ALLIANCE Live 20-24th April 2020

Section: The ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 24th April 2020
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A round up of ALLIANCE Live activity during the week 20-24th April.


The second podcast in our new series, Wellbeing Wednesday was released. The podcast is a guided exercise in colouring for meditation, provided by Aberdeen Foyer’s IMPACT project, one of the Self Management Fund projects.  To take part in the colouring you need one coloured pen or pencil, a fresh colouring in page, and a quiet place where you can sit undisturbed.

Listen to the Colouring for Mindfulness podcast (this link will take you away from our website)

Aberdeen Foyer (this link will take you away from our website) is a charitable organisation supporting people in the North East of Scotland towards independent living, learning and work.


A podcast on Women and COVID-19 was released, capturing ALLIANCE Policy and Communications Director Lucy Mulvagh in conversation with Emma Ritch, Executive Director of Engender, regarding the ways in which the differences between men’s and women’s lives are playing into the pandemic.

Listen to the Women and COVID-19 podcast (this link will take you away from our website)

Engender (this link will take you away from our website) are a feminist policy and advocacy organisation working in Scotland. Their mission is to integrate women’s equalities and rights into the work and policies of parliament and Scottish Government. They work across three broad themes: women’s economic equality, women’s social and cultural equality and women’s political equality.

On Thursday the organisation also broadcast an ALLIANCE Live interview with Chief Social Work Advisor and Interim Director for Children and Families at the Scottish Government, Iona Colvin.

The conversation with ALLIANCE Associate Director Ronnie Hill highlighted the importance of the third sector in supporting children, young people and families and the Scottish Government’s commitment to support for the third sector through Covid-19. During the interview, Iona Colvin answered questions which were passed to the ALLIANCE from children and young people, and other third sector colleagues.

Watch the interview with Iona on the ALLIANCE Facebook page (this link will take you away from our website). An edited version will be out later this week.


Watch the new ALLIANCE Live and Community in Action production with Rhona Sweeting, the creator and admin of the Facebook Group “Southside Self Isolation Supporters”, discussing how Glasgow’s Southside has come together to support one another in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch the Southside Self Isolation Supporters video interview(this link will take you away from our website)

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