Engage Daily Update - 22 October
Support for Individuals
Charity says speaking out will help end mental health stigma – Paisley Daily Express
A Paisley volunteer at a mental health charity is urging people to speak up if they are struggling as part of a national campaign. Osama Nadeem has added his voice to the See Me Scotland’s new campaign - See Us - in a bid to end discrimination surrounding mental health. Osama has struggled with his mental health since primary school as a result of racist bullying. The 22-year-old says that stigma was one of the biggest barriers he faced when it came to asking for help – but that acts of kindness, and showing support, can make a huge difference for those who are struggling. He said: “When I was in primary seven, I remember standing in the corner of the playground, and I started to cry as it all just got to me.
Support for Organisations
StudioFV (the new-look Fablevision Studios) is offering a 25% discount to any Engage Renfrewshire member ordering a video short (~1-3 minutes) between 1st November, 2021 and 31st January, 2022.
Call Lou, Greg or Ed on 0141 230 7321 or email email@example.com for a chat.
NHS GG&C - Our World Our Wellbeing Event - mental health and climate change, Wednesday 10th November, 10.00 - 12.00pm, via Teams
Climate change and mental health are two of the most significant and pressing challenges that we all face today. The links between the two, however, have often been overlooked.
That is why we are delighted to invite you to our ‘Our World, Our Wellbeing’ event, which looks to change this. The event will be held online on Wednesday 10th November 2021 from 10.00 – 12.00 pm, via Microsoft Teams.
The event will look at the impact of climate change on mental health, how we can best support people through these anxious times, and what steps we can take to look after both our world and our wellbeing. We have a range of exciting speakers from across Greater Glasgow and Clyde, including speakers from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Glasgow City HSCP, and Inverclyde HSCP. It is a chance for people working across Greater Glasgow and Clyde to come together and take this important agenda forward.
If you would like to attend, please register here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the event. The Microsoft Teams link to join can be found at the bottom of the confirmation email.
Scops Arts Trust
The goal of Scops Arts Trust is to help people to understand, participate in and enjoy the arts, particularly the performing arts. We are keen to find projects which widen access and have a lasting cultural impact on the community. In 2022, they are especially interested in supporting performing arts projects aimed at adults and projects which will benefit all ages across the generations, not only children. They are also keen to hear from organisations planning smaller regional festivals in areas where there is little arts provision, due to socio-economic circumstances or geographically remote locations. They will continue to consider applications for music education projects for children and young people, but our preferred projects this year will focus on adults and whole communities.
Next deadline: 3rd November 2021
Connecting Scotland Programme
The Connecting Scotland Programme aims to get 60,000 digitally excluded households online by the end of 2021. They are now inviting ‘fast track’ applications from organisations working with people at risk of social isolation and loneliness, who can deliver devices in November and December. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 12th November.