wellbeing

KINCARDINE AND MEARNS WELFARE & WELLBEING NETWORK BULLETIN

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March 2021

Green Shoots

Our countryside and gardens are wakening up from their Winter sleep and starting to show off their beauty. The longer nights and the lockdown restrictions were a real challenge for many but seeing lighter mornings and feeling some warmth in the sun is a sign that our gardens, parks, countryside in general are about to burst into life. It is well known that getting outside into nature can really help boost our mood and, taking cognisance of covid restrictions, we have so many great places in Kincardine and Mearns to visit. Getting out into the garden and ‘pottering’ or just sitting and enjoying nature’s sounds can really help our mental health. So, in this bulletin we look at how we can get the best from our countryside and learn new things along the way, gardening tips and general wellbeing news to help us enjoy the ‘green shoots’ of recovery.

Click on the link below to find out all the great things on offer from services and our partners in K & M helping to keep us well.

Kincardine and MearnsCommunity Planning E-Bulletin

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Edition #20

This bulletin focuses on what is happening locally, and provides useful information and guidance. Click on the link to access the full bulletin.

https://mailchi.mp/65199f747b06/e-bulletin-5342574

This includes sections which will signpost you to official guidance, changes in service provision, local health and wellbeing providers, community news, support and advice.

This month hot topics include Scottish Government Updates the Framework Leading Out of Lockdown and what changes in services and support currently are in place.

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.

Weekly topics such as employment, saving fuel and reducing bills, food, finance and benefits, health and wellbeing will be highlighted and discussed between January 11th and February 12th.

WEEK 1 – MONDAY 11 JANUARY 2020 – HEALTH & WELLBEING

Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership (Public Health)

This first week of ‘K&M – Dae Ye Ken?’, we bring you a broad range of information and advice on helping you keep well and fit over these Winter months. To find out LOTS more, click on the links below’ and see attached poster!

Monday – 5 Ways of Wellbeing

https://mailchi.mp/69e743b9b5dd/k-m-dae-ye-ken-mental-health-3607122

Tuesday – Alcohol Awareness

‘At 3pm Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (ADP) South Community Forum will host a Forum meeting on the theme of ‘being part of an alcohol free community’ .  Click below to join’

https://mailchi.mp/28aa7d8725c5/k-m-dae-ye-ken-health-wellbeing-week-alcohol-awareness-3607162

Meeting ID: 829 5730 9360
Passcode: 066417

https://mailchi.mp/28aa7d8725c5/k-m-dae-ye-ken-health-wellbeing-week-alcohol-awareness-3607162

Wednesday – Eating Well

https://mailchi.mp/4cdd2605cafe/k-m-dae-ye-ken-eating-well-3607146

Thursday – Mental Health (Zoom meeting by PILLAR Kincardine)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82957309360?pwd=N1FtL3Z5QWR3SjE0aFlZVWZBTXZ1dz09

Meeting ID: 829 5730 9360 Passcode: 066417

Why not have a look at the mental health newsletter, link below?

https://mailchi.mp/69e743b9b5dd/k-m-dae-ye-ken-mental-health-3607122

Friday – Physical Activity

https://mailchi.mp/a062a03940ae/k-m-dae-ye-ken-physical-activity-3607134

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.

Weekly topics such as employment, saving fuel and reducing bills, food, finance and benefits, health and wellbeing will be highlighted and discussed between January 11th and February 12th.

WEEK 1 – MONDAY 11 JANUARY 2020 – HEALTH & WELLBEING

Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership (Public Health)

This first week of ‘K&M – Dae Ye Ken?’, we bring you a broad range of information and advice on helping you keep well and fit over these Winter months. To find out LOTS more, click on the links below’ and see attached poster!

Monday – 5 Ways of Wellbeing

https://mailchi.mp/e25d215c4b2e/k-m-dae-ye-ken

Tuesday – Alcohol Awareness

‘At 3pm Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (ADP) South Community Forum will host a Forum meeting on the theme of ‘being part of an alcohol free community’ .  Click below to join’

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82300010808?pwd=YWFZL2JyQXFNRnNkREpGdG44SUFXZz09

Meeting ID: 829 5730 9360
Passcode: 066417

https://mailchi.mp/af1098bf39d5/k-m-dae-ye-ken-health-wellbeing-week-alcohol-awareness

Wednesday – Eating Well

https://mailchi.mp/5218515d7cc5/k-m-dae-ye-ken-eating-well

Thursday – Mental Health (Zoom meeting by PILLAR Kincardine)

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82957309360?pwd=N1FtL3Z5QWR3SjE0aFlZVWZBTXZ1dz09

Meeting ID: 829 5730 9360 Passcode: 066417

Why not have a look at the mental health newsletter, link below?

https://mailchi.mp/84130b0875ea/k-m-dae-ye-ken-mental-health

Friday – Physical Activity

https://mailchi.mp/2548f6b6922e/k-m-dae-ye-ken-physical-activity

Kincardine and Mearns Community Planning E-Bulletin Edition #15

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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

 

Hot Topics!

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

https://mailchi.mp/a16b66bbc835/e-bulletin-4236566

 

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

 

 

Kincardine and Mearns Community Planning E-Bulletin Edition #14

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Have a look at the new e bulletin for Kincardine & Mearns. Features this week include schools to re-open full-time from 12th August and “Painting a picture of COVID-19” so far. A survey  being launched across Aberdeenshire to help paint a picture of the impact of COVID-19. The aim is to find out what the pandemic felt like – in its early stages – what has happened to individuals, communities, and businesses, what helped and what made life more difficult.

This information will become part of Community Impact Assessments, documents which will paint a picture of COVID-19 in the area and will help inform Council decision making.

To access the full updated bulletin click here https://mailchi.mp/1a02eb03f8fd/e-bulletin-4227042

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

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

 

Kincardine & Mearns Mental Health & Wellbeing E Bulletin #3 July 2020

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A chance to share what we know about mental health & wellbeing
in K & M.
Welcome to the third K & M Mental Health & Wellbeing E Bulletin. This month a closer look at the support for teens, students and school leavers.

Of those aged 16 to 29 who say their well-being has been affected by Covid – 19, 76% said that they were bored. Overall, this age group was less likely to be worried about coronavirus generally (17%) than the over – 60’s. Yet they are conversely more likely to report feeling anxious (72%) than the over – 60’s (54%).

 

Click on the link to have a look at the whole bulletin. There’s lots of information about the support out there for teens, students and school leavers. We hope you enjoy!

https://mailchi.mp/2dbf1b20993a/k-m-mental-health-wellbeing-e-bulletin-4214074

 

Kincardine and Mearns COVID-19 E-Bulletin Edition #12

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This bulletin continues to focus on what is currently happening or in place locally as a result of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

Hot Topics this week are

Moving into Phase 2 of Transition out of Lockdown
Please see the “Guidance” section below for information on the detail of a further lifting of lockdown restrictions through a phased approach.
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Spaces for Funding Bid Successful!
Aberdeenshire Council’s bid for £310,000 to ensure people are able to safely access services in town centres while maintaining physical distancing has been successful. The temporary infrastructure projects will provide safe walking, wheeling and cycling as the lockdown is eased and immediate priority is to be given to the town centres including Stonehaven.


Want to know more about Mearns & Coastal Healthy Living Network Telephone Befriending Service, click on the link below to access the full bulletin.

https://mailchi.mp/66df5537c1d9/e-bulletin-4206918