Archive for tag: North Lanarkshire

Expeerience Counts Magazine 2014 Spring/Summer

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

Expeerience Counts magazine 2014 page 1

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Breathing Space Mindfulness Sessions

Monday, January 27, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , , |

BREATHING SPACE MINDFULNESS SESSIONS

 

SDS Pop-Up Cafe Lanarkshire

Monday, January 27, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

SDS Pop-Up Cafe Poster

 

Well-Informed and Expeerience Counts

Friday, December 13, 2013 By: Avril | Tagged: , |

Well-Informed and Expeerience Counts

Well Informed

Is a Mental health information and signposting service based in Windmillhill St Motherwell, working in all 6 localities throughout North Lanarkshire. The service can be accessed by telephone, email and in person and is available to everyone living and working in the North Lanarkshire area.

Telephone: 0800 073 0918

Email: well-informed@samh.org.uk

Expeerience Counts

Peer Support Workers will create an environment which empowers people to take control of their own recovery. Peer Support workers will support people to develop their own individualised Recovery action Plans and work towards personal goals over a period of around 6 months.

Another aspect to the Expeerience Counts service is that Community Link workers will link individuals into their local communities and can also offer support to anyone wishing to access North Lanarkshires Well Connected Domains

Telephone: 01698 265 659

Email: expeeriencecounts@samh.org.uk

Festive Holidays

Both services will be closed on 25th,26th and 27th Dec and 1st, 2nd and 3rd January.

The service will open on 30th and 31st Dec.

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Lanarkshire Greenspace Health & Wellbeing Partnership Stakeholder Event NEW DATE 28th Feb 2014

Thursday, November 21, 2013 By: Fiona | Tagged: , , |

BACKGROUND

There is a growing evidence base on the significant contribution that contact with nature can make to many aspects of physical health, mental health and wellbeing both for the general population and for those in high risk groups. The Lanarkshire Greenspace Health & Wellbeing Partnership was developed to work collaboratively to maximise the use of Greenspace opportunities, building on the current good work, to improve health & wellbeing across North andSouth Lanarkshire.

The partnership includes; NHS Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire Council, North Lanarkshire Council, South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture, North Lanarkshire Leisure, Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire, Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire, Health Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and Paths for All.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The partnership has been tasked with developing a multi-agency Lanarkshire Greenspace Health & Well-being Partnership Action Plan for endorsement by key partners, with actions focussed on embedding the concept of greenspace activities into partnership plans, developing ownership, actions and building sustainability beyond the plan. Through working with national and local partners an outline action plan has been produced. One of the key aims of the event is to consult with wider stakeholders on the outline action plan at this early stage to inform and influence the developing action plan.

You will also here from a keynote speaker who will set the landscape for this work and see examples of local activities. After lunch you will have the option of taking part in an experiential learning activity to see firsthand the range of greenspace activities available and feel the benefits direct.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Physical and mental health improvement is everyone's business therefore it is important that representation at the event includes stakeholders from a wide range of backgrounds including health promotion, public health, health and social care services, mainstream services, service users and carers, members of the public, private sector agencies and the voluntary sector.

 

MARKET STALL

We would like to welcome you to host a stall at the event showcasing your organisation or a particular greenspace, health and well-being programme you have been involved in. Please contact Fiona Ingram (details at back of flyer) to discuss or confirm your interest.

 

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR EVENT FLYER .....

 

Kevin O'Neill Wins Scottish Health Award

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 By: Avril | Tagged: , , |

Kevin O'Neill Wins Scottish Health Award

We are delighted to announce that Kevin O'Neill has won the National Mental Health Award at the prestigious Scottish Health Awards, at the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh on Thursday 7th November. Kevin has worked for NHS Lanarkshire for 25 years with his foundations in mental health nursing, building on that experience in public mental health. He is now part of the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Unit Management Team as the Public Mental Health and Well-being Development Manager. He was nominated for his leadership, commitment and drive in increasing awareness and understanding around mental health and well-being and working with partners and communities to create the conditions and opportunities which protect and improve mental health and well-being across North and South Lanarkshire.

Kevin said "I was surprised when I was informed that I had been shortlisted for the Scottish Health Awards and then humbled to think that people had taken the time to nominate me. 'None of us are as smart as all of us' and therefore, Lanarkshire winning this award must be in appreciation for the shared vision of a mentally flourishing Lanarkshire for all and the strength of commitment and partnership working between NHS Lanarkshire, North and South Lanarkshire Councils, Voluntary Sector, Service Users and Carers and communities themselves. Therefore, I want all my colleagues to share this success as a demonstration of our collective efforts, recognising that mental health improvement requires a wide partnership approach."

"It is an honour and a privilege to work with my colleagues and Lanarkshire's communities every day and this award gives me the perfect chance to say thank you to them all."

