With an increasing number of informal carers in the Tweeddale area who have been identified as caring for a person with dementia, Community Nurses, informal carers and the Borders Carers’ Centre are meeting together to have conversations about the best ways of promoting feelings of health and wellbeing for those at the centre of care.
This project aims to develop and implement an integrated health and social care pathway to provide support for older adults (over 65 years) living with dementia and their carers in the community co-ordinated by a named community nurse. This nurse will ensure equitable access to support, information and care from diagnosis throughout all stages of the illness to end of life.
This project offers a safe environment for adults with learning disabilities and mental health conditions can be enabled to better understand, manage and maintain their own wellbeing. The aim will be for each individual to identify what they are like when they are well, and when they are unwell, promoting an individual definition of recovery.
A core group of men have set up the Men’s Shed with the help of the practice nurse and Community Development Officer (CDW).
Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) is a self-management tool used to help individuals take more control over their own wellbeing. This project is designed to enable children to design a personalised WRAP looking at how to manage day to day life. 14 pupils from a school in North Ayrshire will be given the opportunity to take part in workshops.
This project will develop and test the role of a Peer support worker in the delivery of community mental health services. The Peer worker will support those most excluded; people with severe and enduring mental health problems to engage in physical activity, for example by leading walks.
This project is an evaluation of a Community Psychiatric Nurse-led, public and social partnering practice-based study, aimed at helping people make the transition from homelessness care services to local community networks.
This project seeks to develop a social prescribing service in a settled Gypsy Traveller site in Fife. Social prescribing offers a listening service that focuses on the perceived need of participants and aims to guide them to a resolution through their own efforts.
This project seeks to provide outreach workers from SACRO (Scottish Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders) Edinburgh to engage with people who are in Police Custody. The aim will be to improve the health and wellbeing of those who have spent a weekend in custody who are in great need of support, and who would otherwise be hard to reach.
The collaborative project seeks to establish an innovative whole-school approach to enable social, emotional and psychological wellbeing throughout the school in order to promote positive behaviours, engagement in education and optimise attainment.