The more people we have within the network, the stronger our experience, voice and learning can become. Therefore it is important to keep the momentum going in terms of growing this rich and collective experience. There are seven key benefits of joining the network. Click Read more to learn about the benefits and how you can join.Benefits of Joining the Self Management Network Scotland: Read more >
Thank you for continuing to read about my Mindfulness journey. As I wasn’t able to attend class last week, I joined another group and took part in two sessions in one week. This is a summary of weeks two and three of the course which focused on barriers to Mindfulness and Mindful movement. Read more to find out how I got on.Barriers and Movement: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Weeks Two and Three: Read more >
Join us for this free networking event to discuss self management and how storytelling can be used to champion the voice of lived experience. Attending the event is free and anyone with an interest in self management is welcome to participate. Please feel free to circulate this invitation to anyone who may be interested in attending.I’ll tell you a story: Self Management and Storytelling Networking Event: Read more >
This week I attended a Diabetes Scotland event where they shared learning from ‘Diabetes At Your Fingertips’ (DEFT), a project they recently piloted aimed at getting diabetes information out to older people from Minority Ethnic communities in North West and South Glasgow.Diabetes At Your Fingertips: Read more >
Today I took part in week one of the Mindful Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course offered at COPE Scotland. This course is offered to help people facing life challenges by offering them a tool that can be used to manage pain and distress. I’ll be updating you each week on my journey. Click Read More to learn how I got on in week one.Today I Listened to a Raisin: the Meaning of Mindfulness and a First Attempt: Read more >
Health and social care pathways mapping conducted in the Ayrshire and Arran area revealed barriers to self-management encountered by sensory impaired people. This mapping exercise was a partnership between RNIB Scotland, Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, East, North, South Ayrshire Councils and NHS Ayrshire and Arran.Breaking Down Barriers to Self Management: Read more >
Next week I will be taking part in an eight week Mindfulness course at COPE Scotland.
This week, before I get started, I’ve asked Hilda Campbell, Chief Executive Officer of COPE Scotland, to tell us her story of discovering the Mindfulness practice and why this course is offered at COPE.Life Doesn’t Need to Be so Tough! Using Mindfulness to Self Manage: Read more >
We were recently sent a beautiful book titled ‘The Art of Hope and Recovery’ created by the people of the Hope Café in Lanarkshire to spread their message that hope for recovery is possible.
Each piece of art shares the creator’s experiences, hopes and messages for other people facing similar challenges.The Art of Hope and Recovery – Finding Hope on the Journey to Recovery: Read more >
We’d like to thank everyone who attended the ALLIANCE Christmas Members Networking Event on 1st December. It was a busy day with more than 60 people signing up to attend – the ALLIANCE office was full with a great Christmas buzz. Read on to find out some of the great feedback we received.“Thank you for a great day! Lots of learning – well worth the journey.”: Read more >
In my early 20’s I was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Failure and as a result underwent haemodialysis treatment in my local hospital. People talk of a ‘lightbulb moment’ and I can relate to that. Here is my journey of self management and how the principles capture what it means for me.Living with the Principles of Self Management: Read more >