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Whit’s happening issue 11


COPEScotland started this wee magazine as a way of sharing information and it's kind of grown and grown and grown! We are going to spend some time reflecting on how this magazine has been received and how it can evolve further in future e.g. we may move it to be every 6 weeks instead of monthly or change the format slightly. 

We are led by what people think, so please share your ideas and we will do what we can to reflect them as we move forwards, email any comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. E.g. every month we list all the helplines and support services we know of, do we change that and make that a separate publication which is updated every 6 months and the magazine evolves more into specific features and themes around wellbeing?

Info magazines like this are simple tools to help people find out a wee bit more about what is happening, become aware of things perhaps they didn't know about already, and as a wee directory of support services and helplines as well as sharing learning opportunities and more. They also can offer a space to feature specific groups and activities. This month our features include:

  • Wee tips tae help ye plan if ye need to self-isolate page 4
  • Fast Forward Gambling Education Hub page 28
  • Notes from the Come Chat with Me about reducing gambling harms & next steps Page 31
  • Doing things differently, how Disability Assistance will be delivered in Scotland page 36
  • Organisations providing advice and support to Refugees and Asylum seekers in Glasgow page 52
  • SAMH & NHS GG&C Virtual mental health and wellbeing training dates page 59
  • Be Kind, reach out, coorie in Eden Project page 73
  • NHS GG&C Mental Health Improvement team page 75
  • COPE Scotland the evolving plan for the scented sitooterie with Growchapel and the local Community Links Practitioners page 80
  • Edinburgh Young Parkinson's Support group (working age) page 86
  • QNIS piece on Scottish Government FASD e-learning resource page 87
  • Information on Scottish Child Payments page 88
  • Lambhill, Milton and Cadder Window Wonderland page 110
  • Young Movers Walk and Talk page 116
  • Tips for living Meaningfully page 119
  • And new resources added throughout the magazine

We remain in strange times, but even if it feels like it, we are not alone. The sheer volume of services and resources in the magazine show that we are trying to find ways to work together to help and this is only a wee bit about what is out there, there are even more groups, services and supports sometimes on our doorstep. There are many other places to find out more about whit's happening, here are two as examples you may want to check out

ALISS (a local information system for Scotland) which helps you find help and support in your postcode, in these times services can change so maybe give them a call for the latest on whit's happening for them. This is the link for the ALISS search engine

Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS) have brought together this directory of support organisations for more information visit again once you find services maybe worth given them a call for the latest on whit's happening for them

Knowing even a wee bit about whit is happening, is a start!

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family. Kofi Annan 

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