Edinburgh Wellbeing Public Social Partnership

(adapted from an email from NHS Lothian)

NHS Lothian would like to invite you to  join us  to 'Talk, Share, Plan, Repeat' at one/or more coproduction events to support the development of the Edinburgh Wellbeing Public Social Partnership (PSP).

The Edinburgh Integrated Joint Board (EIJB) agreed to build a PSP to ensure that services are shaped around people and their communities, in line with the principles of the Christie Commission. The Public Social Partnership for Wellbeing Services will build on good practice and established relationships and develop and test innovative approaches to redesign services, improve collaboration across statutory and third sector and maximise resources and assets. For more detail please find briefing attached. The session will provide you with an update and opportunity for open dialogue on all aspects of the PSP going forward. This will be supported by an independent facilitator.

There will be two city wide events, the first to capture the main themes and the second to capture work across the city and to begin to make these links. The locality events will be focused more around understanding the needs of that particular community,  opening up local dialogue, and building relationships for future partnership working. Please find invite and briefing attached.

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Care and Repair Edinburgh – Better At Home

Care and Repair Edinburgh (C&RE) is a registered charity supporting older (60+) and disabled people to live safely at home through providing a range of practical services.

C&RE is contracted by the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) to provide the following core services:

  • small repairs
  • adaptations
  • FREE handyperson/volunteer
  • keysafe fitting (police approved)
  • trade referrals.

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Mental Health Information Station

(based on an email from the Scottish Public Health Network)

When: 11am-3pm, every Thursday

Where: St Mary’s Cathedral, Walpole Hall, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh EH12 5AW

Are you affected with mental health issues? Or do you care for someone who is? Come along to this FREE weekly, friendly drop-in. Click the graphics for more information, or email mentalhealthinformation@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk or call 0131 537 8650
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Look Around – See Me (Rozejrzyj Się – Zobacz Mnie)

(adapted from an email circulated by Edinburgh Council on behalf of NHS Lothian and FENIKS)

The suicide rate among Polish people living in Scotland is higher than the Scottish and Police averages, we are told.

FENIKS, a mental health support organisation for Polish people in Edinburgh, has published (in partnership with See Me) a booklet to try to reduce suicide rates. To obtain copies, contact FENIKS via their communications officer, Barbara Wesolowska:
Mobile: 074 1312 1012
Email: barbara.wesolowska@feniks.org.uk

Edinburgh Fit for Walking Event 1st June

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

You are warmly invited to the launch event of the Living Street Edinburgh supporters group who plan to work with the Cockburn Association on joint campaigns to improve the public realm.

The Edinburgh - fit for walking? event will take place on Monday 1st of June 2015 at the Friends Meeting House, Victoria Street, Edinburgh. Doors open 17·45.

More info here: http://livingstreets.org.uk/edinburgh-fit-for-walking
Or contact David Spaven
Tel: 0131 447 7764
Email: david@deltix.co.uk