Localgiving Magic Little Grants –  Friends MBSR 2021 IT Project

Localgiving Magic Little Grants – Friends MBSR 2021 IT Project

Localgiving (click here for more information) is working with People’s Postcode Lottery, a grant giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, to offer charitable organisations the opportunity to apply for 2000 grants of £500.

The Magic Little Grants Fund provides charitable organisations the opportunity to access funding to deliver a range of projects which fit one or more of the below funding themes:

  • Improving mental wellbeing
  • Enabling community participation in the arts
  • Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
  • Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
  • Improving biodiversity and green spaces
  • Enabling participation in physical activity
  • Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability
  • Increasing community access to outdoor space

Friends were successful in gaining £500 from local giving. In partnership with the NHS Friends of the Centre for Integrative Care and the Whiteinch Centre, this grant helped us to develop a Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) online class for beginners.    With the support from the Whiteinch Centre who provided the IT training and support, along with the grant that allowed us to buy the equipment needed, Friends supported 5 individuals to get online and take part in the course.   The preparatory work has taken place and the online class will start on the 13th April 2021@8pm.  Watch this space for further classes and updates.

 

Faculty of Homeopathy

Faculty of Homeopathy

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Founded in 1844 and incorporated by Parliament in 1950 the Faculty of Homeopathy supports registered medical professionals with their homeopathic practice. They are the only homeopathic organisation to be recognised by professional bodies such as the General Medical Council (GMC).  They have nine course providers, including four overseas.For more information on the Faculty use the click here above.

 

Launch of the MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health

Launch of the MEP Interest Group on Integrative Medicine and Health

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Today we seen the launch of the European Interest group on integrative care and health.The newly established Interest Group on Integrative Medicine & Health continues the work of the former MEP Interest Group on CAM. This group brings together MEPs who work collectively to promote the inclusion of CAM as part of Integrative Medicine & Health in all possible European Parliament public health policy.

It is lovely to see this progress in European countries.  The Friends are a member of this group and we look forward to following and being involved with the work of this European group.  For more information and to view the presentations from the launch, clinic here 

 

 

Helping Ease Anxiety and Depression after Stroke – Glasgow Caledonian University Research

Helping Ease Anxiety and Depression after Stroke – Glasgow Caledonian University Research

 

   

Helping Ease Anxiety and Depression following Stroke:

HEADS: UP Online course

Glasgow Caledonian University are looking for individuals who might like to take part in their research. You are invited to take part in research about anxiety and depression after stroke.
The research is being carried out by Glasgow Caledonian University.

What is the research about?

Mindfulness is a self-management course that teaches people how to cope with
anxiety and depression. Skills taught during the course include meditation and
mindfulness breathing. These skills are practiced at home. Many people find
Mindfulness helpful, but often they do not complete the course, or they find it difficult
to practice at home. We worked with stroke survivors and family members to make changes to the
Mindfulness course to make easier for people affected by stroke to follow. The new
course is called HEADS: UP. HEADS: UP stands for Helping Ease Anxiety and
Depression following Stroke. Now we are doing research to find out if HEADS: UP can help people affected by
stroke to learn how to be mindful.

If you have been affected by stroke, or you may be a family member or
friend of someone who has had a stroke and you have been thinking about taking part in the
research, then please consider this research.  HEADS: UP Online is an online course. Each weekly session lasts for 2½ hours.
This includes a 30-minute comfort break when you can ‘go offline’ or socialise with
other people taking part.

If you are interested in taking part in the research, and/or would like to find out more about the research, please contact the team:
Dr Maggie Lawrence, Professor of Stroke Prevention, Lead Researcher
Dr Bridget Davis, Project Manager
Ms Naomi Clark, Researcher
Email: headsup@gcu.ac.uk
Phone: 0141 331 3421

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