New resource highlights capacity building in the Third Sector

Healthcare Improvement Scotland has launched a new resource exploring capacity building. Created in partnership with Evaluation Support Scotland, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE), the Scottish Co-Production Network, and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the presentation reports on key themes emerging from third sector learning including: – time and commitment required; – the importance of context […]

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Health and Sport Committee call for evidence on mental health

The Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee have launched a call for evidence on mental health services, support and strategy ahead of the new Parliamentary session. The committee has issued a series of questions focused on Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), with particular reference to waiting time targets, the success of the previous Mental Health Strategy and priorities for the future. The […]

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Capability Scotland: D&G Integrated Newsletter July 2016

Capability’s Integrated Service is a support service for people aged 16-65 years with a physical disability that live in our region. Our service provides free advice and support to help people find out about social, leisure, employment, volunteering, training and education opportunities. In this edition the organisation reflects on the success of June’s Run for Health in Dumfries; introduces Archie […]

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Mental Health First Aid Training Comes to Wigtownshire

Scottish Mental Health First Aid has organised a 2-day training course that teaches how to give initial help to someone experiencing mental health problems and how to deal with a mental health crisis situation or the first signs of someone developing mental ill health. This event will take place at Dumfries & Galloway College, Stranraer Campus on the Tuesday 23rd & Wednesday 24th August 2016. Registration […]

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Opportunity to train in Self-Harm awareness

A multi-agency partnership has been created to develop, co-ordinate and deliver self-harm training in Dumfries & Galloway and ensure a consistent delivery approach across all sectors. Responding to self-harm is a national priority. In 2011, the Scottish Government published the report identified “awareness raising and training key professional groups likely to encounter self-harm in the course of their work, such as […]

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Participants Wanted for Research into Depression in Older Adults

Shri Cameron is a Trainee Clinical Psychologist conducting research as part of a doctorate thesis in the School of Health in Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. Looking at how personality, mood and social relationships can influence our mood as we age, this study requires volunteers aged 65+ to take part – with participants asked to complete a set of questionnaires with […]

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Consultation events launched for new Independent Living Fund

Ahead of the the launch of the Independent Living Fund in 2017, Independent Living Fund Scotland are hosting a series of co-production engagement events in June and July 2016. These events are aimed directly disabled people, their representatives and carers to hear about what they think the policy and criteria should look like for the new fund. Event venues are accessible, with each session running […]

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Alliance announce Self Management Week and Awards 2016

The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) are hosting Scotland’s Self Management Awards during Self Management Week 2016, 3 October – 7 October. The awards aim to highlight examples of good practice and to promote a range of innovative self management work from all over Scotland. This year’s theme is ‘Powerful Partnerships’. How can a powerful partnership transform […]

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