News: Supporting Mental Health at Work, Mental Health Foundation Resources

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For many of us, work is a major part of our lives. It is where we spend much of our time, where we get our income and often where make our friends. Having a fulfilling job can be good for your mental health and general wellbeing. We all have times when life gets on top of us – sometimes that’s work-related, like deadlines or travel. Sometimes it’s something else – our health, our relationships, or our circumstances. The value added to the economy by people who are at work and have or have had mental health problems is as high …

Resource: Evaluation on community health champions ‘Altogether Better’ in Leeds

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Thank you to one of our Moray Champions for highlighting this short, and accessible, evaluation summary which brilliantly evidences an approach that we use here at the hub. Reading this evidence about the Altogether Better project that was run in Leeds, it’s clear that we are on the right track in Moray – empowering our communities to work with health and social care and others through supporting individuals to become Champions and to continue to be supported. You can read this short evaluation here.  If you would like to help create healthier communities and want to join us as a …

News: Learn about human rights with older people focus. 22nd Nov, Moray Resource Centre, Elgin

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Learning about rights in Elgin Interested in learning more about human rights and how they play a part in community support and activities for older people? Learning about Rights, part of Local People Linking, is a FREE training opportunity based on the Scottish Human Rights Commission programme. When? Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at 10 – 1pm (including lunch) Where? Moray Resource Centre, Maisondui Road, Elgin IV30 1RX To book a place or if you have any questions please contact: Caroline Peter- caroline@otbds.org  Tel: 07841015845

News: Collaborative funding in practice – learning from case studies

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With thanks to CHEX for this news item. Working in Place: Collaborative funding in practice  Learning from five case studies Responding to recent shifts in policy and the economy, some public and independent funders are working together on a range of issues from mental health crisis-care to school exclusion. This report collates learning from five such partnerships, with praise for collaborative champions who can ‘leave their organisation at the door’ and other advice for cross-sector working. The research highlights eight key elements of collaborative funding in practice: Independent funding as a source of support for developing new ways of working ‘Collaborative …

Event: Flying Scholarships for Disabled People – a Talk by Karen Cox

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Karen Cox recently wrote a reflection for the Moray Wellbeing Hub on her experiences with Flying Scholarships for Disabled People (read more here) and now she is going to be giving a talk on this at the Moray Resource Centre in Elgin on Friday 17th November from  1pm to 2pm.  

Activity: Splatoon 2 – Nintendo Moray UK – Players Wanted!

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Nintendo Moray UK are looking for people who want to play on the Nintendo Switch console to join them to play ‘Splatoon 2’ and possibly create a team to play across the UK! For more information contact Ross on: mkmacdon85@yahoo.co.uk or check out their Facebook page.  

News: ‘I’ll be there for you’: Helping a friend who’s struggling

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Here is a link to a short film, produced by India Rakusen and Tom Heyden, on the BBC News from their Like Minds programme talking about mental health issues that may be of interest to you. How do you react when your best friend has mental health problems? It’s easy to say the wrong thing, so many of us end up saying nothing at all. But there are ways you can start the conversation and be there for someone who’s unwell. On Like Minds we’ve been gathering your tips on the best and worst things to say and talking to two …

News: How can digital technology deliver the next step-change in social impact?

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With thanks to CHEX for this news story. Digital technology has changed the way we live in everything from music consumption to dating, but despite numerous small innovations, it has yet to fundamentally change the way that most not-profit sector organisations deliver their services or run their businesses. This study seeks to identify the catalysts to generate change, and to remove the barriers that are blocking a seismic shift in how the sector operates. The study is based on a series of 50+ interviews with leading experts from the charity, third sector, commercial, and digital technology worlds. These interviews unpicked …