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Key Themes from Peer Support for Dads
20.06.2022

Key Themes from Peer Support for Dads

Monday 20th June marks International Father’s Mental Health Awareness Day.  Earlier this year, the Inspiring Scotland PIMH team alongside Scottish Government hosted an online event: Perinatal Peer Support Scotland. The aim of the session was to recognise the contribution of peer support workers; showcase good practice and highlight the role of peer support and how

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Supporting Women, Reducing Harm: Supporting a National Conversation
16.06.2022

Supporting Women, Reducing Harm: Supporting a National Conversation

In April, Inspiring Scotland’s Perinatal and Infant Mental Health team co-hosted Supporting Women, Reducing Harm, the first-ever national conversation on how services should care for families affected by substance use in the perinatal period. This event was in partnership with Scottish Government, Perinatal Mental Health Network Scotland, NHS Scotland, third sectors partners and women with

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Matt Baker guests blogs on Creative Communities programme after attending its showcase earlier this Month.
26.05.2022

Matt Baker guests blogs on Creative Communities programme after attending its showcase earlier this Month.

Artist and founder of the Stove Network, Matt Baker guests blogs on Creative Communities programme after attending its showcase earlier this Month.¬†¬† Firstly, I’d like to congratulate everyone who took part in the Creative Communities programme – from those who first thought up the idea and made it possible – to everyone who has been

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10 ‚ÄėBeautifully Ambitious‚Äô Years of  Link Up
21.03.2022

10 ‚ÄėBeautifully Ambitious‚Äô Years of Link Up

Andrew Magowan, Link Up Programme Manager shares his reflections on¬† Inspiring Scotland‚Äôs Link Up Programme turning 10.¬†¬† My colleague described our plans for the celebration as ‚Äúbeautifully ambitious‚ÄĚ.¬† True, but the phrase is also a great way to capture the essence of Link Up since its launch in 2012. Link Up was never really a

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Thrive Outdoors Blog Series: Case Studies- the children’s experience
25.02.2022

Thrive Outdoors Blog Series: Case Studies- the children’s experience

  This month for the sixth instalment of our Botanics Blog series we hear from the two nurseries taking part in the pilot- Outdoor Nursery Edinburgh (ONE) and Edzell. Both nurseries share their own case study on a child‚Äôs experience of ‚ÄėThe Wee Garden‚Äô. Hearing about the difference this outdoor space has made to each

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Looking after social work and social care staff
02.02.2022

Looking after social work and social care staff

A new £1 million fund has been established to support projects which look after the wellbeing of staff working in social care. The Workforce Wellbeing Fund for Adult Social Work and Social Care will be managed by Inspiring Scotland and provide grants of up to £10,000 until December 2022. Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social

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