Wellbeing Works

Last year, Dundee Association for Mental Health won a Scottish Government “Brand for Growth” competition. The prize was free services from BOLD, a creativity agency based in Glasgow, to support a re-branding process for the organisation. We were pleased to have won this competition as we have been keen to update our brand for some time.
Working with BOLD, we held a series of discussions, workshops, and consultation with our participants and stakeholders to identify the factors that are important to us in terms of a new brand, and we are delighted to announce that we are changing our name to Wellbeing Works, Dundee. We plan to complete the transition over the next few weeks.
Our new brand compliments our values and beliefs around what our service should be, i.e. inclusive, accessible, welcoming, empowering and person centred, giving hope and supporting recovery for those who experience mental health challenges.
We are also hopeful of a move to new, custom-built premises in the next few months that will enable us to extend our reach and range of services. Our new “Well Ahead” Course starts in January and will help more people who experience mental health challenges to learn about wellbeing, develop self-management techniques, and build confidence and resilience. We also plan to create some new opportunities for peer support roles as well as building on the excellent partnerships we have developed.

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Nilupul Foundation classes

Follow the link to see classes for February and March 2019.  Nilupul

 

 

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Dundee Association of Mental Health

DSEN member Dundee Association of Mental Health are planning a major rebrand in the new Year.  More to follow in 2019 but you can read about it here ….. DAMH Re-brand

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Budgeting for Sustainability

Tuesday 27 November 2018 9.30am-12 midday – at The Factory Skatepark, 15 Balunie Drive, Dundee, DD4 8PS

Learn how to budget taking into consideration all your costs in order to sustain the work of your organisation.
Find out more about full cost recovery and the common errors to avoid in budgeting.
This training is expertly delivered by Derek Grant who is a Chartered Accountant, Partner and business advisor at MMG Archbold.

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A New Year – need a new direction? Starting up a Social Enterprise might be the answer.

Social Enterprises (SEs) are organisations that work in the heart of communities looking to support people to have a better quality of life and improve the environment in which they live. Often they are founded by local people themselves and look to address issues or inequalities that exist within their own communities.
One particular area that SEs are really successful with, is supporting people with their health and social care needs. This may be supporting someone within their own home with daily tasks such as bathing or dressing, enabling them to access the wider community, or simply anything that allows them to live as full a life as possible.
Here are a few quotes from people that have been supported by Social Enterprises: ‘A great, unique and imaginative social enterprise covering the very important topic of mental health’; ‘Anne has been a great support and help, she has also given me a lot of encouragement, being there when I needed her and when I wasn’t well’. ‘I love coming here. It means freedom for me and I get support”
Dundee Social Enterprise Network is an organisation that exists to support individuals or groups to start up and develop their enterprise. This can include support with business planning, start up funding, legal set up advice and linking with other local and national organisations that can also help.
So if you have an idea for an initiative that could support people with their health or social care needs please, get in touch:
angus@dundeesen.org; or 01382 504848.

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