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The #Take20 Parents’ Hub

Talking to your child about how they’re feeling can be hard.  So the #Take20 hub was launched.

What is it?  The idea is that by taking 20 minutes with them to do an activity you’ll both enjoy, you’ll create a relaxed space to start a conversation.

The #Take20 Parents’ Hub is full of  lots of fun activity ideas, conversation starters and handy tips to make talking easier.

For more information or to access the hub click here

Donations Needed For Fiddle Mats & Aprons

Have you been clearing out and found spare buttons, zips, beads, velvet, ribbon, old purses with zips intact, buckles, poppers or materials with interesting textures? Well, a new group has started at Castlepark Community Centre and they are making mats & aprons which will be distributed to local care homes and hospitals for people who have dementia.

If you can donate any of the items noted including any sewing machines the group would really appreciate this or if you want to join the group whether you can sew or want to learn the basics please call Sally on 07495 354592.

Cyber Security at Christmas

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), led by Chief Executive Ciaran Martin, added a seasonal theme to their campaign for cyber security this week by creating a sort of “cyber advent calendar”, aiming to ‘demystify’ jargon. There is no chocolate to be had, but they will be tweeting out a definition a day until Christmas.

For more information click here

Funky Films New Short Film

Funky Films have been working on a new project and their latest film, in partnership with Women’s Aid, has just been released, it was premiered at the Ayrshire Stalking Conference.

“From There to Here” aims to raise awareness of domestic abuse as well as showing the support that is currently available, throughout Ayrshire, for women in abusive relationships.

The video is public on their YouTube channel, have a look here.

Young Minds – What about the new plans for children’s mental health?

The Government have published a Green Paper laying out their plans for children and young people’s mental health services.

YoungMinds welcome many of their proposals, but – with services currently in a state of crisis – think that far more needs to be done.

For the next 12 weeks, the Government will be consulting people about the plans. YoungMinds will be working hard during this period to push for improvements to the plans. But this is also your chance to have your say.

Click here for YoungMind’s view on the proposals and for further information on taking part.



See Me have launched a new digital campaign to encourage people to get talking about Mental Health. Their campaign #PasstheBadge aims to remove the stigma attached to Mental Health.

So let’s talk about our good mental health, our bad mental health and everything in between. We’re all different, but we’re all people. Mental health shouldn’t define us, and if we are all talking about it, then it can’t.

Read more about the campaign and the story behind it online.

The Elf On The Shelf With A Difference

This December, kids all over the world will delight in discovering their Elf on the Shelf toys creating mischief around the house.

But for one family from Cornwall, their elf won’t be able to climb the stairs or hide in unusual places.

Alfie the Elf (@Elf_On_Wheels) uses a wheelchair and, this Christmas, he’s raising awareness of the almost endless stream of issues facing disabled people: from inadequate toilet facilities to lack of ramps on the high street.

You can read more about it in this article.

KA Leisure Pre School Activities

KA Leisure offer a variety of classes for children aged 1 year to 5 years. The classes are designed to assist with the overall development of your child.  The main focus on all activities is fun, surrounded with the development of principles which will improve your child’s motor abilities, self-confidence and social skills

To view the programme of activities click here.

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