MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS – Monday 25th January 2016

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AVAAberdeenshire Voluntary Action Training in partnership with NHS Grampian and Networks of Wellbeing is offering this course free of charge.  The course is aimed at sufferers, family members and carers, staff in any organisation who deal regularly with people who are experiencing or have recovered from mental health problems.  Employers and Managers who support staff who are experiencing mental health problems.

Course aims: 

The aim of the course is to provide participants with an overview of the most common mental health problems.  The workshop includes a number of small group exercises and includes video clips.  Participants will gain greater understanding of the impact on sufferers and those around them.

Course content:

By the end of the course, participants will have covered:

  • Mental Health in Scotland an overview
  • Defining Mental Health

The major mental health problems and other issues/questions raised by participants:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Schizophrenia
  • Bi-Polar Disorder


Time:             9.30am –12.30pm
Venue:           Networks @ No 11, 11 Gordon Street, Huntly.  AB54 8AJ
Cost:              Free (however a £15 charge will be made for non-attendance once 
booking confirmed) 

Trainer:         Bill Murdoch

Please complete the attached application form and return to: or contact Shirley Leask on 01771 624589 for further information.

Do You Care for Someone? Would You Like Some Support? Pop Into VSA Carers Open Day Stonehaven Thursday June 12th

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National Carer’s Week is this week – 9th -15th June – and with it’s focus on recognising the efforts so many people put in to supporting friends or family members, it’s a good time to ask yourself if what you do could be described as ‘caring’! Read the rest of this entry »