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LAMH - Unique up-cycled clothing

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

unique up-cycled clothing


Supporting the mental health of Veterans event - 15th September

Monday, September 01, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Supporting the mental health of Veterans event - 15th September

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Your Invitation to a Speed Networking Event

Monday, September 01, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Your Invitation to a Speed Networking Event North Lanarkshire


Caring for Carers - Lanarkshire

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Caring for Carers - Lanarkshire


Get Walking Lanarkshire

Monday, August 25, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

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Representatives from the partners at the launch of Get Walking Lanarkshire.

It's healthy, fun and free - and there's no better time to start - Get Walking Lanarkshire has just been launched to encourage more people to get outdoors and enjoy the many benefits of walking.

Run by North and South Lanarkshire Councils and their leisure trusts, NHS Lanarkshire and Paths for All, the initiative aims to improve the health and well-being of local residents of all ages.

"More and more evidence is showing that taking part in outdoor activities and having contact with nature can provide significant benefits for people's physical and mental health," explains Johann Duffy, the initiative's health walk co-ordinator.

"We are developing a programme of free health walks around Lanarkshire, which make the most of our local environment and encourage people to be fitter and healthier. By walking with others, it's also a very sociable activity that helps our general well-being."

Health walks are free, short, friendly group walks for all ages and abilities and led by trained volunteers. There are also opportunities for people to train as volunteer walk leaders, helping local groups to take up walking and keep healthy.

"Improving the health and well-being of our residents is a key objective for the council, and Get Walking Lanarkshire will help us and our partners achieve this," said Councillor Helen McKenna, convener of the environmental services committee at North Lanarkshire Council.

"Walking is the simplest way to include exercise in our daily lives, and with fantastic parks and paths across Lanarkshire, there's plenty of places to enjoy a walk at your own pace."

Regular physical activity has been shown to lower the risk of early death, help control weight and reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression and some types of cancer and a host of other conditions. It helps maintain good mental health, keeps your brain active and lowers risk of hip fractures. Walking is a perfect start for people who wish to ease themselves in, and build up their fitness.

Gabe Docherty, health promotion manager for NHS Lanarkshire said: "We know that being active really helps our physical and mental health both in terms of staying well and recovering from physical and mental health problems.

"These benefits are even greater when the activity is outdoors and even greater still when we connect with other people. Walking is free and adds great value to our Well Connected programme which aims to make it easier for all of us have access to
opportunities to protect and improve our physical and mental health. Let's all Get Walking Lanarkshire."

Ian Findlay, chief officer of Paths for All said: "As the Scottish charity that champions everyday walking in Scotland, Paths for All want to get people walking: everyone, everywhere and every day.

"Walking is the easiest, cheapest and simplest way for everyone to get the 30 minutes of every day physical activity they need to stay healthy."

For more information on Get Walking Lanarkshire, email Johann Duffy at



Speed Networking Event - South Lanarkshire

Monday, August 25, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Speed Networking Event - 23rd Sept


Drop in Café - Cumbernauld

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

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Isa Brady and her friend were amongst the first customers at the new Drop IN Café in Cumbernauld where they were joined by their first gentleman customer and a group of friends from the Alpha Project. 

The Alpha Project is one of 7 local organisations who have been working hard over the past 2 years to make the Drop in Café a possibility.  A place where those in our community who  are older, disabled, bereaved, low in mood, or just plain lonely, can meet informally for tea, coffee and a blether while learning more about what activities are  going on in the local area that they could join. 

A recent feasibility study was undertaken by the 'Group of  7' (ie the Drop in Café Management Committee) which revealed that the community of Cumbernauld and surrounding area  wanted a Drop In café  but one with a difference; a place where they could find out about what is happening in their local area.  This is something they felt the town sadly lacked.

Every week at the café customers can pick up a copy of the What's on this Week.  As well as local information about community events and group activities, the café hopes to provide information on health and opportunities over a wide range of topics.

The Café is open Monday and Thursday 10.30 till 3.00 downstairs in Cornerstone Community House. Teas and coffee are served all day with soup and sandwiches on the Menu between 12noon and 1.30pm.

What's Onin our Townis our every Thursday with all the information people need to know about what's happening in the coming week.  Join in the activities available and listen to the occasional heath talk or a variety of activities for leisure and pleasure.

Or just come in for a chat.  We hope to see you there!!

If you have a group or activity you would like  folk to know about, pop into the Drop In and give your details or contact Rona on 610440 or by email at


Invitation to a Speed Networking Event

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Invitation to a Speed Networking Event


Alheimer Scotland - Memory Walk

Thursday, August 14, 2014 By: Fiona | Tagged: , |

Memory Walk


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Woodland Activity Programme - Chatelherault - Early Stage Dementia

Wednesday, August 06, 2014 By: Fiona | Tagged: , |



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