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Healthier Minds

HealthiER Minds, East Renfrewshire’s guide to promote the mental wellbeing of our children and young people.

Our aim is to help staff and parents find the information you need to develop children and young people’s talents and abilities in a way that will support them to meet life’s common challenges, develop their resilience, and have healthier minds as a result.

 

 

Poverty: Our hidden shame?

To explore the impact of poverty in local communities, Glasgow City HSCP South Health Improvement Team, Plantation Productions, The Gal Gael Trust and Oxfam Scotland worked in partnership with the young people at Create Crew to deliver a youth-led participatory action research project. The result of the project was a youth-led documentary film “Poverty: Our Hidden Shame? which was short-listed at BAFTA for the AHRC Inspiration Award 2016.

To support the film a resource pack has since been developed by adapting sessions from the Health Issues in the Community training programme. The new resource encourages learners to explore further some of the issues raised in the film such as: what is poverty, who’s in poverty, beliefs about poverty, poverty and understanding inequality by using participative exercises, group discussions and digital approaches.

Download resource here.

Beat the Street!!

Beat the Street is back in East Renfrewshire this time in Uplawmoor, Neilston, Giffnock, Clarkston and Eaglesham, which will also cover Rouken Glen and Whitelee Wind Farm.

 

Beat the Street is a fun, free initiative that will see East Renfrewshire transformed into a giant game! Sign up as a group, family or as part of your school to see how far you can walk, cycle and run in just 6 weeks. There are great challenges to enjoy and prizes up for grabs.

 

Play the game from 19 February – 1 April 2020.

 

Have a look at the website for more information:

www.beatthestreet.me/eastrenfrewshire/

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are stressful events occurring in childhood including

  • domestic violence
  • parental abandonment through separation or divorce
  • a parent with a mental health condition
  • being the victim of abuse (physical, sexual and/or emotional)
  • being the victim of neglect (physical and emotional)
  • a member of the household being in prison
  • growing up in a household in which there are adults experiencing alcohol and drug use problems.

More information at: http://www.healthscotland.scot/population-groups/children/adverse-childhood-experiences-aces/overview-of-aces#Animation

When I worry about things – BBC resource

When I Worry About Things is a collection of animated films that use personal testimony to explore mental health issues from the perspective of children.

Alongside each, there is more information about the content of the film, and suggestions of how it could be used in the classroom.

These resources are suitable for use with pupils aged 8-13.