Catch up on the various videos and podcasts that have been released throughout October as part of ALLIANCE Live.

Preserving community health in Scotland: Links Workers at risk

Mark Kelvin, former Director of the ALLIANCE’s Links Worker Programme, provides an overview into the crucial role the programme plays in enhancing community health in Scotland. Learn more about the impact Links Workers on individuals and communities, as Mark shares stories and insights. Currently, there’s a growing concern that this programme is at risk due to potential funding cuts. We touch on the broader context of healthcare disparities, the program’s core objectives, and why it’s vital to preserve it.

The Benefits of Nature Connection for Wellbeing – Self Management Week 2023

This is a recording of an event from Self Management Week 2023, called ‘The Benefits of Nature Connection for Wellbeing’, delivered by Jan Cafearo from Feelgood Forest Bathing. Jan lives in the UK and has a passion for improving and maintaining our health and wellbeing through simple, natural means. She runs online courses in connecting with nature for wellbeing and a holistic therapy clinic.

Supporting self management in health professionals’ practice

A webinar called ‘Courage, confidence and collaboration: supporting self management in health professionals’ practice’, delivered by Professor Lisa Kidd, Professor of Nursing at Glasgow Caledonian University. Lisa’s work focusses on how to help health professionals to understand, implement and embed person centred self management support into their practice and the contexts that enable or hinder this to happen. Her research has so far informed stroke education and training, as well as underpinning and supporting the implementation of the Scottish Government’s new Progressive Stroke Pathway.

Discover Digital Workshop: harness digital for your health and wellbeing

This workshop will introduce you to some digital tools and resources for health and wellbeing. Find out what is free and available and how to access it. For example, a trusted app that helps with insomnia and a clinically proven course that helps with stress.

Do you have a particular topic you have enjoyed on ALLIANCE Live that you would like to hear more of? Or would like to suggest one that has yet to be covered? Tweet us @ALLIANCEScot and use #ALLIANCELive or email

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