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Whit’s happening Issue 9


We are delighted to share the latest Whit's Happening with loads of new resources and contacts including feature pieces by Fathers Network Scotland, Home Energy Scotland and Scotland's Gambling Harms. If you want to share anything in the next edition please get in touch with Hilda via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Whit's happening also includes:

  • New tips sheet on looking after yourself if affected by redundancy. We know these are uncertain times for people and while these wee tips may not have all the answers, we hope they help anyone affected by redundancy to suffer less, as this can be an incredibly stressful time and remember, if you need to talk to someone there is support available checkout pages 20 and 21 and page 51
  • Tips for winter wellness which we shall continue to build on as we enter winter pages 21 and 22 and pages 53 to 56
  • Consultations and the chance to have your voices heard check out pages 17 and 18
  • Awareness days and events check out pages 19-23
  • A piece on Host Family Supported Carer Service pages 25 to 28
  • A piece by Families Outside Group Work and Peer Support pages 39 and 40
  • SAMH new Virtual mental health and wellbeing training calendar on pages 45-48
  • New resources in the Nature Earth and Health section pages 63-66
  • Drumchapel life new Elevator programme, new workshops by Mind and Draw page 81
  • We have added new resources throughout the sections
  • And more…………………

This issue has lots new things in it, so if finding out a wee bit more about whit's happening is of interest to you, then maybe find a wee half hour, put your feet up, have a cuppa and a wee read. If there is something you would like to see in future editions drop Hilda an email via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and she will see what she can do to help. 

While we cannot change issue 9, if you see any errors or omissions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will amend in issue 10.

We know things for the next wee while with COVID19 will remain uncertain, however, we also know if we stick together and stay connected, we can help each other get through this. 

This wee mag alone won't solve all the problems of the world we know this, however, if there is something, even one wee thing you read, or, share with someone else, which helps them suffer less in these strange times, then for us that is worth the effort of putting it together. 

We can only add what we know though so please if you want anything included getting in touch.

Please enjoy. The time is made each month to produce this as an act of kindness, we know it's not perfect, that some services may change, which is why we suggest checking with the service providers. However, we hope it offers you even one wee thing which makes you smile, or you find is helpful.

You matter. We hope this wee magazine shows there is a lot going on and offers some ideas on how to look after you. None of us needs to be alone, if you know someone may enjoy the mag, but can't access it online maybe share your version with them by telling them what you saw. Maybe also share the digital inclusion section on pages 32 and 33

There are people who care, I care.

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness" is often attributed as a Chinese proverb meaning better to do something about a problem than just complain about it. Further, a candle is a small answer to a large problem, but it is still a worthy step in the right direction, rather than just bemoaning the problem (of darkness)

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Useful/Emergency Contacts

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  • Childeline 0800 1111
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  • Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87
  • NHS 111
  • Gamblers anonymous 0370 050 8881
  • Narcotics anonymous 0300 999 1212
  • Alcoholics anonymous 0800 9177 6506
  • CALM 0800 58 58 58
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