Healthcare Improvement Scotland – Community Engagement supports and promotes communities and health and social care organisations working together to shape services and help ensure they best meet the needs of those using them, their families and carers. Support we provide includes meeting with communities and groups to raise awareness of the spectrum of different ways people can give feedback, share views, raise concerns and use their experiences to help shape services, and of the support available to do so. We also run free Voices Scotland workshops which to help people understand the structure of health and social care and how to work together with services to identify and deliver improvements. If you would like us to come and speak to your community or group or run a workshop, please contact us at our local office.
We named our walking group OOTANABOOT because that is what we do, go out and about, mainly in Angus but occasionally we stray into Aberdeenshire and even Dundee.
OOTANABOOT is the result of an initiative by Angus Council, NHS Tayside and Paths for All who promote health walks, in Arbroath, Carnoustie, Edzell, Forfar, Kirriemuir, Letham and Montrose. Brechin, sadly, had to break away because we were, quite correctly, no longer considered doing health walks, chiefly because we ventured out of Brechin and walked over an hour.
The principles are the same though which is to allow, mainly older folks though we welcome younger ones, to enjoy socialising while exercising, admiring the wonderful scenery in our area. All walks are risk assessed; a four monthly programme is made up with suggestions from those participating so that choice is always there. Cars are available for transport, drivers receiving a thank you penny at the end or a coffee and cake at the many coffee shops we find on our travels!
Why walk, you ask? Well……………………….
It improves mood and may reduce the risk of depression.
Lowers the risk of strokes and can control diabetes
Can also reduce the risk of heart disease by half
You don’t need special equipment
It’s a chance to make new friends, feel good and have fun.
Join us each Wednesday at 1pm (13.00) – we meet and leave from Brechin Library. You will be made to feel very welcome.
Brechin Healthcare Group (BHG) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), No. SC047731.
BHG’s charitable purposes are:
To advance health and the relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, or financial hardship, or other disadvantage.
To advance health, through the provision of medical equipment and facilities, and through the provision of relief to those suffering from illness.
BHG has been formed to benefit the community of Brechin and Edzell and The Glens. Geographically the community is roughly within a radius of 10 miles from Brechin, but also includes those areas of the Angus Glens and south Aberdeenshire covered by GP Practices in Brechin and Edzell.
Ninewells Hospital & Medical School
NHS Tayside provides health care services for people in Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross.
For a full lsit of services, please visit our website http://www.nhstayside.scot.nhs.uk and keep up to date with the latest news by following us on social media.
Follow us on Facebook – http://facebook.com/NHSTayside
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Brechin Road Runners is a small, friendly group of runners of mixed abilities, from those running marathons (or further!) to those running their first 5k. Each week is usually based around steady runs on some Tuesday evenings, Intervals on a Thursday and a group run on Sunday morning.
Participation confirms your understanding that Brechin Road Runners do not offer insurance, and while taking part in group runs you are responsible for your own safety.
Would you like to join us and be part of this group?
The role of the PAG member is to represent the Patient Population in assisting the improvement of the Practice, but will not deal with complaints or own personal issues. These should be directed to the Practice Manager at the Medical Practice.
The group is open to patients of the Practice aged 16 years and above.
We should meet every 4 months, but if the Practice requires some input or help from the group an extra meeting will be required.
Meetings are usually held over a lunchtime period. They are held at the Practice and take between 1-2 hours, depending on the Agenda.
We are at present a small group but, if you think you would like to help the Practice, Community and yourselves as patients, we would be delighted to see you.
If you would like some more information, please leave your name, address and telephone number at the Reception desk at the Practice, or telephone: Practice Manager, Monifieth Medical Practice on 01382 534301 after 2pm.
Well Bean Cafés
St Johns Church Hall Green Street Forfar
Montrose South Church Hall 100 Castle Street Montrose
Locality: Montrose and Forfar
Long Business Description
Community cafés offering safe, alcohol and drug free venues to meet and socialise. Health, wellbeing and recovery are promoted and there is access to self-help resources and professionals from local services. Volunteering opportunities are available for people in recovery who are keen to provide peer support to others and learn new skills.
Website Address – https://www.angus.gov.uk/social_care_and_health/protect_someone_from_harm/angus_alcohol_and_drug_partnership/find_help_and?item_id=893
Facebook – Well Bean Café
Phone Number – 01307 476492/07920 8305
Links Park Community Trust was established in 2011 with one very simple goal; to utilise the power and widespread appeal of sport to inspire change.
Using the facilities provided by Links Park Stadium in Montrose, and alternative venues throughout Angus and the Mearns, LPCT are developing and delivering an extensive range of innovative sporting, healthy and educational programmes, each of which are designed to meet identified local need.
The aims of Angus Voice are:
To influence the strategic direction of Adult Mental Health Services locally, regionally and nationally, and contribute to their overall improvement;
To support Contributors to become actively involved in the planning, development, evaluation and improvement of mental health services delivered by the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors in Angus;
To raise awareness of mental health issues within the wider community, including in Further Education establishments; and challenge the stigma associated with mental ill health.
Why is Angus Voice Important?
People with direct experience of mental health problems have a unique perspective and expertise. Collective advocacy is an opportunity to harness this expertise and use it to benefit and influence the ways in which mental health services in Angus are developed and run, to educate professionals and the public, and to empower and influence contributors’ lives.
We work across Angus, and our office is based in the Angus Independent Advocacy building at 60 High Street, Arbroath DD11 1AW.
Website Address http://angusvoice.co.uk
We’re always keen to hear from people who have lived experience, and who have made use of mental health services in Angus.
For more information, telephone Participation Development Workers (job share partners) Sheila 07760 753293 or Callum 07736 679399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
There’s increasing evidence that singing regularly as part of a group is good for your general health and wellbeing. It seems to be especially good at improving your quality of life if you’re living with a lung condition. This group is run in partnership with Nordoff Robbins Scotland and is led by a music therapist who has taken part in our BLF Singing programme. This means they’ve been trained to lead singing groups for people with lung conditions. The group also links with Forfar Airways, but those who are not part of Forfar Airways are welcome to attend the singing session.
Groups are invited to apply for a share of the funds between £500 and £25,000 (maximum of £18,000 for two years and a maximum of £25,000 over three years) to establish pilot projects or take action to tackle health and well-being issues which affect the everyday lives of people living in our communities.
The fund is looking for NEW and INVENTIVE ways of helping communities.