Mull and Iona, Tiree, Coll and Colonsay

Mull and Iona, Tiree, Coll and Colonsay

Health and Wellbeing Funding.  We are inviting groups and organisations that have an impact on the islands to apply for up to £750 of Health and Wellbeing Funding.   Projects should focus on increasing physical activity and/or supporting people to manage long term conditions.  In addition to this, we would like to see links with NHS/HSCP/Council services to compliment the projects.  If you have any questions or would like an application pack and guidance notes, please contact your Health and Wellbeing Network Coordinator, Carol Flett.  The deadline for funding applications to be in is 30th May 2019.

Health and Wellbeing Events.  9th May was the most recent Health and Wellbeing Event on the Isle of Tiree.   During the afternoon there were 2 workshops and two drop in sessions. These sessions were free.

From 2pm till 3.30pm at Baugh Church, North Argyll Carers Centre delivered a ‘Self Advocacy’ session.    This session was designed to help people to communicate and negotiate more effectively, increase independence and confidence, help people deal with emotions that can inhibit self-expression and help them be more assertive.

From 3.30 till 4.30 at Baugh Church, Age Scotland delivered a workshop.  We were told about what Age Scotland can offer older people in Scotland in a short presentation.  This was followed by a fun interactive session of Body Boosting Bingo.

From 2pm till 3pm at Tiree Trust, Advisors from ALIenergy held an Energy Advice drop in session. Individual appointments were also available.  Free advice on insulation, electricity bills, heating, renewables, tariffs, efficient appliances and online energy accounts.  Citizens Advice Bureau were also available at  Tiree Trust from 2pm till 3pm.

Our mainland based Health and Wellbeing Partners were at An Talla from 6pm for a free Ice Breaker quiz designed to help members of the public find out about the support available for the island community.

From 7pm there was a fundraising Quiz and Raffle in aid of local group Curam.

The mainland partners who joined us on Tiree are,

Mairi from North Argyll Carers Centre (NACC) who had leaflets about the services provided by NACC and copies of their book ‘Project Freedom’ which was produced after a Carers Respite Retreat on Tiree.   NACC- making a positive difference to the lives of carers.

Laura from Community Development, invited people to have their say in the Oban, Lorn and the Isles 5 year Community Plan by taking part in the consultation using the ‘Place Standard Tool’

Charlie from Age Scotland had free publications of interest to older people.  Covering issues such as housing, health, money matters, legal and family care.

Rachel and Jenny from ALIenergy had information on saving money and energy at home.

Jessica and Seonaid, Specialist Diabetes Dietician and Nurse had leaflets on healthy lifestyle and diabetes prevention and management. Information about maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Colette from Social Security Scotland was on Tiree to raise awareness of the new Scottish Social Security Agency and the benefits being devolved to the Scottish Government.  A range of leaflets, posters and customer charters were available.

Jen from Argyll and Bute Citizens Advice Bureau was at the event to build links with local people and encourage people to get support and advice from CAB.  Advice available by telephone, e-mail and skype.

Health and Wellbeing Network Coordinator, Carol was joined by Caroline McArthur of the Health Improvement Team offering a range of advice to members of the public.


The coordinator,  Carol Flett, can be contacted on –