Entries by Heather Cassie

Therapets become regular visitors at group sessions

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 […]

Rising to the challenge of supporting recovery through wellbeing

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 […]

2019 SEDIG Carer’s Conference

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

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 […]

Have you got your Wellbeing Voucher?

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 […]

September presentation- The role of the physiotherapist in eating disorders

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, […]

Collectively written poem from Wellbeing Day 2018

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 […]

YPI 2018 Final Winners

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 […]

Wellbeing Day 3 success

Here are some photos from our recent Wellbeing Day held at the Inspire Building on the Beach Boulevard. Workshops were Bodytalk with Francine Dulong from BodyGossip and Laughter Yoga with Helen Spence. Claire from me2you nails created some very stylish nails. Taster complementary therapies were also available including, Shiatsu, massage, reflexology, and reiki. This was […]