Whit’s happening at COPE Scotland during Self Management Week 2020?

Section: Self Management and Co-Production HubType: News Item Date Published: 29th September 2020

COPE Scotland have been producing a monthly magazine about Whit's Happening in and around Glasgow including self management tips.

COPE Scotland started whit’s happening as a way initially of sharing information to the team, people using the service, local partners, and the community of what was going on as we moved into lockdown. It started as a wee word document on a couple of sheets of paper and has kind of, well, grown!

It’s now a monthly magazine, regrettably at the moment only an e-version due to the fact it is shared for free and the printing costs would be high. However, there is a digital inclusion section in the mag which we keep adding to as we find or become aware of new resources. We know not everyone is online, however, in these times its important we do what we can to support people be connected digitally as well as in all other ways. The digital inclusion section is on pages 32 and 33.

During self-management week, we wanted to promote this magazine as it has lots of useful resources people may find helpful around:

  • Tips for winter wellness which we shall continue to build on as we enter winter pages 21 and 22 and pages 53 to 56
  • A piece by Families Outside Group Work and Peer Support pages 39 and 40
  • SAMH new Virtual mental health and wellbeing training calendar on pages 45-48
  • New resources in the Nature Earth and Health section pages 63-66
  • Drumchapel life new Elevator programme, new workshops by Mind and Draw page 81
  • Fathers Network Scotland pages 73-75
  • And more…

There is also a report from the Alliance Conference 2020 Encouraging community conversations in reducing gambling harms, pages 4-16.

Self management can be supported by knowing things we can do to look after our own wellbeing as well as knowing what other services and supports are available. The magazine also offers a chance to take part in consultations and other opportunities to help shape the services and conditions which support people to have improved wellbeing even when faced with health challenges. This edition invites people to consider getting involved in two pieces of work:

  • The Inclusive Public Space Research Project: Do you find some streets in Glasgow difficult to use because of how they are designed or managed? Page 17
  • Co design of a bioresource and early detection lung cancer test page 18

This issue has lots new things in it, so if finding out a wee bit more about whit’s happening is of interest to you, then maybe find a wee half hour, put your feet up, have a cuppa and a wee read. If there is something you would like to see in future editions drop Hilda an email via and she will see what she can do to help. While we cannot change issue 9, if you see any errors or omissions please email and we will amend in issue 10.

We know things for the next wee while with COVID-19 will remain uncertain, however, we also know if we stick together and stay connected, we can help each other get through this. This wee mag alone won’t solve all the problems of the world we know this, however, if there is something, even one wee thing you read, or, share with someone else, which helps them suffer less in these strange times, then for us that is worth the effort of putting it together. We can only add what we know though so please, if you want anything included get in touch. Hilda 😊

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