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National Dementia Dialogue events 2015

Monday, November 30, 2015 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Alzheimer Scotland and the Scottish Government have been hosting a series of Dementia Dialogue events to enable interested parties across Scotland to comment on the progress of the dementia strategy to date, and to identify the gaps, opportunities and priorities and to help shape the direction of the next strategy. As the events have proved so popular, we have agreed to collaboratively host an additional setting at Hamilton campus of the University of the West of Scotland. 

If you have experience of dementia - as a person diagnosed, a family member, carer, or as a health, social care or housing professional , academic or service manager and commissioner please come along to this free event and have your say.   

Date: Monday 7 December

Where: 1st floor, Caird Building,  Hamilton campus, UWS

Time: 10-12 (tea and coffee served from 9.30am)

Booking: places are free but booking is required please at:


There is a Bridge - by Memory Bridge

Monday, November 23, 2015 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Shotts Film Nights Nov 2015


SAMH Fundraiser - 13th December 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

SAMH Fundraiser


Global Peer Supporter Recognition Day

Friday, November 13, 2015 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Global Peer Supporter Recognition Day1On Thursday 15th October staff and volunteers from Scottish Association for Mental Health services Expeerience Counts and Well-informed celebrated the peer worker role for Global Peer Supporter Recognition Day.  This inaugural event was hosted by The International Association of Peer Supporters (INAPS) and recognised the role of peer workers worldwide.

A mental health and well-being information stall was displayed in Motherwell Town Centre to raise the profile of peer working in the area and provide the public with mental health and well-being resources.

INAPS requested a selfie to be uploaded to their Facebook page to support the celebration.  Peer workers also contributed to the Twittersphere by using the hash tag #Globalpeersupporterrecognitionday.

A beautiful day seemingly encouraged the public to approach the stall, giving staff the opportunity to promote peer working and talk about mental health.  The level of interest suggested that barriers of stigma were overcome, with many members of the public discussing mental health and well-being openly and freely.

Global Peer Supporter Recognition Day2


Occupational Therapy Community Mental Health - Christmas Fair

Thursday, November 12, 2015 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Lanarkshire's Occupational Therapy Community Mental Health Teams are hosting a Christmas Fair on the Tuesday  24th of November, 10am-2pm. Pather OT Clinic, Pather Community Centre, Caledonian Road, Wishaw.

This enterprise event is to showcase the great talents of individuals that have experienced mental health difficulties, and used activity to aid their recovery.  They have utilised meaningful activities such as knitting, wood work, ceramics, ribbon craft, jewellery and card making. 

A selection of these handmade items will be on sale, with all money going directly to the individual to allow them to continue participating in these activities, working toward paid employment in the future. 

For any further information please contact Lee Samuel - 01698 269336/

Occupational Therapy Community Mental Health - Christmas Fair


The Hope Café - Stand Up To Stigma Event

Thursday, November 12, 2015 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

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On Friday 23 October the Hope Café Lanarkshire held their first ever Stand Up to Stigma event as part of the Scottish Mental Health Festival at St Nininas Church in Stonehouse.

 The event was compared by comedienne and Hope Café board member the hilarious Gillian Grant and was attended by over 150 people.

Gillian had the audience in stiches right from the start with her stand up routine based on her own experience of mental illness. We were also entertained by the powerful voices of Stonehouse Male Voice Choir and including their rendition of classic sin-a-long wartime songs. The Acting Bairns of Stonehouse then treated us to their amazing musical talent singing more modern songs which were enjoyed by all the audience.

The first half then was concluded by Inspire young peoples drama group, a drama group formed by young people who have either their own or a close experience of mental illness. They wrote and produced their own drama based on the challenges many young people face today which their mental health and incorporated their own experiences in the piece. It was performed very well and sent out a strong message to the audience of the importance of being able to speak to someone about any difficulties they may be experiencing. 

After a break of some delicious home baking and tea the second half was kicked off my more hilarious stories from Gillian. Hope Café volunteer Christine Cather - also known as "Wee Read" shared some very powerful poetry with us. We then had a very poignant and factual short sketch from AT Theatre about the stigma surrounding mental health and how each person can play their part in breaking that down. The evening was finished off by the Inspire Young Adults group who had written and produced a drama from the recovery story of Hope Café volunteer Scott Baker. The drama was a true account of Scotts experience as a teenager and the difficulties he faced. Through the drama Inspire perfectly portrayed how Scott has worked hard to change his life and continues to manage his recovery. The drama was extremely powerful and emotional and left the audience with no doubt about the trials that are part of learning to live with a mental illness.  You can read Scotts story here.

The event was a huge success raising around £300 in total for the Hope Café but more importantly raising awareness of mental health and helping to 'Stand up to Stigma'.

Thank you to See Me Scotland and Lanarkshire Recovery Network for funding the event. 


Well-Informed Information Stalls & Visits - November 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Well-Informed Information Stalls & Visits - November 2015

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16 Days of Action – Calendar of Events 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

16 Days of Action - Calendar of Events


Tobacco Control Strategy Review - Wednesday 4th November 2015

Monday, October 12, 2015 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Tobacco Control Strategy

Wednesday 4th November 2015 - 9am (registration) - 4.30pm, Alona Hotel, Strathclyde Country Park

Tobacco control remains a key public health priority and contributes significantly to the health inequalities within our communities. The work required in terms of prevention, cessation, protection and tackling the social determinants of smoking are far reaching and have implications for all partners.

The purpose of the event is to establish partnership agreement on the development of the new Tobacco Control Strategy.

Download the registration form here


MyRAP - Groups in Coatbridge 2015

Thursday, October 08, 2015 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

MyRap - Coatbridge


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