Aberdeenshire

Kincardine and MearnsCommunity Planning E-Bulletin

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Edition #23


This bulletin focuses on what is happening locally, and provides useful information and guidance.

Find out more about New Fire and Smoke Alarm Guidance
All homes are required to have interlinked fire alarms by February 2022. See the Guidance section for more detail.

Residents continue to work together to support our communities in this time of need with help like mutual aid groups or volunteer transport/deliveries. 

If you are on Facebook, the pages below are a good way to stay informed about what is happening in your community as well as to keep in touch with neighbours and fellow residents

To access the full bulletin, click on the link.

https://mailchi.mp/b8104f75d1ae/e-bulletin-5376610

KINCARDINE AND MEARNS WELFARE & WELLBEING NETWORK August 2021

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We might be thinking about ‘getting back to normal’ – after the holidays, young people going back to school.

For some of us, it’s all about change – to new institutions and courses of study or even ‘the new normal’ following COVID. 

Here are some tips, diversions and resources to help you through – and find some enjoyment and relaxation along the way.

Click on the link to access the new Mental Health and Wellbeing E Bulletin from the Kincardine & Mearns Welfare and Wellbeing Network.

https://mailchi.mp/2527d6856043/kincardine-mearns-welfare-and-wellbeing-network-5376614

#MindYerMind

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Do you have a few minutes to answer ten simple questions about mental wellbeing, and how you look after yours?

Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership is launching a campaign to ensure people know the benefits of looking after their mental wellbeing, whilst also sharing hints, tips and advice on how to do this.

Your survey answers are important to us because if we are running a campaign for people in the North East, we want it to be based on thoughts and experiences of people from the North East.

The survey is completely confidential and is available on this link:

https://engage.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/mind-yer-mind/survey_tools/questions-for-aberdeenshire-community-planning-partnership-mental-wellbeing-survey

#MindYerMind

Kincardine and MearnsCommunity Planning E-Bulletin

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Edition #22


This bulletin focuses on what is happening locally, and provides useful information and guidance.

Hot Topic this month!

Community Impact Survey
This second survey aims to understand the experiences of Aberdeenshire residents since late autumn 2020.  This will help ensure the impacts of Covid are taken into account in decision-making.  See the Consultations section.

Visit the link to find out what’s new in K & M.

https://mailchi.mp/fb9ec046d981/e-bulletin-5369174

K & M – Dae Ye Ken?

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Partners in Kincardine and Mearns are working together to deliver the five-week ‘K&M – Dae Ye Ken?’ initiative.

Designed to help tackle not only some of the unique challenges which have surfaced in these challenging times, the initiative will also demonstrate how there can be health, financial and environmental benefits to many residents within the community.

The partnership – comprising Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership, Home Energy Scotland and Kincardine and Mearns Citizens’ Advice Bureau – know the Kincardine & Mearns area well and will be on hand to offer help and advice.

This week we consider employment with Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support Team.

The Employment Support Team is Aberdeenshire Council’s central point for employment support

We can assist anyone living in Aberdeenshire, who is actively seeking employment or looking to enter education or training to gain full-time or additional employment. We can offer practical assistance if you are returning to the work market after an absence such as redundancy, raising children or health issues or perhaps you are looking to retrain for a better job.

We offer one to one support from a trained Key Worker, who will assess where you are in the job market, where would you like to be, and help plan how we can help you get there.

The Employment Support Team will help you realise your potential by developing your personal plan with milestones to show your progress towards your employment goal.

Our Key Workers are skilled in pre-employment techniques to set you on the road to work readiness through building self-esteem and confidence. They can offer a variety of practical help including creating a professional CV, developing interview techniques, improving digital skills and support to find learning and training opportunities.

If you are interested in finding out more on what the Employment Support Team can offer you, please get in touch.

Call 01467 533058 or Email us on employmentsupportteam@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

K & M – Dae Ye Ken? The week ahead

Monday 25th January 2021

What support can Aberdeenshire Council’s Employment Support Team offer you?

https://youtu.be/8FsLPlqVEiU

Informative session of how individuals can access the service and what support they can expect to receive

Tuesday 26th January 2021

How to write a professional CV and effective job application forms

https://youtu.be/5FG2M7l2shM

Information on writing CV’s, application forms and what employers are looking for when recruiting

Wednesday 27th January 2021

Undertaking effective job searches

https://youtu.be/Wnbh9n6lENs

Information on job searches using job websites and social media

Thursday 28th January 2021

How to prepare for a job interview

https://youtu.be/AfG7QC8O9yE

Preparing for a job interview, the different formats that interviews take, and dealing with tricky questions

Kincardine & Mearns Mental Health & Wellbeing E Bulletin #5 September 2020

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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’ ”.
Roddy MacInnes
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

 

Kincardine & Mearns Mental Health & Wellbeing E Bulletin #4 August 2020

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A chance to share what we know about mental health & wellbeing
in K & M.
Welcome to the fourth K & M Mental Health & Wellbeing E Bulletin. This month a closer look support for the older generation.

The number and proportion of people aged 60 years and older in the population is increasing. In 2019, the number of people aged 60 years and older was 1 billion. This number will increase to 1.4 billion by 2030 and 2.1 billion by 2050. This increase is occurring at an unprecedented pace and will accelerate in coming decades, particularly in developing countries.

Click on the link to find out some of the support and resource available for our older generation.

https://mailchi.mp/f2323958eebc/k-m-mental-health-wellbeing-e-bulletin-4230310

 

 

Fares4Free

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Fares4Free:

·         Co-ordinate and provide free transport for veterans, helping them to combat loneliness and isolation, and providing access to important services.

·         Can provide transport for any age group for essential reasons – this can cover anything from extreme isolation to health appointments and even assistance getting to benefits assessments, advice services, foodbanks etc…

·         In short, if the referring partner feels the journey is of an essential nature for a veteran their family, we’ll cover it. We are regularly at CAMHS for veterans’ children.

·         Journeys from Inverness, Moray and Aberdeen to Combat Stress or to tribunals in Edinburgh are not unusual either, whether it’s a taxi all the way or help connecting at stations.

  • Coverage includes Inverness, Moray, Aberdeen and surrounding areas

For more information and any queries:

Phone:07708 299399

Email: info@fares4free.org

Web: www.fares4free.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/fares4free

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Kincardine and Mearns Community Planning E-Bulletin Edition #13

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This bulletin continues to focus on what is currently happening or in place locally, and also provides information and guidance related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Click on the link to the bulletin below to find out about the latest updates, including news on public toilet re-openings, phase 3 of lockdown easing guidance and support available within the communities of K & M.

Also, take a cycle tour round Aberdeenshire from the comfort of your own home. Join Live Life Aberdeenshire staff as they cycle round our amazing area. Spot your local landmarks. Who knows, it might inspire you to get your bike and follow in their path!

https://mailchi.mp/1b38fd70645f/e-bulletin-4218206

 

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