Reflection: Course on Online Bullying of Children and Young Adults, 6th September 2017

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The above course was held on 6th September 2017, it was co-ordinated by a lady from “Respect Me” attended by 18 people from various organisations including Police Scotland and myself. The introduction to this course was through an activity, remembering what it was like in our teenage years, our twenties and now, asking if we had access to the internet,( which is a place – not a thing that everyone accesses at some point in their lives.) My teens:  I remember having no internet, or mobile phone: the way of contacting friends was normally done at the school gate when …

Resource: Self-directed Support – Legal Rights Project

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The MECOPP Carers Centre in Edinburgh would like to let you know about their new Self-directed Support legal rights project, “The 3 R’s Project”. The project may be of interest to carers and/or the supported person, where they have encountered difficulty accessing or using Self-directed Support. The project is funded by The Baring Foundation and the Life Changes Trust, and is able to support individuals and third sector organisations across Scotland. Please find attached a PDF version of their project leaflet, for your information. If you would like to make a referral to the project, our referral form is available on their website: Referal …

Resource: New animation – Power as a health and social justice issue

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Whether we have the power to make healthy choices or to influence decision makers to create more green space, the amount of power we have over the decisions that affect us has an impact on our health. The Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) and NHS Helth Scotland, have produced a short film which they hope will help people to understand the importance of power in shaping social and health inequalities and, crucially, see how they can support communities to have more power. View the animation here. Some people have greater power than others. This means they have more opportunities …

Resource: PLUS Perth features Hub in latest newsletter

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Our friends at PLUS Perth have kindly promoted our work in their latest newsletter. You can download this here. PLUS Perth are a member-led charity and social movement, they have much in common with the hub as you can tell from their vision statement. “Our vision is for a world of wellbeing where people experiencing mental distress are fairly treated with compassion, understanding and respect and can follow their hopes and dreams wherever they lead.” PLUS Perth’s Vision. They have a great website, so do go and see what they have been up to. Perhaps get back in touch with …

Resource: The Place of Kindness, report from Carnegie Trust.

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Kindness is a resource that is undervalued in its ability to transform lives and communities. This report gives an excellent overview of why kindness is important, and of what factors we need in places, values and opportunities to foster kindness in these settings. Read “The Place of Kindness” report here. The findings of the research the report is based on are in line with the findings of our project year in 2016/17. Here are some key points: The existing evidence on the connection between relationships and wellbeing is strong It is also clear that kindness and positive relationships are not …

Resource: Suicide Prevention App

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An app designed to help prevent suicides in the north east, has been used more than 18,000 times since it was launched at the end of March. The app, which is available on all platforms, is a way of allowing people to gain knowledge of suicide prevention without having to directly engage with mental health services which many people shy away from. It not only gives the user access to a huge range of helpful organisations, but allows them to write their own safety plan which can help them through difficult periods when they are at heightened risk of suicide. …

Resource: Realising the Value Programme – Empowering People, Engaging Communities

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A core goal of the Moray Wellbeing Hub is to empower people, and as a result, improving their wellbeing. This Nesta project provides more evidence that approaches such as ours work to help engage people in communities to make change in health care. We recommend checking out their wider website as well, as much of their thoughts on partnership and the style of language they use in their work is very similar to our own. Please let us know what you think about this interesting project and the style of reporting they chose to share it widely. Nesta and the Health …