‘Helping them help me’ – getting communications right with health professionals
Written by: Angela McCrimmon
, Individual Member
Part of a mini series of Opinion Pieces written by Angela McCrimmon for Self Management Week on helping health professionals to support her.
Orchid Male Cancer Awareness Week – during the pandemic keep on checking
Written by: Shirley Young
, Penile Cancer Information Manager - Scotland, Orchid Cancer Appeal
In this opinion piece, Shirley outlines the value of knowing, checking and sharing the signs and symptoms for male-specific cancers.
What do we mean when we say digital inclusion?
Written by: Grace Beaumont
, Development Officer, the ALLIANCE
How do we know who isn’t online when we’ve moved completely online? How can we engage with those people, what do they need from us?
Carers Trust Scotland develop training for student carers
Written by: Scott Lafferty
, Development Manager, Carers Trust
Carers Trust Scotland has launched a new digital training model to help improve support for student carers across Scotland.
How the Wellbeing Fund has enabled us to support complex conditions from a distance
Written by: Annie Macleod
, Director, Parkinson's UK
Read more about how Parkinson's UK has adapted to support people affected by Parkinson’s through COVID-19.
World Alzheimer’s Day 2020
Written by: Henry Simmons
, Chief Executive, Alzheimer Scotland
On World Alzheimer's Day 2020, ALLIANCE member Alzheimer Scotland's Chief Executive shares their recent work.
Age-friendly workplaces are more important than ever
Written by: Jonathan Park
, Age Scotland
Age Scotland HR consultants talk about the awareness, bias, and challenges around age in workplaces in Scotland.
Supporting the mental health of people affected by cancer during COVID-19
Written by: Claire Benjamin
, Head of Fundraising & Communications, Cancer Support Scotland (Tak Tent)
"When we applied for the Wellbeing Fund, we had 57 people waiting for immediate support, with just one staff counsellor in our team..."
How lived experience affects the personal and professional
Written by: David Howie
, MSc Student
David reflects on his experience of higher education and how his academic journey has helped him find his path and increase his confidence.
Staying totally independent in later life or how to get ahead of ‘the Curve’
Written by: Susan Kelso
, Project Lead, STILL Going Project
Susan invites people to get involved in a new project which is exploring what factors support healthy ageing.
Ending childhood adversity
Written by: Katy Hetherington
, Organisational Lead – Childhood Adversity, Public Health Scotland
“Children are not the face of this pandemic. But they risk being among its biggest victims” – United Nations
Making contact count at Aberdeen Foyer through First Contact
Written by: Brenda McGinlay
, Business Development Manager, Aberdeen Foyer
Find out how the Wellbeing Fund has supported Aberdeen Foyer in expanding their support provision to those in immediate crisis.
Remote health pathways response to Covid-19 response and recovery
Written by: Morag Hearty
, TEC Programme National Lead for Remote Health Monitoring, NHS Lanarkshire
The National Lead for Remote Health Monitoring reflects on the changes and developments that have taken place during the past few months.
Making sense of COVID-19 supporting deaf and blind people through a pandemic
Written by: Martin Allen
, Fundraising Manager, Forth Valley Sensory Centre
Read about how Forth Valley Sensory Centre has been able to use the Wellbeing Fund to implement a befriending system for Centre users.
Supporting communities during crisis at the Royal Voluntary Service
Written by: Sarah Murray
, Commissioned Services Operations Manager – Scotland, Royal Voluntary Service
The newest additions to the ALLIANCE membership network share how they've been able to support over 15,000 people since March.