Engage Daily Update - 13 April
Engage Daily Update - 13 April

Engage Daily Update - 13 April


15th Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival

The online programme for the 15th Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival was launched yesterday!

Hundreds of events from all over Scotland - including film screenings, workshops, discussions, exhibitions and more - are available to browse and book. 

Please follow and tag the SMHAF social media accounts - for Facebook (@mentalhealtharts), Instagram (@mhfestival) and Twitter (@MH_Arts). Social media will be particularly important this year, so please make sure you tag the social media accounts when promoting events. The hashtag is #SMHAF21

Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival - Home (mhfestival.com)


Support for Organisations

SCVO - change your constitution to keep virtual meetings


Online Events/Training

NHSGG&C Self Harm Forum have developed a 1-hour taster session which will be delivered online. The session aims to introduce and develop understanding of self harm.  
Who should attend?
Target Group: Any staff from organisations within the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area, who work with and support people who self-harm. There is no cost for this session.
Please note this session is not targeted at those who have attended our 1 day What’s the Harm –Self Harm Awareness and Skills training. 

Please see attached information flyer and booking form for details of dates. To reserve a place on a session, please complete the booking form and return to: Donald.boyle@ggc.scot.nhs.uk. Your place will be confirmed via email and you will be sent a joining link prior to the session. Please note due to working patterns, there may be a delay in responding to your email, please be patient all emails will be answered.
For further information relating to the 1 hour taster session, please contact either:                       
Allison.McKenna-Breen@ggc.scot.nhs.uk or michelle.guthrie@ggc.scot.nhs.uk



Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund now open

Applications for the Organised Outdoor Community Play Fund are now open. Funded by the Scottish Government, it aims to support charities who provide organised outdoor play opportunities for children and families in Scotland’s most deprived communities.

In 2020-21, the fund distributed £380,000 across 23 play charities, reaching more than 5,000 children in Scotland. This year, a total of £500,000 is being provided to help charities who facilitate outdoor play for children and their families.
Applications for up to £25,000 will be considered, though the average award is likely to be less than this.

Fund criteria:

  • Must be a registered Scottish charity.
  • Delivery in top 2 deciles of deprivation – 20% SIMD (please read the guidance notes for further information on this)
  • Funding to support children and their families to access outdoor play.
  • Only outdoor free play – not applicable to organised sports.
  • Cannot duplicate any statutory, ELC or school provision.

Apply here

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