Activity: Elgin Wellness Centre Winter Wellbeing Festival Programme for January.

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The Elgin Wellness Centre have now announced their Winter Wellbeing Festival activities, which will run from 3rd – 13thJanuary. No referral is needed to attend these events!  People can book their own place on an activity of interest and choice using the attached booking forms, or pre-printed copies available at the Wellness Centre. If you would like to discuss anything further please don’t hesitate to contact the Wellness Centre; moraywellnesscentre@penumbra.org.uk New Year Wellbeing Booking Form

News: Inside a pioneering Croatian mental health centre.

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Although the geographical focus of the Moray Wellbeing Hub is centred on Moray it can be sobering to learn about conditions for those with experience of mental health issues in other countries who face enormous difficulties in their lives.  A recent story in The Guardian highlights one such case in Croatia.  There, despite the government having signed up to the UN’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 10 years ago, many people are still held in ‘traditional’ assylums. The article tells the story of one centre, now run by a former social worker, Ladislav Lamza, where his aim to get people …

Event: Glasgow Homelessness Network need your help!

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The Glasgow Homelessness Network, GHN, are hosting a series of conversations across Scotland asking the question, ‘Can we fix Homelessness in Scotland?’ – they say ‘Aye We Can!’  There is an event in Aberdeen on Friday 15th December at The Citadel and they are offering a £10 voucher to all who attend as well as covering your travel expenses!  More details below or go to the website.

News: Young people to explore new mental health service solutions in Scotland.

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The Scottish Government has today announced a new partnership with SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) and Young Scot to establish a Youth Commission to gather evidence and offer solutions on how mental health services for young people in Scotland can be improved. Over the next 15 months a group of young people, aged 14 to 22, will come together to collaborate and gather evidence from the government, key stakeholders and experts, communities and peers to provide a series of solutions and recommendations for action and implementation. You can read more on the SAMH website here: read more Recruitment for the …

News: 2 minutes to vote for us and support our projects in 2018! Closes Thursday 7th December.

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Take 2 minutes to vote for Moray community projects including our own! We need your help this week. Please take a moment to pop along to the online voting and check out our projects as well as some other great local ideas from others. We have two projects up for voting – one in the drugs & alcohol category, and one in the mental health. VOTE HERE & MORE INFO! Project 1: Mentally Wealthy Moray Help us bring our inclusive peer-support approach to those with experience of alcohol and drug misuse. We have existing Champions at the hub as well …

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 …

Activity: Living Golf Christmas Tournament, Friday 8th December

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Living Golf are having a Christmas Tournament!  It is being held at Covesea Golf Links between Hopeman and Lossiemouth. Book latest by Friday 8th December to secure your place! email: letsplay@livinggolf.com Living Golf welcomes everyone – golfers and non-golfers. Living Golf is inclusive and open to vulnerable people of all ages. This includes people with physical & mental health conditions, learning disabilities, anxiety disorders, depression. They are especially inviting students which are part of Support for Learning Departments and Hubs of Moray’s Secondary Schools. All parents, friends, and support workers are given a warm welcome to join the tournament. Living Golf are offering carols, mulled …

News: Action for M.E. Webinar – Register Now

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Action for M.E. are holding a webinar called  ‘Meeting the needs of people with M.E.-C.F.S – essential facts and practical tips’  on Thursday the 30th of November 8-9pm.  You can register by clicking this link: Register Here or contact Theresa@actionforme.org.uk for more information. Supported by the Scottish Government, this is the first in a series of free CPD webinars and briefings to increase knowledge of M.E.-C.F.S. and enhance practice.