People aged 18 – 29 years old have until 8pm TONIGHT, FRIDAY 11th JUNE to register for their COVID-19 vaccination. Registration takes 5 – 10 minutes. Vaccination appointments will start from mid-June.
Scottish Ministers and NHS Scotland are currently recruiting for 2 non-executive members to join the NHS Forth Valley Board. The position will require around 8 hours per week. Remuneration pay is £8,842 per annum. Non-executive members are expected to play a central role in guiding the strategies which address the health priorities and health care needs across Forth Valley. Candidates must be able to demonstrate either clinical experience (ideally in a primary care setting) or experience of finance, audit or risk. The deadline for applications is 12pm on Wednesday 23rd June.
The NHS Forth Valley Health Promotion Service has relaunched its COVID-19 Recovery Grants Scheme for 2021-22. The fund aims to help local groups and organisations deliver innovative activities and programmes to help reduce health inequalities and improve mental health and wellbeing amongst those most disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Grants of up to £500 are available, and applications will be considered every 2 weeks.
Scottish Government has officially launched Phase 3 of Connecting Scotland, which welcomes applications on behalf of unemployed young people and adults. All public or third sector groups and organisations who work to support people to address barriers to employment are eligible to apply, for people who meet all the criteria. Unlike in previous phases, applicants will be required to submit the details of people they intend to support before the devices are dispatched. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 5th July.
This Pride month, the Equality Network is offering free online “Introduction to Fundraising for LGBTI Groups” sessions on Tuesday 22nd June and Tuesday 29th June (both 6pm – 9pm), which will cover the basics of fundraising for groups engaging with LGBTQI people. The sessions are specifically designed for groups new to fundraising.
The Self Management Awards 2021 are now open for nominations. This year, the categories include Local Self Management Project of the Year, Self Management Champion of the Year, Individual Transformational Story of the Year (in partnership with Humans of Scotland), and Digital Innovator Self Management Award (in partnership with Discover Digital). The deadline for nominations and applications is 12pm on Monday 21st June.
Outside the Box is holding an all-day online event, The Power in our Communities, on Tuesday 15th June, via Zoom. The day is divided into different sessions, with the morning session focusing on Celebrating Community, taking place 9:30am – 12:30pm. This session is open to everyone, including people from communities, or working in community-based groups and organisations. The afternoon will feature 2 sessions: Working with Communities and Working with HSCPs.
Town Break supports individuals in Falkirk with a diagnosis of early to mid-stage dementia, as well as their carers. Their Friendship groups are held online monthly and provide companionship in a social and relaxed atmosphere, offering entertainment and a chance to share with others. The service is free; to be eligible for support, people must be living in the Falkirk area, have a formal diagnosis of dementia and be able to attend to their own personal care.
Strathcarron Hospice’s next online Storytelling session takes place on Tuesday 22nd June from 2pm, via Zoom. The sessions are designed to be relaxed and informal, providing some light relief from the current pandemic. They are open to everyone; you do not need to have a connection to the Hospice to attend.
Scottish Recovery Network (SRN) has launched its new 3 year Strategic Plan, outlining how they will work with others to create a recovery focused mental health system. In line with this, SRN has also launched the new Peer2Peer development programme. They are currently looking for groups, organisations and services in Scotland interested in developing peer support approaches to mental health and wellbeing, and are holding an online information session on Tuesday 22nd June, 1:30pm – 3pm, for those interested. The session is free, but places are limited; booking is essential, and closes on Thursday 17th June.