Moray Wellbeing Hub Champions’ Forums, 6th & 20th – Discussion surrounded on setting the project’s values and vision. The events were much smaller that the first forum in June, partly because of the holiday season we had around 10 people at each session as well as input from others via email. The smaller group size was well received by those that attended as they reported being better able to get to know each other, have deeper conversations and feel supported. The work created at this event will shape our project and Champions will have the change to shape this further at our next, much larger, celebration event on the 26th August.
Ulab taster, 12th July. (see post for details)
Forres Pop-up hub, 14th July – Our monthly pop-up in the Community Cafe explored the topic of values again with a very wide Change Conversation enjoyed by 7 people. Feedback about what people found useful for them included -“I will be thinking of what I value, and valuing these.” “I like the way the conversation opened up and our own values were discussed within the group.” ” Brining about changes when we, meet other or new people.” “Feeling you are needed.”
WRAP Workshop, 2 days, 16th & 23rd – Although not a MWH project session, many Champions did attend this workshops with a total of 16 participants joining the course. A full reflection will follow later this month when feedback is collated.
This month we have been welcomed into a range of groups in Moray to hear more about the project, network and to look at how we might work as partners to achieve greater wellbeing for people in Moray. Here is a run-down of who we spoke to.
SAMH, outreach drop-in session, Forres, 7th July – Two of us attended this session in the Community Centre and were given another warm welcome by SAMH staff and service users. Great to see some familiar faces as well as new ones.
TSI Health and Wellbeing Forum, 18th July – Attended this and networked with a few useful organisations plus received some great information about what the library at Dr Grays can help us with in terms of research support.
Moray Mental Health, board meeting 19th July – We were asked to join their meeting to get a better understanding of how they work and what we could do in partnership to help each other. They are a very friendly peer support group that meet weekly in the Moray Resource centre on a Saturday as well as run bus trips. They are very open to new members.
Moray Anchor Projects (Horizons & Step Forward), service user meeting regarding service decommissioning, 21st July – We attended to support the community members directly affected. We have since developed an information sheet to bring clarity regarding the upcoming commissioning by Moray Health and Social Care of a new service to replace this.
Affa Sair, support group for those with chronic pain, July 27th – This group meet at Moray College and were very welcoming. We had a few more people sign up to our mailing list and interest in the Champion’s role as well. You can find details about the group via facebook.
Aside from outreach to groups we have also been in contact with some other potential partners including Dyslexia Scotland and Transition Town Forres.