Coronavirus and your mental wellbeing – Advice from SAMH

Some excellent advice has been published by SAMH: Scotland’s Mental Health Charity at this page on their website: https://www.samh.org.uk/about-mental-health/self-help-and-wellbeing/coronavirus-and-your-mental-wellbeing From the page: “Many of us are feeling worried or stressed about how coronavirus could affect our lives, as well as our loved ones. “We may now be having to spend more time at home, perhaps … [Read more…]

Telephone Emotional Support

North Berwick Health and Well-being Association after discussions with the NB emergency resilience team has agreed to co-ordinate emotional telephone support during this time. First through our Community Connections project for existing clients and new referrals . Contact Carol Stobie 07940203380 email nbc-communityconnections@outlook.com In addition a number of counsellors, therapists, mental health workers, psychologists have … [Read more…]

Re-provisioning January Update

Dr Deborah Ritchie, one of the co-chairs of the Health and Wellbeing Association attended a re-provisioning meeting on 14 December.  She reports back: “There has been no further progress to date. However, from February to June the hub will be gathering data to inform the initial agreement that is required to present the business case … [Read more…]

We Want You! Volunteering Opportunities in 2020!

The North Berwick Coastal Health & Wellbeing Association (NBCHWA) needs local people to volunteer and become members of the association. Perhaps your new year’s resolution was to be more active in the community?  Or do something locally for your friends and neighbours? We might have the perfect thing for you! In May 2020 the co-chairs … [Read more…]

Compassionate Community Meeting Update

On Saturday 9 November we held a meeting to explore our vision to become a Compassionate Community as part of the Truacanta project.  We were delighted with the turnout of 32 people who attended the meeting and brought great ideas and enthusiasm. Ideas were shared about the need for people to feel comfortable about death, … [Read more…]

Compassionate Communities Public Meeting

Do you want North Berwick to be one of four registered Compassionate Communities in Scotland? Do you want to make the experience of dying and grief and loss and care better for people in our community? Come along to our public meeting on Saturday 9 November and help us shape a vision of how we … [Read more…]