All the volunteers at NEEDS(Scotland) both in Dundee and in Aberdeen hope that everyone had a peaceful and relaxed festive season. We are now in a new year, and also a new decade. Many people make resolutions, look back and look forward, some with confidence, some with anxiety. For those of you who are following […]
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We recently initiated quarterly 30 minute visits from Therapets. There have been three so far, providing a welcome distraction from any anxieties before our sharing sessions begin. Our “regulars” are Bruno, the German Shepherd and Dougal, the American Doodle. Bruno is very laid back, comes in and instantly relaxes on the carpet. Dougal is much […]
NEEDS(Scotland) strive to help adults challenged by eating disorders and their carers towards recovery. One way we can do this is by promoting wellbeing in a variety of ways. We are very fortunate to have a new volunteer who uses her skills as a trained massage therapist, as well as volunteering as a facilitator. She […]
Wellbeing class – Build your confidence with this beginner’s class at Aberdeen Sports Village each Tuesday afternoon.
Next years SEDIG Carer’s Conference will take place on Saturday 9th February 2019 at The Edinburgh Training & Conference Venue, St. Mary’s Street, Edinburgh. Should you wish to attend, NEEDS(Scotland) will pay your conference fee. Please let our Administrator know if you sign up for this event and pass on the receipt for your fee in order for you to be re-imbursed.
The Highland Eating Disorders Service are holding some meetings for carers over the next couple of months to help them develop their coping skills when they are helping a loved one through their recovery. If you are keen to attend, please note the contact number given on the poster. There is also some interest on […]
Due to the amazing generosity and drive of the charities group at Robert Gordon’s College, NEEDS(Scotland) received a donation of £2500. It was decided that this money should be used to promote wellbeing amongst our group members, carers and volunteers, as we have had so much success with our Wellbeing Days. There are a limited […]
Prior to our sharing session at the September meeting, Sandra Philip-Rafferty, Highly Specialist Physiotherapist with the Adult Outpatient Service in Aberdeen, came along and gave us a very interesting insight on the physiotherapist’s role within the multi-disciplinary team. She highlighted the different ways physiotherapy could be used, such as for relaxation, tension management and breathing, […]
Love …..Respect………”I am” Life is ultimately personal, human Mind, body, soul, freedom. Freedom is golden, freedom is difficult The body needs nurtured: this will lead to self-acceptance. Helping, connected, unexpected light Being comfortable with outside silence Grounded, change, Communication is music, should be honest. This poem was created collectively by the group attending the Wellbeing […]
We have been very fortunate recently to have enjoyed some success through the Youth Philanthropy Initiative. One of Peterhead Academy’s S5 teams were runners up in their school’s competition and one of our volunteers, Alison Lynch met with the team and collected a £200 donation for our charity. Following that success, a team of S2’s […]