Mental Health Awareness Week
Published: May 18, 2020
It is Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May 2020). The theme this year is kindness.
One thing that we have seen all over the world is that kindness is prevailing in uncertain times.
We have learnt that amid the fear, there is also community, support and hope.
The added benefit of helping others is that it is good for our own mental health and wellbeing. It can help reduce stress and improve your emotional wellbeing.
You can find some great resources via Mental Health Foundation website:
Learning Disability Week 2020
It’s Scottish Learning Disability Week 2020 (Monday 18th – Sunday 24th May) and this year the theme is ‘My Environment – My place, my planet’, which is all about how people with learning disabilities should be included in helping their local environment, and in wider debates around key issues such as climate change.
This is significant because research increasingly shows that climate change is predicted to have a disproportionate impact on disabled people.
During the global lockdown, many people’s ‘environments’ have shrunk in size, and for some, particularly those who are shielding, environments have become limited to their own homes.
The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) want to ensure that everyone can join in and celebrate Scottish Learning Disability Week no matter their current situation..
You can join the ‘Let’s Notice Nature’ Facebook group and access the resources from the ‘Let’s Notice Nature’ via:
You can find out more about what is happening this Scottish Learning Disability Week via the SCLD website: www.scld.org.uk/scottish-learning-disability-week-2020
Keep an eye on our media pages for C-Change content, including some great stories, over the course of this week.
Living Wage Employer – Accreditation
Published: May 1, 2020
From its introduction, C-Change Scotland has believed that it was only right to pay our frontline staff the Scottish Living Wage.
As a values-driven organisation, we believe in providing a wage to our frontline staff that supports the cost of living. It is an investment that we are proud to be making.
This accreditation by the Living Wage movement means that we are making a public commitment to do the right thing by our colleagues. It also means that we stand with other organisations who share our conviction. We are pleased to be in such company.