Arts Culture Health and Wellbeing Scotland (formerly Arts Health Scotland) are delighted to announce a one-day event exploring the role that arts and culture can play in tackling social isolation and loneliness. Including a series of spoken presentations, workshops and discussions led by those at … [Read more...] about Keeping the Conversation Going: What role does arts & culture play in addressing loneliness and social isolation?
SAVE THE DATE: 4TH NOVEMBER 2020! VHS will host our Annual Conference and AGM on Wednesday 4th of November 2020 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow. We are delighted to confirm the following speakers: Angela Leitch, Chief Executive, Public Health Scotland Professor Kate … [Read more...] about VHS Annual Conference & AGM 2020
The Scottish Government’s vision for the future of primary care is for multi-disciplinary teams, made up of a variety of health professionals, working together to support people in their community and to give GPs more time to spend with patients in specific need of their expertise. But what does … [Read more...] about VHS at the Gathering 2020: Shaping Primary Care for the next generation in rural Scotland
Walking is a simple and cheap way for older adults to exercise. However, the ability to get out of the house and access the community has benefits far beyond exercise. It helps to maintain community links and social contact, which in turn supports mental and cognitive health. Through our Walking … [Read more...] about Kate’s Blog: Rights of way: What affects older adults walking to stay healthy and happy?
Health Defence Scotland for Healthier Lives As Health Defence Scotland Lead for the charity Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, I feel privileged to be able to see in practice how we are supporting the Right to Health. But what does the Right to Health really mean? I had time to reflect on this … [Read more...] about Jo’s Blog: Health Defence Scotland for Healthier Lives
Here at Children's Health Scotland children and young people’s (CYP) health rights underpin all our work – services, activities and publications. In particular, our work is based on the 10 standards (or rights for CYP healthcare) of the European Association for Children in Hospital (EACH) charter … [Read more...] about Anne’s Blog: Children and Young People’s Health Rights eLearning Resource
It’s on our televisions, in our books, films and art. It’s all around us in various forms, but it seems we have become increasingly removed from the reality of the one certainty in life: death. Traditional communities and many Scottish traditions around loss and remembrance have faded over time and … [Read more...] about Caroline’s Blog: The Truacanta Project- helping each other with death, dying, loss and care
Ceartas is a charity providing an advocacy service for people in East Dunbartonshire irrespective of their cultural background, gender, beliefs or sexuality. OPAL is a free information and advice service for all adults (16+) in East Dunbartonshire. CrossFit was an eight week programme to introduce … [Read more...] about Ronnie’s Blog: OPAL and Ceartas Crossfit Project 2018
Angus Creative Minds is an emerging social enterprise created by people in Angus for people in Angus. We focus on the right to health using creativity to break down silos, recognise the parity of mental and physical health and also social barriers people face. The idea emerged one afternoon when … [Read more...] about Sheila’s Blog: Angus Creative Minds- One Size Doesn’t Fit All