Archive for tag: Events

Caring for Carers Lanarkshire

Friday, December 19, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Caring for Carers - Lanarkshire 'Relax Kids'


Let's talk about Mental Health - A Bun and a Blether

Monday, December 08, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Bun and a Blether


Forgewood Community Christmas Fayre

Friday, December 05, 2014 By: Iain | Tagged: , |

forgewood christmas fayre 2014

Find out about the new community centre at the Forgewood Community Christmas Fayre on 11 December between 5pm and 7.30pm with raffle, meet Santa, gift stalls, facepainting, tea & coffee, bingo, arts and crafts and information stalls!!!

Braidhurst High School, Dalriada Crescent, Motherwell

Entry by donation at the door


Football tackles suicide fears

Thursday, December 04, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Suicide prevention was the focus at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility as teams battled it out in a 5-a-side football competition as part of National Suicide Prevention Week.

This was the eighth year of the competition and more than 150 players competed for the winners trophy on Wednesday 10 September. Twenty-six teams from across Lanarkshire took park, including sides from Barnardo's,  NHS Lanarkshire, Reeltime Music,North Lanarkshire Leisure. The winners of the tournament were the Fire Service with the players coming from different divisions across Lanarkshire and the runners were the McDonald's team from East Kilbride.

The event was organised by North Lanarkshire Council Social Work in partnership with Choose Life, NHS Lanarkshire and North Lanarkshire Leisure.

Lynne Cruickshank, Senior Officer for younger adults with said: "Sport is a great way to reach people with messages about suicide prevention. Being aware of the signs means we might notice when someone is considering suicide and we could then offer support and possibly help save a life.

"Everyday around two people die from suicide in Scotland with three out of four being male.

"Football can have a positive impact on mental wellbeing and participants were told about the impact suicide can have on the lives of not just those thinking about suicide, but the effect it can have on friends and family."

Scotlandhas the highest suicide rate in theUKand it is the leading cause of death in those under the age of 35 years.

Nicky Laughlin, Sport Development officer with North Lanarkshire Leisure added: "Football is a great way to bring people together and making them feel part of a team and community.

"Suicide has a devastating impact on lives and this event is a great way of raising awareness about what is a very sensitive issue which affects so many people. Every suicide is a tragic loss of life and we all have a role to play in suicide prevention."

Staff from the Terrance Higgins Trust, NHS Health Improvement, Action for Lone Parents and Phoenix Futures were amongst a number of stalls offering information and advice at the event.

Picture: Kevin O'Neil (NHS Lanarkshire), David Jackson (Fire and Rescue), Lynne Cruickshank (NLC Social Work), Nicky Laughlin (North Lanarkshire Leisure) and piper Jay Wilson.

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Well-informed will host a workshop by - Equals Advocacy Partnership on Advocacy and Mental Health

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Well-informed will host a workshop - Equals Advocacy Partnership on Advocacy and Mental Health


Feel Good for free with Seniors Together

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Feel Good for Free - Seniors Together


Older People's Fun Day

Saturday, November 15, 2014 By: Iain | Tagged: |

Older People's Fun Day


Wednesday, October 29, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , , |

See Me relaunch

The See Me programme was re-launched at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on 28th October 2014, urging people to take action against mental health stigma and discrimination in all walks of life including at work, education and healthcare. Lanarkshire Recovery Network proudly supports the See Me vision and Lanarkshire was well represented at the launch which included performances from SoundSational, Theatre Nemo and the Lanarkshire African Association for Mental Health. 

Judith Robertson, See Me programme director, said: "We are launching a campaign which signals the end of a culture in Scotland that actively discriminates against people with mental health problems, stigmatising them and their families".

View the new See Me video:


See Me has also now launched its 2015 Community Innovation Fund (CIF) to support innovative ideas and strategies to end mental health stigma and discrimination.

Between now and March, See Me will be holding workshops leading to a final Innovation Lab on 3rd and 4th March 2015. Find out more at:

For more information on Community Innovation Fund Workshops visit:

To find out more information about funding and grants visit:


Well-informed will host a workshop - Neighbourhood Networks

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Neighbourhood Networks


Reeltime Music and The Soundminds Steering Group

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , , |

Reeltime Music and the Soundminds Steering Group is proud to present this year's Soundminds event as part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival.  As this year's festival theme is Power, the group went on a journey to discover who holds the power to affect change towards the stigma attached to mental health; speaking to young people, musicians, members of the general public as well as a range of people who have been affected by mental health issues.

View the video on Youtube:

Thanks to SMHAFF, the Lanarkshire team, See Me Scotland, Motherwell Shopping Centre and everyone else who have helped us for giving us the chance to bring together lots of different groups from a whole range of backgrounds, for more about our event and to see pictures from the day you can find them at


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