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Getting ready for improved wellness in winter

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Getting ready for improved wellness in winter when: money is tight, moods can be low, and we can feel isolated.

Winter can be a challenging enough time, but when money is tight it can be even more so. 

Worrying about heating bills, having to get suitable clothes and shoes for the winter weather, making healthy tasty meals when maybe sometimes you need to rely on the foodbank. 

Suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder, sometimes known as winter depression, worrying about the cost of Christmas, or who you will spend it with if anyone. 

Changes in benefits, insecure employment, needing to replace an essential household item like the cooker but just don't know where the money will come from. All of this can make winter a bigger challenge to our physical, financial, emotional and mental wellbeing.

Sometimes there are no easy answers, but if we look at small changes which may help mitigate some of these issues, perhaps we won't feel so overwhelmed. Some of our activities include:

  • Promoting the tips to stay warm in Winter free flier as widely as possible
  • Promoting the concept of winter dignity baskets and inviting partners and other agencies to consider installing one in their premises
  • Raising awareness of cupboard staples, so when donating to a foodbank perhaps consider other items to donate
    • tinned tomatoes
    • tuna in water
    • dried herbs and spices
    • unsaturated oil
    • whole-wheat pasta
    • dried veg e.g. dried onion
    • pinned pulses
    • tinned potatoes and another veg
    • tinned fruit in juice
    • tinned meat
    • dried fruit
    • flour
    • powdered egg
    • bovril
    • stock cubes
      • dried lentils

    Thursday 12th December 12-3pm phone Kathleen to book your place

    COPEScotland is sponsoring COPE to offer a FREE Christmas Community lunch, a chance for 100 people to get together, enjoy a meal together and have fun with a festive quiz and prizes at Oliver's function suite 20 Drumchapel Rd 

    • We will also explore with partners how we can work with the local food bank, so people have Christmas cards to send at Christmas something people have shared has value for them and we have done before.
    • We are also sponsoring daytime Disco's over winter as a way to get out, have fun, meet people. The workshops are being provided by the Weekday Wow factor and the dates are:

    Tuesday 10th of September

    1-2.30pm as part of Connect4life Community event as part of World Suicide Prevention day Drumchapel Community Centre Kinfauns Dv Drumchapel G15

    Friday 25th October

    12 pm—1.30pm FREE Halloween Disco St Andrew's church 153 Garscadden Rd, Glasgow G15 6UQ

    Thursday 5th December

    11.30am to 1.30pm Daytime Disco Drumchapel Community centre Kinfauns Dv Drumchapel G15

    We are also committed to helping people attend suicide awareness workshops where people can learn how to offer a suicide first-aid intervention, due to demand we have two more events planned, to book a place just email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Monday 23rd September

    SafeTALK workshop, unit 14 multi-room Garscadden House 10am-1pm. SafeTALK is a half-day suicide awareness workshop which provides people with the opportunity to explore how to recognise when someone may be having thoughts of suicide and how to ask if the person is thinking of suicide and link to an ASIST trained helper

    Saturday 2nd November

    SafeTALK workshop, The CHSS community room, Drumchapel Shopping centre 10am-1pm. SafeTALK is a half-day suicide awareness workshop which provides people with the opportunity to explore how to recognise when someone may be having thoughts of suicide and how to ask if the person is thinking of suicide and link to an ASIST trained helper.

    We also have some workshops planned in partnership with CHSS Community Hub Drumchapel as part of their health defence programme

    Friday 27th September

    10.15am -12. 15 pm GETTING READY TO COORIE FOR WINTER CHSS Community Hub Drumchapel shopping centre FREE just turn up on the day

    Friday 25th October

    10.15am 12. 15 pm USING A KINDER INNER VOICE CHSS Community Hub Drumchapel shopping centre FREE just turn up on the day

    Friday 29th November

    10.15am 12. 15 pm BEAT FESTIVE STRESS CHSS Community Hub Drumchapel shopping centre FREE just turn up on the day

    None of us alone have all the answers, and sometimes some of the questions and situations don't have any easy answers, but, if we work together and care about each other, then perhaps we can find a way where each of us suffers less
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