SEDIG Carers Conference

Carers Conference 2017

The Scottish Eating Disorders Interest Group, SEDIG, are holding their 2017 Carers’ Conference at The Eric Liddell Centre in Edinburgh on Saturday 4th March 2017. Like last years conference, there features an interesting and varied programme.

Date & time
Saturday 4th March 2017, 9.30am – 4pm

Venue
The Eric Liddell Centre,
15 Morningside Road,
Edinburgh,
EH10 4DP

Please note this conference is open to Carers’ in the first instance.  Professionals who wish to attend will be put on a waiting list and in the event there are free places then they MAY be allocated one.

Please click here for a downloadable version of the programme.
Please click here for a booking form.

Music

Music and Art as a celebration of recovery

Nadine Allan is a third year music student at Aberdeen University. She visited our group on Monday 9th January 2017 to talk to group members about creating a pro-recovery song and related art work. This is a short explanation of what is involved. We hope as many group members and carers will become involved in this as possible as it is an extremely worth while project.

‘Can You Hear Me?’ is a community music project that aims to create a pro-recovery song for those who have experience with eating disorders. The project will use a multi-arts approach that will allow a positive and creative outlet through group music making. In order to create this song, we will use art as a tool to make lyrics and melodies in a sensory way. The art work created can be put on display at the end result of the project to showcase what you have accomplished – as well as recordings of the song for you to keep. This project’s main aim is to give you a voice and a platform to express yourself in a positive way. Both group members and carers of NEEDS are welcome to attend! Sessions will be held during the Art’s & Crafts group nights.

Dates and times of both the group  nights and Arts and Crafts group are on our website on this news page. Please telephone or email any queries to our administrator.

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Arts & Craft Group – 2017 Meeting Dates

NEEDS (Scotland)

North East Eating Disorders Support (Scotland) Reg Charity no SC043640

Arts & Craft Group 2017 dates

  • January 17th
  • February 14th
  • March 14th
  • April 11th

7-9pm

Free admission, refreshments provided. All group members/carers welcome.
You can register on the night.

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Art Room M5

Rosemount Community Centre Belgrave Terrace Aberdeen AB25 2NS.
Parking available through barrier. Code to exit.

 

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Arts and Crafts group continues

Our Arts and Crafts group continues in Room M5 at the Rosemount Community Centre.

So far we have enjoyed a “free” session using the materials provided, and also a Christmas card making session using the iris folding technique. The cards were stunning, very effective!

Many thanks for Alison Lynch for sharing her time and talents with the group. The next group will be held on Tuesday 17th January 2017. All group members welcome, although you can register on the night.

Please see our flyer for more info.

Merry Christmas

Christmas is coming!

Christmas and all its associated parties can be quite difficult for our group members who may find these situations really scary. We have put together some suggestions in this leaflet to help support you through the season.

Please remember, that Christmas is be about the people too, especially those close to you, and perhaps those who you don’t see very often, and perhaps your own family traditions, the present giving and receiving, the games, or not as the case may be! A lovely walk in the morning or afternoon can also be a time to have some time to yourself, or enjoy with family, friends or a pet.

Whatever you choose to do, we hope you can relax and enjoy the season in whichever way you choose. Merry Christmas everyone!

Wellbeing Day 2

On Saturday October 22nd, NEEDS(Scotland) held our second Wellbeing Day at Cafe Coast, Aberdeen. The event was attended by group members from both Dundee and Aberdeen and also some former group members and carers. The workshops were on Body Image, led by Francine Dulong and Movement as Therapy part 2 led by Eveline Nicolette. Both were very well received. Francine creates workshops for school and university students for the charity BodyGossip based in London. She created a bespoke workshop for us based on responses to a questionnaire which she had sent out. The workshop was varied, interesting and certainly kept everyone engaged. We  could have spent the whole day working on the various activities which were light and non-threatening. Eveline produced a sequel workshop to her initial one which she did at the September day, working in twos or threes, again in a non threatening and relaxed way, which everyone enjoyed. Some of our taster session therapists also took part which they enjoyed too! Taster sessions available this time were reiki, reflexology, shaitsu, massage and  manicures. I can only speak for reflexology which was sublime and my beautiful bright red toenails!  There are no photos because I was enjoying myself too much and totally forgot to take any! I did notice, however, that everyone left with a smile on their faces! Many thanks to the team at Cafe Coast for providing a superb venue, and a healthy and delicious light lunch. Also many thanks to the speakers and therapists who made the day another great success.

£100 for NEEDS(Scotland) funds

One of our group members valiantly ran the Baxter’s River Ness 10K race in September, raising £100 for NEEDS(Scotland). We are very appreciative of her time training and running this race and her efforts fundraising on our behalf. Thank you so much Lauren, and very well done!

Guest speaker – Neil Gibson 7th Nov 2016

North East Eating Disorder Support Group

Would like to welcome

Neil Gibson

As a Guest speaker on Monday 7 th November 2016

Neil Gibson is senior lecturer and course leader for the BA (Hons) Social Work course at Robert Gordon University. He has been researching the therapeutic use of photography in social care settings as part of his PhD submission. His social work experience includes working in residential childcare, substance use, criminal justice, care management and adult protection.

*sharing time will go ahead as usual after the presentation

“Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world.” – Bruno Barbey

“Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world.” – Bruno Barbey

Arts and Crafts

Arts & Craft Group Tuesday 11th October 2016

NEEDS

Arts & Craft Group

  • Tuesday 11th October
  • 7-9pm
  • Free Admission
  • All group members and carers welcome

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Art Room M5

Rosemount Community Centre Belgrave Terrace Aberdeen AB25 2NS

Wellbeing Day 2

Wellbeing Day 2 Saturday 22nd October 2016

Sat 22nd October 9.45 – 4pm
Please Arrive at 9.30 to Register

 

Positive Body Image Creative Workshop

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Francine Dulong is an interdisciplinary performing artist who hails from Nova Scotia, Canada. She recently completed  an MA with distinction in Applied Theatre from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, holds a Double Major in Theatre and French from the University of British Columbia, and has a background in physical theatre and art education (International School of Jacques Lecoq). Francine is passionate about the exploration of positive body image and gender equality in our current society. Working with Body Gossip and all the young people involved with the Performance Project is both a daily source of inspiration and a life changing opportunity. When she is not facilitating and designing educative adventures for Body Gossip, she is working for her participatory environmental theatre company, Blooming Ludus.  You can see her portfolio here: francinedulong.weebly.com

 

 

The Feel Good Factor

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Eveline Nicolette is a Body Oriented Psychotherapist who integrates body-mind approaches to creatively help people step into their lives more fully. In this work, she draws on trainings in Dance Movement Psychotherapy, trauma treatment models, meditation, the arts, and her personal life experience. Currently, her practice includes individual and group work with children, young people, adults and families.

Eveline has a particular interest in working with people with eating issues. An important aspect of this is collaborating with a person to find the body-mind tools that help make a positive difference to how they feel and cope with life.

In The Feel Good Factor taster session, Eveline’s warm and easy-going manner will invite you to get creative with others and have fun through movement, music and art. Come and play with possibilities and discover what the Feel Good Factor is for you!

 

Complementary Therapy Taster Sessions

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  • This is a free event  with a light lunch & refreshments included.
  • Cafe Coast, Inspire Building, Beach Blvd, Aberdeen AB24 5HP
  • Parking Available
  • Please click here for the downloadable programme.

Youth and Philamthropy Initiative Scotland logo Generously funded by Robert Gordon YPI