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“Isolation is my problem. When I am in pain I avoid contact with people. This makes me depressed, which locks me in to a cycle of pain. Also tiredness makes me unable to cope with day to day chores. I then feel worthless. This prolonged bad, wet, windy …Health Topic: Mental Health
This is the question that the Scottish Government is asking in its new draft strategy on tackling loneliness and social isolation in Scotland. A Connected Scotland is the first government strategy, globally, aimed at tackling loneliness and social isol …Health Topic: Health Inequalities
This month, Jenny Lester, Communications and Marketing Assistant at VHS, met with Helen Scammel, co-director, at Pilton Community Health Project. PCHP uses a social model of health and works using a community development approach to tackle ill health i …Health Topic: Health Inequalities
A conference on human rights in medicine at the Royal College of Physicians on 20th November 2017 gave me a lot of food for thought. Overall the Conference underpinned the efforts that VHS and others are making in Scotland to address inequalities in he …Health Topic: Health Inequalities
The Scottish Government is working to develop a Culture Strategy for Scotland. The last two Programmes for Government have committed to a Culture Strategy for Scotland, which will be underpinned by the principles of access, equity and excellence. As pa …Health Topic: Health Inequalities