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ALLIANCE Live weekly round up 6 May – 13 May

Type: News Item Date Published: 13th May 2020
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Find a full listing of the various ALLIANCE Live productions that have been published this week.

Chronic Pain with Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director at Scottish Government

The ALLIANCE is working collaboratively with people with lived experiences of Chronic Pain. We were pleased to ask Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director at Scottish Government to update us on chronic pain during COVID-19. In this ALLIANCE Live session, Jason discusses the support available to manage chronic pain, the recovery and renewal of non-COVID health services and the use of NearMe technology during this time.

Watch the video on the ALLIANCE YouTube channel (this link will take you away from our website).

Encouraging self management supported conversations with DrawingOut

Recorded remotely during COVID-19, in this ALLIANCE Live interview Senior Development Officer Rhona Millar speaks with Dr Sofia Gameiro and Dr Elisabeth El Rafaie, academics from the University of Cardiff who have developed DrawingOut, a tool which can support people, in particular people living with invisible conditions, to communicate their experiences through drawing.

In this discussion, Elisabeth and Sofia share how DrawingOut (this link will take you away from our website) was initially used as a tool for sessions with women from BME communities to support them to share their experiences around taboo or difficult to talk about subjects, such as infertility. DrawingOut has developed into a model with wide ranging applications such as to encourage self management supported conversations for people living with invisible conditions. Sofia and Elisabeth also discuss findings from their research which suggests outputs from DrawingOut sessions can foster greater empathy from healthcare professionals.

You can watch the ALLIANCE Live video on YouTube (this link will take you away from our website).

Dr Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive of Scottish Care on COVID-19

On Wednesday 13 May, the ALLIANCE interviewed Dr Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive of Scottish Care. This important ALLIANCE Live interview covered the COVID-19 pandemic, caring practice and the challenges faced by those living and working in the social care sector with a view ahead to what the current situation means in shaping the future. Scottish Care (this link will take you away from our website) represent the largest group of social care providers across the country. As Chief Executive, Donald has long argued for a human rights approach to care and support.

Watch the full interview on the ALLIANCE’s YouTube channel (this link will take you away from our website).

Alternatively, you can listen to the conversation on Anchor.FM (this link will take you away from our website).

Wellbeing Wednesday – Pain Association

In this week’s Wellbeing Wednesday, Phil Sizer, lead trainer at Pain Association talks us through his ‘Self Management Bootcamp’ which is designed to help you develop a healthy routine to look after your health and wellbeing at home.

This is a good introduction to the way that different areas of our health and wellbeing are connected, and is a useful tool to help you think about any areas of your life that are particularly good or where you may want to make changes. It is designed for people living with chronic pain but is a useful tool for anyone, particularly during COVID-19, when many of us are facing challenging times.

Watch the video on the ALLIANCE YouTube channel (this link will take you away from our website).

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