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Health and Social Care Academy review of 2019

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The Health and Social Care Academy review activities for the ALLIANCE annual report

During 2019 the Academy carried out a range of activity aimed at influencing positive and significant change across health and social care in Scotland.

We organised several screenings and panel discussions of the ACEs-informed documentary ‘Resilience’. These were delivered in partnership with a number of organisations including the NSPCC, Govan Housing Association, the Scottish Community Safety Network and Children 1st. We also contributed to the Document film festival with a screening of ‘Island’ (this link will take you away from our website) and a post-screening discussion involving the Director Steven Eastwood, the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care and a doula (a professional trained in childbirth who provides emotional, physical, and educational support).

In January, we hosted ‘A Show, A Screening and Some Scran’, a highly popular community-based event in Pollok, Glasgow. A screening of the Resilience documentary and panel discussion was also followed by a play from a local playwright and an opportunity for community networking over home-made soup. The audience represented a wide range of community members who reflected on the current activity surrounding ACEs in Scotland.

The Academy continued to develop and test its ‘Unfold the Future’ Toolkit, aimed at supporting transformational change in Scotland’s health and care sector. This included sessions with Social Work Scotland, Aberdeen City IJB, Grampian Self-Management Network and Grampian Supported Self-Management Transformation Board. We also presented the Toolkit at the International Conference on Integrated Care in San Sebastian (this link will take you away from our website), and led a facilitated session with a cohort of leaders involved in the Scottish Government’s Project Lift initiative (this link will take you away from our website).

In September 2019 we started a partnership programme to help launch the RSA Scotland Health Network. We delivered the first in a series of events aimed at ‘Revisiting Beveridge’s Five Giants’, starting with an exploration of the issue of mental health.

Other thematic issues that the Academy began to explore in 2019 included weight stigma and early intervention in psychosis We also delivered a range of outputs, including: