Items Tagged ‘Wellbeing’

From Grey to Pink Book Launch (News Item)

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On 22nd November, Pink Ladies 1st launched a collection of writing produced by the women who have taken part in the support groups, motivational courses and workshops provided in Midlothian. Read more to find out about the event and how you can purchase a copy of From Grey to Pink.

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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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A single point of contact for health and wellbeing information (News Item)

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NHS 24 are redesigning Scotland’s NHS Inform site. As part of this they are developing health and wellbeing information for the site. The ALLIANCE Self Management Partnership and Practice Programme is a member of the group and will be bringing a self management focus. We are looking for your views on the work.

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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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Self management: Carers Matter (News Item)

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Making sure there is support for carers to self manage is important but often under prioritised. Carers have told us they need to understand about self management for the person they care for as well as for themselves. Too often support is offered when a carer feels in crisis. This blog has been written by Maureen about her experience of self management as a carer.

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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.

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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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Life Doesn’t Need to Be so Tough! Using Mindfulness to Self Manage (News Item)

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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.

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