Join VHS and the Open University for the first in series of joint online events exploring ageing, health and wellbeing. Led by Dr Jitka Všetečková who currently works at the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies, The Open University. Jitka undertakes research in Public Health with … [Read more...] about Ageing Well: Virtual Talk with the Open University
VHS 2nd Members Meet Up on Zoom Wednesday 1 April at 2-3pm VHS would like to invite you to our first virtual members meet up on Wednesday 1 April at 2pm via Zoom. During this challenging time we want to offer a space to connect and share with other VHS members. VHS is keen to hear how … [Read more...] about VHS 2nd Members Meet up: Zoom
VHS Members Meet Up on Zoom Tuesday 31 March at 11am- 12pm VHS would like to invite you to our first virtual members meet up on Tuesday 31st March at 11am via Zoom. During this challenging time we want to offer a space to connect and share with other VHS members. VHS is keen to hear how … [Read more...] about VHS Members Meet Up: Zoom
Our latest news bulletin is packed with useful information for and about voluntary health organisations. Download it here Sign up to receive it direct each month … [Read more...] about What’s new? Read our March 2020 e-bulletin
In December 2019 VHS surveyed our 145 associate member in order to build a profile of their professional interests and their reasons for membership of VHS. Full VHS Members are voluntary health organisations, but all current Associate Members are individuals. Associate Membership is free of … [Read more...] about An Overview of VHS’s Associate Membership 2020
It is with regret that ACHWS and VHS have decided to postpone the seminar on culture, loneliness and social isolation that was due to take place in Perth on 31st March. Postponement is in the interest of everyone’s health and wellbeing. Thank you for understanding. A new date will be announced … [Read more...] about Keeping the Conversation Going: What role does arts & culture play in addressing loneliness and social isolation?
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