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 …

News: Moray Wellbeing Hub goes International!

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Wellbeing Hub Champion, and storyteller, Michael Williams tells us that the Moray Wellbeing Hub was highlighted during May 11th’s U.Lab Livestream session from Boston USA. The Wellbeing Hub is an example of community transformation and development, which embraces many of the ideas suggested by the U.Lab process. Since the live broadcast was global, we got a lot of attention and it was very positive.  Thanks to Michael for this! The entire video is a little over 90 minutes long. However, the segment in which the MWB Hub is mentioned starts at the 10:00 mark. We’re the second of the two examples …

Resource: Outcomes and CO – Conversation Starter Cards from Iriss

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The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Iriss) have just created a useful set of cards aimed at starting conversations called ‘Outcomes & CO’.  They say that, Outcomes & CO provides a framework for open, honest conversations about personal outcomes. It does this by supporting reflective practice and building common understanding. It is flexible and can used or adapted for a range of audiences, including health and housing. Iriss do have a small number of printed versions of the cards available if you would like to apply for a set.  You can do this at their web-site here.  

News: IMPACT Awards – Open Now for Nominations!

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tsiMORAY have announced their annual IMPACT Awards and the nominations are now open! The award ceremony will be on Friday 6th October at Innes House, 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm.  The theme is ‘The Alternative Oscars’ and the cost will be £10 per head – including a delicious buffet and live entertainment. Anyone can nominate but to be eligible for a nomination your nominee MUST be either a social enterprise, aspiring to be a social enterprise or an enterprising community group or organisation. There are 7 categories: Social Impact, Environmental Impact, Economic Impact, Cultural Impact, Community Impact, One to Watch and Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year.   Every organisation who is nominated will receive an …