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

Heidi Reflection

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 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  

News: Self-management Awards 2017 – Moray Wellbeing Hub has been Nominated!

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We are very excited to announce that we have been shortlisted for our first award – it was a great surprise to be nominated! The shortlisted nominees for the Self Management Awards 2017 have now been announced. You can see the full list here. The winners of each award will be announced at the Self Management Awards ceremony which takes places on Wednesday 4th October at the Scottish Parliament. For the first time, the public will be able to vote for ‘Project of the Year’ by visiting this page. The awards will be hosted by Jackie Baillie MSP and the …

Event: ULab taster session, Elgin – 6.30-8.30pm, Monday 11th September

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You may have heard of Ulab and know of its promotion in Scotland by the Scottish Government as an approach toward connecting people around change. This event is a chance to learn a bit more and connect with others from Moray and wider. Even if you have been to tasters before, you are very welcome to come along. The aim is to: give you an insight into the U theory and its tools explore interest in a weekly group looking at health and social care related focus for change in Moray (meeting in the same venue on a Friday evening). …