Training: Mental Health First Aid for Armed Forces Community, 23rd & 24th November, Elgin

Heidi Training

Run in partnership with RAF Lossiemouth, this course is designed for everyone in the Armed Forces community – serving personnel, veterans, their families and support organisations – giving people the skills to spot the symptoms of mental health issues, offer initial help and guide a person towards support. To find out more information and to book, visit our event page.

News: Self-management Week (2-6th October), new resources availible

Heidi News

Thank you to the ALLIANCE for this news story As part of Self Management Week 2017, a cross-sector group of staff will be coming together to promote the various ways in which people living with long term conditions can access information to support their health and wellbeing. Going in the Right Direction: Health Information for Health and Wellbeing is an opportunity for services providing health and social care information to promote their services to the wider public. A range of events will be taking place across Scotland in public libraries and NHS spaces. Download the Going in the Right Direction …

Event: Coaching Circle Taster, starts 6th October, Elgin

Heidi Event, ULab

Are you interested in experiencing a Coaching Circle? Learning listening skills? Working through a life challenge and supporting others to do the same? We are experimenting with the U.Lab Coaching Circle as an approach to delving underneath the usual problem-solution thinking, and encountering new ideas to meet our life challenges, and to develop better skills for life in general. So, we are looking for four other people interested in experiencing a coaching circle who are able to join us between now and Xmas, on a Friday, some of the time. No previous knowledge of U.Lab is required nor any need …

Reflection: ULab Moray Hub and Coaching Circle, 29th September 2017

Heidi Reflection, ULab

Three of us from the newly emerging U.Lab Hub met at Dunbarney House in Elgin on Friday evening to try out the U.Lab Coaching Circle process.  We then went on to have a wider deep conversation about several topics. These are our notes and reflections. The coaching circle tool: “What struck me in the feedback was your (the coaches) ability to tap into things that you could not have known about me.  That is the bottom of the U – a wisdom that we cannot begin to fathom.” We reflected that this process created space as well as a unique …

Reflection: ULab Programme Launch, 22nd September 2017

Heidi Reflection, ULab

Curiosity – Compassion – Courage On Thursday 21st September, more than 12,000 people worldwide joined the launch of the U-Lab 2017 programme broadcast live by Dr Otto Scharmer and his team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).   A small group of us caught up with the recording of that live stream on Friday evening at Dunbarney House, in Elgin. Find out about ULab in Scotland here. While we didn’t have the buzz of being part of a live and global broadcast, we caught the spirit of what was being discussed, and being a day later, were able to pause the …

News: Untapped Talent campaign aims to bring recognition to young disabled people in the workplace

Heidi News

Leonard Cheshire, a charity that supports disabled people to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose, have built a new campaign to highlight the inequalities around young people with disabilities and their treatment in the workplace. Read more about the research and the campaign here. half (51%) of 18–30-year-old adults said their teachers may have had lower expectations of them because of their disability

News: CHeX article on LGBT Wellbeing

Heidi News

From time to time we share interesting and relevant articles from other sources. CHeX(Community Health Exchange)  has published an interesting article highlighting LGBT wellbeing at a time when rights for all are gaining more public awareness. Click here to read the article “A ‘rainbow’ umbrella – LGBT Health and Wellbeing” A reflection on where we are at in terms of the needs and rights of those of us whose sexuality and gender identity has in the past been deemed shameful and illegal but increasingly walk with pride and embrace the opportunity afforded by the equality of marriage legislation. Elspeth Gracey …

Activity: Green Wood Creations with Earth for Life

Ewan Activity

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

Ewan Resource

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 …