 

The Lanarkshire Greenspace, Health and Wellbeing Partnership

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 By: Avril | Tagged: , , |

The Lanarkshire Greenspace, Health and Wellbeing Partnership (LGHWP - made up of North Lanarkshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council, Paths for All Partnership, NHS Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd, South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture, together with Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland, Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire and Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire), has been formed to work collaboratively to maximise the use of greenspace opportunities (building on the current positive work), to improve health and wellbeing across Lanarkshire.

As part of the work of the partnership, funding for a Health Walk Coordinator Post (for 2 years) has been found through Paths for All and NHS Lanarkshire and this survey is seeking to ascertain baseline information on current walking groups and their activities taking place in Lanarkshire.  We would like to find out what is happening in our area and where there is capacity for us to help to achieve more, by working with and supporting existing groups and in setting up opportunities in areas where there is no current activity.

Once the coordinator is in post a steering group will be set up to guide their work and to help Lanarkshire have a joined up network of sustainable health walks, supported by invaluable volunteers, achieving increased confidence, better health and improved wellbeing throughout our area.

Please could you take 5 minutes to let us know of any walks that exist and any contacts who would appreciate being part of a supported network of walks in Lanarkshire.  The closing date for returns is Friday 22nd November.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/H3L5LPQ

Many thanks for taking the time to build a healthier, happier Lanarkshire.

 

Lanarkshire Greenspace Health & Wellbeing Partnership Thursday 28th November 2013, 9.00am-3.00pm, Alona Hotel, Strathclyde Park, Lanarkshire

Friday, October 25, 2013 By: Fiona | Tagged: , , |

The Lanarkshire Greenspace Health & Wellbeing Partnership was developed to work collaboratively to maximise the use of greenspace opportunities, building on the current good work, to improve health & wellbeing across North and South Lanarkshire.

The partnership has been tasked with developing a multi-agency Lanarkshire Greenspace Health & Well-being Partnership Action Plan for endorsement by key partners, with actions focussed on embedding the concept of greenspace activities into partnership plans, developing ownership, actions and building sustainability beyond the plan. Through working with national and local partners an outline action plan has been produced. The above event is taking place to consult with wider stakeholders on the outline action plan at this early stage to inform and influence the developing action plan.

You will also here from a keynote speaker who will set the landscape for this work and see examples of local activities. After lunch you will have the option of taking part in an experiential learning activity to see firsthand the range of greenspace activities available and feel the benefits direct.

To view event flyer and to book a place please click here

 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) populations

Friday, October 25, 2013 By: Fiona | Tagged: , |

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) populations experience poorer mental health outcomes in comparison to the population in general.In recognition of this fact, NHS Lanarkshire has set one of its equality outcomes as:

To support this equality outcome it has been agreed by the learning disabilities and mental health unit management team to pilot four briefing sessions for Lanarkshire staff to focus on this issue.  The briefings are open to colleagues workingin NHS Lanarkshire, North and South Lanarkshire Councils, and Voluntary Sector Mental Health Services.

By the end of the briefing participants will;

  • Have an increased awareness and understanding of the mental health profile of LGBT populations
  • Have an understanding of what supports are available within the Lanarkshire area and the wider west of Scotland area
  • Have increased confidence in addressing relevant issues as a core part of their practice
  • Be able to access for themselves and signpost others, to sources of further information and support.

The briefings will draw on the most up to date research available to provide key facts about this topic as well as looking at practical approaches to mainstream your learning into practice.  In addition to this there is an opportunity to discuss any gaps in knowledge or training around the subject.  This will be collated and written up as part of the pilot process.

Finally, all participants will receive supporting materials which contain information and links to the research mentioned along with details of sources of additional information and support.

 There are four pilot sessions running (one in each geographical NHS Lanarkshire unit).  Details for these are shown below

Date

Time

Venue

Thur. 28th November

12 noon - 1:30pm

Westwood Hall, Riverton Drive, Westwood, East Kilbride, G75 8EY

Wed. 11th December

12 noon - 1:30pm

Regent House, High Patrick Street, Hamilton, ML3 7ES

Thur. 23rd January

12 noon - 1:30pm

Bargeddie Community Centre, Coatbridge Road, Glenboig, ML5 2PU

Wed. 26th February

12 noon - 1:30pm

Daisy Park Community Centre, Cassels Street, Motherwell, ML1 1DX

A light lunch will be provided from 12 noon - 12:30pm.  The briefing will start at 12:30pm prompt and will finish at 1:30pm.

To book a place please call Fiona Ingram on 01698 366930 or email fiona.ingram@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk stating which session you would like to attend.

For further information about the briefings please contact Colin Anderson - Senior Health Promotion Officer - Blood Borne Viruses and Sexual Health Promotion Team on 01698 377623, or email colin.anderson@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

If you could like to download the Flyer please click here

 

Stress Control Classes Autumn 2013

Tuesday, August 06, 2013 By: Avril | Tagged: , , , |

Stress Control Poster Autumn 2013

 

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