice of people with experience of mental ill-health be heard both locally and nationally. They produce powerful reports as well as attend meetings with service providers. Weekly they host …

Activity: Booking now open for FREE Autumn wellbeing courses

Heidi Activity, Highlights

Our ‘Wellness College’ is now booking with quality assured peer-led courses in wellness, community and leadership. We have dates for Living Life to the Full and WRAP (Wellness Recovery / Resilience Planning) in both Elgin and Forres. We will be adding dates later this month for the east of Moray and for other courses. Click here to visit our Eventbrite page for all the listings and to book.

Reflection: SafeTALK training, suicidal experinces and peer-led support

Heidi Highlights, Reflection

  Aiming to coordinate a ‘Wellness College’ for Moray (where all courses for improving wellbeing can be found in one place), the hub has been working with Moray Council training department to promote their suicide awareness courses on SafeTALK in June 2017. Additionally our  Champions have been attending these courses to learn ways that we can support those attending with any further support as peers. As a result of their reflections on what they needed themselves in terms of post-course support, we are trialling a “debreif and support” peer-led meeting after the next course. Here folk can chat about their …

Survey: Public Life Matters 2017 – New Questionnaire: How do people with mental health issues get involved in the community?

Ewan Highlights, Survey

VOX Scotland need your help in answering some important questions: Do people with lived experience of mental illness want to become more involved in their communities? If so, in what roles? And do you feel there is anything getting in the way of their doing so? When we talk about “getting involved in the public life of your community” we mean either in an employed capacity or as a volunteer. It could be anything from joining the board of your children’s school to helping out at a local charity or community group. It might mean getting involved in politics by helping …