Activity: Green Wood Creations with Earth for Life

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Earth for Life are launching another Moray-based outdoor wellbeing and woodland skills programme.  ‘Green Wood Creations’ starts in Elgin on Wednesday 25th October, and they are now inviting referrals for participants. Earth for Life has been accepted by Moray Health & Social Care as a micro-provider, so they ask that any would-be participants in receipt of SDS (self-directed support) contribute to the cost of this programme out of their budget.  For those not eligible for SDS, they now have a bursary system in place to ensure that funds are not a barrier to entry.  To discuss contributions from the SDS …

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 …

Reflection: See Me Health and Social Care Leaders Seminar, Edinburgh. 31st August 2017

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I was delighted to be invited to travel to this event as a representative and Champion of the Moray Wellbeing Hub, in our role as community connectors toward improving health and social care in Moray, and challenging the stigma that prevents wellbeing for so many people. I was joined by Kirsteen Pyett from the Social Work Mental Health Team in Moray, someone who I’ve worked with closely in the past through the Making Recovery Real in Moray initiative and is equally passionate about the subject. Those attending came from a good geographic spread and many were heads of services or …

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: 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. …

Training: Men in Recovery Training Day, 7th October 2017

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Men In Recovery are continuing their mission to support men with a history of sexual abuse by offering workshops and training, as well as providing helpful resources on their website – to be relaunched in August. Following their successful Practitioner Training, in Elgin and Inverness, they are now heading east to offer another Training Day with Duncan Craig from Survivors Manchester. Their next event will be held at Skene House in Aberdeen, on Saturday, 7th of October. email info@meninrecovery.org to book your place.

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

Heidi News

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 …

Training: Moray wide POWWOW programme announced for Autumn

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The team over at the Recovery and Wellness Centre in Elgin have more POWWOW dates for your diary, but these are in venues from Forres to Buckie. These are focused sessions on topics such as sleep, self-esteem, building friendships and coping strategies. They are a great companion to courses such as WRAP and Living Life to the Full, and we have heard positive feedback from those who have attended. More information is available on their website and this information leaflet. Moray POWWOW Programme Flyer Aug-Oct 2017