Items Tagged ‘Peer support’

Peer mentoring opportunity for people living with M.E. in Scotland (News Item)

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Action for M.E. are now looking for people living with M.E. who would like to have peer mentor support. They are now looking for potential mentees in the Edinburgh, Lothians and Fife area. The project will be rolled out across Scotland in the future.

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“Getting to know yourself better, taking control and having choice” (News Item)

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In the lead up to Self Management Weeks 2016, we’ll be sharing interviews with last year’s Self Management Awards winners, people who attended the awards ceremony and others who got involved last year. First up it’s Wendy Bates from Health in Mind, winners of the Self Management Project of the Year in 2015.

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We need a person-centred approach to employability support (News Item)

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For many people, employability support is a key part of their self management – helping them to increase their skills, self esteem and wellbeing. In this latest blog, Sonia Last from Work4ME shares her thoughts on the recent Scottish Government consultation about the future of employability support in Scotland.

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Scottish Parliament hears of ‘critical’ self management projects (News Item)

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On 29 October 2015 MSPs in Scottish Parliament debated a motion by Joan McAlpine MSP on volunteering and self management. This blog provides a full summary of the debate.

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Hands on Health Self Management Programme Evaluation (News Item)

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In September 2014, I visited the Moira Anderson Foundation to learn about their Hands on Health Self Management Programme. Hands on Health aims to enable people to manage their long term health conditions, cope with everyday life and make positive life choices. Read about the evaluation of this programme after two cohorts.

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WRAP: a self management tool for carers (News Item)

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Carers frequently report feeling isolated & unsupported, which puts a strain on their wellbeing & ability to cope. Lorraine Keith from Edinburgh Carers Support Project describes in this article a project in which they delivered WRAP to carers of people with mental health problems & shares the project evaluation.

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Thoughts are Not Facts: My Planning Mind and My Mindfulness Journey (News Item)

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Today I’m updating you on weeks four to six of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course. The themes of each week were ‘staying present,’ ‘allowing/ letting be’ and ‘thoughts are not facts.’ All three messages emphasize acceptance of what you can’t control and focussing on what is happening in the present moment.

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Barriers and Movement: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Weeks Two and Three (News Item)

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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 >

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Today I Listened to a Raisin: the Meaning of Mindfulness and a First Attempt (News Item)

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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.

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