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Smart Play Network

Part of Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund.

Smart Play Network (SPN) are the national organisation supporting and delivering play opportunities for the benefit, health and wellbeing of children and families across Scotland.

They provide a range of support and practical tools to 394 members, from starting up a new service, through policy development and delivery to planning for sustainability.

SPN believe in the child’s right to play for their overall development, health and wellbeing. They extend this belief to adults who can not only benefit from being playful themselves, but through supporting the child’s right to play, can build and strengthen their local places, spaces and community by coming together for a collective, focussed and common goal.

SPN deliver Play Rangers services, Community Spaces Co-Production projects, outdoor play in schools projects, a toy library and a national roadshow to support positive parent/child engagement through play.

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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More outdoor play for Scotland’s children and their families
13.06.2022

More outdoor play for Scotland’s children and their families

Scottish play charities will share a ÂŁ550,000 funding boost to help get children and families out to play in their local communities. Creative outdoor play sessions, active play, and nature spaces for local communities are just some of the brilliant initiatives being supported by the Scottish Government Outdoor Community Play Fund aimed at improving the

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