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Whit’s happening! Issue 6

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As promised we continue to update the Whit's happening as we know at this time more than ever things can change quickly and its good to know what is out there to offer support if needed, or, some ideas for things to do. 

Thanks also to partners who are sharing things with us to include. As ever, if you see any errors or omissions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. we do listen and try and help where we can

There are some changes so its worth if you can, making a wee cuppa tea and taking some time to see what is in there and refer to it as needed. If there is anything missing let us know we will try and include in the next one.

COVID19 has turned the world on its head and for all, we are in this situation our experiences of the situation may be different. 

The whit's happening is a wee attempt at maybe helping us stay connected at this time.

As we produce this so frequently the only way, we can share it for now, is an e-version. Not everyone is online but may know someone who is. 

This is a time where if we are in it together, fewer people get left behind. It may be you don't need to know anything in the whit's happening, but someone else you know maybe values knowing more about e.g. ''what is being done around digital inclusion and who may be able to help'' (page 18!)

These are strange times, but if we look out for each other, are kind to each other, maybe we can help ease some of the natural anxiety these times bring and help more people have an improved sense of wellbeing and hope for the future and a better new normal?

This edition of Whit's Happening! includes

Information on the Coronavirus and where to find the latest updates

The second featured piece, GamCare as part of Gambling Harms Awareness. You may also be interested in registering for Gambling Harms awareness training? This link offers more info on the 4 dates coming up.

Consultations, what do you think?

An Open Letter to Glasgow City Council requesting the people of Glasgow lead the way on a city recovery plan focussed on well-being, justice, and sustainability

Deaf Scotland have put together a survey on the Covid-19 crisis for people with a hearing loss to complete to give them actual evidence to take to the Scottish and UK Governments on the information and support provided for individuals, those in employment and those who employ others

Is it time for a rethink of mental health services?

Other resources include

  • Autism
  • Carers
  • Charity advice
  • Death, grief and loss
  • Digital inclusion
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Homelessness
  • Emergency services
  • Employment
  • Business
  • Information for employers
  • Information for people seeking work
  • Education and skills attainment
  • Financial Hardship
  • Food
  • Help in general during COVID19
  • Helplines
  • Mental health, well-being and stress management
  • Older age
  • Physical health
  • Parents and families
  • Pets
  • Places of Worship
  • Relationship and family breakdown
  • Safety and protection
  • Self-harm
  • Stuff to do
  • Sexual Health
  • Workers wellbeing
  • Young People

It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others

Dalai Lama
Picking up the pieces when the world feels changed
Self Confidence and Personal Leadership
 

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