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YoungMinds offers information and advice to both youths and parents.

Whether you want to know more about how you’re feeling, get information about a mental health condition or know what support is available to you.

Baby Massage

Regularly massaging your baby is a way to give them much more. More bonding time. More sensory stimulation. More healthy development.

One of the most important experiences for your baby’s happy development is your loving touch. Research reveals that routine touch and massage by a parent or loving caregiver are critical to a baby’s growth, communication and learning.

Early Years Scotland have sessions running weekly, click here for more information.


NHS Inform

A team of researchers led by the University of Glasgow has developed a set of guided self-help resources to help people with learning/intellectual disabilities during the Coronavirus lockdown.

These are designed to be used with the support of family members, friends, volunteers and carers, and are also suitable for use by social work and health professionals.

You can download the resources on the @Scottish Commission for Learning Disability website here, or if you live in Scotland, you can request printed versions –

Mindful March 2021


Let’s take the time to pause, breathe and really take in what’s all around us. This month Action for Happiness are encouraging you to take some time to look within. Learning to be more mindful and aware can do wonders for our well-being in all areas of life – like the way we eat, the things we notice or our relationships. It helps us get in tune with our feelings and stops us dwelling on the past or worrying about the future – so we get more out of the day-to-day. It can also help us identify what we’re grateful for, which has been proven to help boost your happiness levels!

For more information about Mindful March 2021 visit the Action for Happiness website.

Your Vision for Mental Health Recovery in Scotland

Scottish Recovery Network has published the findings from their national engagement. The programme gathered your views on a vision and strategy for mental health recovery in Scotland.

Click here to view the findings.

The Coronavirus Job Retention (Furlough) Scheme – The Facts!

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme was set up at the start of the pandemic to ensure employees continue to receive an income, even if businesses are closed, or operations reduced.
What are the facts?

For more information please click the following link:

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The Three Towns Music Group

Do you live in the Three Towns area and are interested in learning a musical instrument or developing your musical skills?

The Three Towns Music Group takes place on Zoom every Wednesday, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm and teaches everything from:

Song Writing
Instrument Tuition
Virtual Studio Recording or
Learn by being part of a band

Sessions are open to anyone aged 13+ years, from beginners and above, all welcome to attend!

For further information and/or to arrange to join a Zoom session, please email:

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NHS 24

Everyone working in health and social care across Scotland has access to support for our own wellbeing during the ongoing pandemic. Whether you want to talk to someone, or browse online there is support available.
A support line is available for everyone working in health and social care services in Scotland. It is a compassionate listening service which you can access whenever you need it – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by calling 0800 111 4191.
Online resources to support you, colleagues, employees or friends and family working in health and social care, including Third Sector organisations, are at the national wellbeing hub

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