News: The Community Minded App – helping people look out for their neighbours

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Purple Alert is a missing persons’ service for people with dementia that allows the community to help if someone with dementia is missing.  The service uses an app to share information at the point of crisis and allows for eyes and ears on the ground immediately helping with the search.  Top of the list in the challenges identified by people living with dementia is the desire to maintain independence for as long as possible and to continue to get out and about safely.  Purple Alert can give reassurance to families and carers who are concerned about the safety of loved …

News: Recruitment of General Members for the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland

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The Mental Health Tribunal is looking for new general members. Remuneration Daily fee of £402.71 Location Across Scotland Number of positions 15 Closing Date Midnight 22 October 2017 Time commitment Approximately 2 days per month Appointment term 5 years with automatic re-appointment subject to the provisions of the Tribunals (Scotland) Act 2014 (see note below)   Role description This is a rewarding role where you can make a real difference to people’s lives.  We are looking for people who can demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment and who wish to support the delivery of Justice in Scotland. The Mental Health Tribunal for …

News: NHS Health Scotland & ALLIANCE seek views on suicide prevention.

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Share your views on suicide prevention in Scotland We would like to invite you to attend one of three events, to share your views on suicide prevention in Scotland. We want to hear from those affected by suicide and those who directly engage with those affected to understand what could be done better or differently to reduce suicide and the impact it has on people, families and communities in Scotland. The events will influence the development of the Scottish Government’s next Suicide Prevention Action Plan, due to be published in spring 2018. The events will take place: Albany Centre, Glasgow …

News: Self-management Week (2-6th October), new resources availible

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Thank you to the ALLIANCE for this news story As part of Self Management Week 2017, a cross-sector group of staff will be coming together to promote the various ways in which people living with long term conditions can access information to support their health and wellbeing. Going in the Right Direction: Health Information for Health and Wellbeing is an opportunity for services providing health and social care information to promote their services to the wider public. A range of events will be taking place across Scotland in public libraries and NHS spaces. Download the Going in the Right Direction …

News: Untapped Talent campaign aims to bring recognition to young disabled people in the workplace

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Leonard Cheshire, a charity that supports disabled people to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose, have built a new campaign to highlight the inequalities around young people with disabilities and their treatment in the workplace. Read more about the research and the campaign here. half (51%) of 18–30-year-old adults said their teachers may have had lower expectations of them because of their disability

News: CHeX article on LGBT Wellbeing

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From time to time we share interesting and relevant articles from other sources. CHeX(Community Health Exchange)  has published an interesting article highlighting LGBT wellbeing at a time when rights for all are gaining more public awareness. Click here to read the article “A ‘rainbow’ umbrella – LGBT Health and Wellbeing” A reflection on where we are at in terms of the needs and rights of those of us whose sexuality and gender identity has in the past been deemed shameful and illegal but increasingly walk with pride and embrace the opportunity afforded by the equality of marriage legislation. Elspeth Gracey …

News: Creative Competition 2017 – MWH Champion is a Winner!

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The Health and Social Care Academy Creative Competition 2017 winners have been announced and one of our Champions, Matt Hu, has been declared the winner in the photography category with an image called “Hope”!  Well done to Matt and all the entrants.  You can read more here. You can learn more about the competition and see the winners at the Health and Social Care Academy website.  

News: 24 Hour Film Project for Young People – Edinburgh 30th September

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The Mental Health Foundation – Scotland would love to welcome young people aged 10+ to take part in a fun filled 24 hr experience to make a difference for other young people with long term health conditions on 3oth September in Edinburgh. Friends and siblings of young people with long term health conditions are also welcome. Their partners at young scot will facilitate a 24 hr film challenge allowing  participants to try their hand both in front of and behind the camera, while developing skills in social media reporting. A small, safe and fun group experience designed to make an impact. …

News: Recovery Colleges focus for Scottish Recovery Network (includes Moray Wellbeing Hub)

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With our focus on making peer-led learning available for Moray, Recovery Colleges are a topic close to our heart. That’s why we were delighted to be asked to comment for an article for the Scottish Recovery Network in their Recovery College focused eUpdate for September. You can read the article we are quoted in, What do we want recovery colleges to be? but you may also find the article by SRN Director Frank Reilly a useful companion. If recovery colleges are the answer, what is the question? If you have thoughts on what this means for us and what we …