Month: September 2020
This bulletin focuses on what is happening locally, and provides useful information and guidance.
This includes sections which will signpost you to official guidance, changes in service provision, local health and wellbeing providers, community news, support and advice
Face coverings to be worn by secondary school age pupils from Monday 31st August
Pupils at secondary schools in Scotland must wear face coverings as they move between classes and in communal areas to help limit the spread of Covid-19 [link]
Good News from K & M
In each bulletin we like to share with you some of the great work being done by the third sector in K & M. This time we share with you a lovely piece about K & D Befriending about one of their matches during lockdown which was published in this month Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations magazine ‘Third Force New.‘
To read on and access the entire bulletin, click on the link
A chance to share what we know about mental health & wellbeing in K & M.
Welcome to the fifth K & M Mental Health & Wellbeing E Bulletin. This month we mark suicide prevention week and world suicide prevention day alongside taking a closer look at self management and resilience.
Thinking about suicide is very common.
“It has been said that suicide and indeed talking about suicide is one of the last taboos. However, having lost my brother to suicide last year I recognise that talking about it is what we MUST do if we are tackle the misconceptions, stigma and lack of understanding that surrounds this subject.
I’m advised that up to 1 in 20 people are thinking about suicide at any one time – that’s a huge number and indeed constitutes enough people to fill Hampden stadium five times over. The vast majority of these people do not go on to commit suicide, but these numbers demonstrate the need for us all to have a greater awareness and really have that conversation.
Lesley and I hope this Suicide Prevention Week e-bulletin can help start that journey; informing and encouraging an open dialogue about not only suicide, but mental health in general. You will learn about personal journeys, how you can how support and raise awareness locally and the fact that a directory of help and advice can be in your pocket or bag only a single click away.
And one final thought to carry with you, as old Bob Hoskins used to say, ‘It’s good to talk’ ”.
Community Planning Officer K&M
Click on the link to access the full bulletin and learn more about the support out there https://mailchi.mp/3bb2e53222bc/k-m-mental-health-wellbeing-e-bulletin-4238378