Engage Update - 09 May
Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week.
We’ll be sharing information on services and activities in Renfrewshire that support good mental health over on our Facebook (@EngageRenfrewshire) and Instagram (@renmhwb).
To find out more about the week head to Mental Health Awareness Week Website
Don’t forget the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival is going on throughout May and there’s lots to get involved with in Renfrewshire and beyond. Check it out here: https://www.mhfestival.com/whats-on
Challenge Poverty Week
Challenge Poverty Week 2022 will take place from 3 – 9 October.
Too many people in Scotland are trapped in poverty’s grip. Challenge Poverty Week designed to highlight that poverty is a problem we can solve, and to showcase solutions we can all get behind.
The week is an opportunity for you to raise your voice against poverty and unite with others in calling for a more just and equal Scotland. Last year, more organisations that ever before raised their voice against poverty, and some of the policy asks that you supported became Government policy. That’s the power of collective action.
Getting involved in easy and worthwhile. Whether you are getting involved for the first time or you have been involved before, please join one of our Get Involved meetings where we will talk you through all the different ways you can take part and update you on this year’s themes and resources.
You can find all the dates and times, and sign up, here.
We will be in touch in the coming weeks to provide more resources to help you get involved. In the meantime, you can view last year’s resources at challengepoverty.net.
Scottish Recovery Network
The latest Scottish Recovery Network newsletter is available via this link https://bit.ly/AprilMay2022News
The refresh of the Scottish Government’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy is underway. Scottish Recovery Network gathered feedback from people with lived experience of mental health challenges and front-line practitioners on what they want to see from the refreshed strategy. Read the report or summary report here https://bit.ly/3vVVsj0
Over 100 people have shared their invaluable experiences, energy and insights via the Scottish Recovery Network ‘What makes engagement meaningful?’ survey. This has been added to learning from the project so far and a nifty infographic has been created to share feedback and keep this important conversation going https://bit.ly/3s2jOqt
Workforce Wellbeing Fund for Adult Social Work and Social Care
Still open and funding is available to support your organisations wellbeing needs.