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Whit’s happening issue 12!

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 In December we produced a wee winter wellness magazine http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/tips-for-winter-wellness-1 so this is the first whit's happening of 2021. 

For now, we don't plan to change the format much and will keep in the features, helplines, services, as people seem to find this most useful having it all in one place each month. 

When we started this, we never expected our wee info sheet to evolve into a magazine! One thing we may like to do in future is, perhaps include a fun page with word searches or something, so watch this space!!

This month our features include:

  • Update report Gambling harms event Alliance November 2020 page 4
  • Winter wellness tips page 7
  • Carers wellbeing stakeholder's toolkit page 35
  • Glasgow Disability Alliance feature piece page 51
  • Refugee, Roma, and Asylum-seeking families during the COVID-19 pandemic: Insights from Frontline workers in Glasgow. Children's Neighbourhoods Scotland page 53
  • Poverty leadership Panel Glasgow newsletter page 95
  • Home energy Scotland tips page 106
  • NHS GG&C Supporting Mental Health across the life course page 114.
  • Feature piece Roar Communities page 119
  • New section on the Menopause page 121
  • Father's Network Scotland page 136
  • And new resources added throughout the magazine.

With the new strain of the virus, the rising levels of infection, resulting in tighter restrictions it may be sometime before we find we can return to any kind of 'normal' We know COVID-19 is bringing so many challenges in so many ways. This wee magazine won't have all the answers. 

However, it may help raise awareness of services and supports which can help us get through this, as well as offering tips and linking to opportunities to help look after ourselves until this has passed. Now more than ever we need to care for our wellbeing. 

There are very few people at the moment not feeling the pressure of this pandemic. 

Don't wait until the pandemic is over before looking after you, you matter now as does your health and wellbeing. Wee changes can make a big difference.

Other places which offer information on supports include the following:

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 https://www.aliss.org/

Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS) have brought together this directory of support organisations for more information visit https://www.glasgowhelps.org/ again once you find services may be worth given them a call for the latest on whit's happening for them?

Working together, building connections, recognising we are all interrelated will help us suffer less until we can all meet again, stay safe and well, look out for yourself, your family and people you may never even meet. That's what will help us get through this and suffer less.

"It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tired into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly."

Martin Luther King Jr.
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