Event: Public Life Matters Focus Group, Friday 15th December, Elgin

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As part of the hub’s ongoing commitment to promote the voices of people with experience of mental health problems in Moray to creating national change, we are supporting this research in to civic life and the barriers that can face people from particpating (i.e.volunteering, standing for community groups, becoming MPs etc). Along with Voices of Experience Scotland (VOX) we hosting a discussion group at the Moray Resource Centre on Friday 15th December, 10am – 12noon.  This is a follow on from the Public Life Matters online survey, conducted earlier this year, for people with lived experience of mental ill health.  This is …

Reflection: Pop Goes the Golf Ball, Moray Feelgood Festival event, 21st October 2017

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Pop Goes the Golf Ball, in partnership with Living Golf, was one of our most successful events over the Moray Feelgood Festival 2017. Many thanks to all that attended, volunteered and to Franz and Amanda from Living Golf for being such excellent hosts. I signed up to attend this event with my husband John and I was looking forward to Saturday, although I thought I was going to a “Golf Range” where I was going to hit “Ping-pong balls”, not a golf course with 9 holes! The first challenge before playing golf was to deliver and help set up a …

Training: Final spaces this week on Living Life to the Full for Buckie /Elgin, and WRAP in Elgin.

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Our Living Life to the full courses have booked very well, but due to a few last minute cancellations, we can offer space on both. Friday 27th – LLTTF Buckie 11am-12.30pm Monday 30th – LLTTF Elgin 7pm-8.30pm (this is week 2, but trainers can provide support to catch participants up) Saturday 4th & 11th November – WRAP workshop Forres two full days Please visit our Eventbrite page to book.

Training: FREE Mental Health First Aid (with focus on Armed Forces community)

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In partnership with RAF Lossiemouth personnel, we are delighted to announce a FREE accredited course in MHFA (Armed Forces). This two-day course gives people skills to deal with a mental health crisis, with additional content on understanding specific issues relating to those who are in, or have been serving, in the armed forces. Note: This is a different course from Scottish Mental Health First Aid and as such we are running this pilot to explore its suitability for future community courses in Moray. The course is aimed at skilling everyone in the Armed Forces community – serving personnel, veterans, their …

News: See Me in Health and Social Care – Lived Experience Gathering, 19th October

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See Me are holding a session for people to use their experience of mental health issues, to let them know what problems they have experienced in health and social care and to hear about their plans for tackling stigma in this area. It will be a great chance for people to give their views, have their questions answered, share opportunities they know of, and become part of a network of like-minded people who want to influence, stay up to date, and have the opportunity to become involved in this strand of work going forward. There will also be a great opportunity to …

News: BodySurf Scotland

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 From time to time we share news about other organisation’s events. Please contact the organisers directly for details. Aside from working hard on our own festival, we keep an eye out for what else is happening locally that might be of interest. Bodysurf Scotland have a very innovative festival this month that we hope you will enjoy. Remember to check out our Feelgood Festival for more knitting and dance in October! A quirky dance festival which will combine knitting and dancing is heading to Scotland with the aim of exploring the threads that link us together. Moray-based dance organisation Bodysurf …

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: Write to Recovery – All New Website

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The Write to Recovery project has just celebrated its 3rd birthday! With nearly 500 stories on the website, over 1000 registered accounts and groups now running across Scotland the project is going from strength to strength. Everyone has a story. Writing it down can help you in many different ways. Their website is designed to help people affected by mental health problems on their journey of recovery. It invites you to write your stories and experiences – and gives you tools to inspire you.   With a refreshed look, increased interaction and a specially developed group work section, Write to Recovery …