Engage COVID 19 Update - 18 August
Engage COVID 19 Update - 18 August

Engage COVID 19 Update - 18 August


National Wellbeing Hub : You look after us so we’ll look after you

The wide-ranging content is aimed at encouraging everyone in health and social care services, wherever they work, and unpaid carers, to look after themselves and seek help seek when they need it.

It contains information on (evidence-based) resources to enable self-care and the most comprehensive information on services available (e.g. helplines, peer support) at national, regional and local levels.

A number of key resources (free for health and social care workers) are available on the National Wellbeing Hub, including apps and online programmes:

  • Sleepio (click to access the evidence based sleep improvement programme)
  • Daylight (click to access ways of improving general wellbeing)
  • Silvercloud (click to access a structured programme based on CBT focusing on supporting your wellbeing, including managing your mental health, resilience, stress and sleep. Use code NHS2020)

For more info, follow @PRoMISScot @scotgovhealth on Twitter.


Support for Individuals

Age Scotland - The veterans' guide to later life

Social Security Scotland Newsletter

NHS Living Life Day - 25 August


Support for Organisations

OSCR - COVID-19 impact on charities survey results

Generations Working Together Newsletter

Funding - Frequently Asked Questions


SCVO - Digital Service Delivery for Charities 

Tip 1 – Get some training
Training always helps you get onto the right track. Third Sector Lab are running a free workshop on Friday 21st August Optimising safeguarding policies and practice. There’s still time to book your spot! 

Tip 2 – Don’t overthink it
This New World, Same Rules blog post explains how to simplify your thinking and nail what is important.

Tip 3 – Don’t reinvent the wheel
This DigiListen podcast, with the creators of DigiSafe, will explain how to get the best out of their step-by-step digital safeguarding guide.



The Elephant Trust - Grants are available to artists, small organisations and galleries to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds.

Cash4Clubs is a sports funding scheme giving clubs a unique chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and invest in the sustainability of their club

Creative Scotland - Funding is available for individuals, organisations and networks who work outwith school settings to undertake training that will strengthen youth music for the benefit of young people

Independent Age Grants Fund - Reaching older people most likely to be missing out – now and beyond the coronavirus pandemic
Independent Age Grants Fund - Application Guidance



Volunteer Scotland are offering FREE training on restarting your volunteer programme post lockdown, and keeping volunteers safe


Online Events

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Mental Health Improvement Team are working in partnership with Health and Social Care Partnerships and Scotland’s Association for Mental Health to offer two virtual learning opportunities via Micro Soft Teams and Zoom. We have lots of dates for staff to sign up to at time that suits them. Sessions include

  • Maintaining Wellbeing
  • Building Resilience
  • Introduction to Suicide Prevention and Mental Health in the Workplace – A Guide for Managers

Microsoft Teams Booking Form 

Zoom Booking Form 


Equality and Human Rights Commission - Join the Scotland Committee

Are you interested in influencing our work and the impact of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland?

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is the National Equality Body for Scotland, England and Wales. We monitor, promote and enforce compliance with the Equality Act 2010.

Find out more


SCVO’s Scottish Charity Awards 2020 Finalists have been announced

You can find the full list here

Congratulations to all! We would also encourage you to read through the finalist submissions and vote in the People’s Choice category. This category is open to all finalists but you can only vote once so be sure to read through and choose the individual/organisation/campaign that inspires you the most!


Volunteer Blog

This week’s blog comes from Gleniffer Credit Union, click through to read Kathleen’s experience joining the credit union, training to become a teller and getting more involved by becoming the CU’s assistant treasurer, marketing assistant and all round superstar!

Volunteer Blog

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