Welcome to Healthly Argyll and Bute

We are here to ensure that the people of Argyll and Bute have the opportunity to be as healthy as possible. Good health and wellbeing is at the heart of a vibrant Argyll and Bute. This website will help you to find out what health activities are happening and can also put you in touch with lots of local projects.

We look forward to you joining us!

Vision

Everyone in Argyll and Bute has the right to lead the healthiest and safest life possible. Whether that means being empowered to make healthier lifestyle choices; being able to access opportunities and services for health and wellbeing locally; or having the skills and resources to manage your own health, health improvement is in everyone’s best interest.

The following values and principles underpin how health improvement is delivered:

  • Empowering
  • Sustaining
  • Participative
  • Equitable
  • Evidence based
  • Well planned
  • Effective

Where health improvement happens:
Health improvement can happen anywhere and at any stage of life, for example, early years, young people, adults and older people, and can take place in a variety of settings and communities, such as:

  • NHS premises
  • Schools
  • The workplace
  • Geographical communities
  • Communities of interest, such as social clubs, churches etc.

What we will do:
Current thinking around health improvement suggests that healthy people arise from healthy communities. Interventions work best if they are done with local communities and they build on assets and resources already present in these communities. This is known as “salutogenesis” or an “assets based approach” and the Health and Wellbeing Partnership favours this model. It involves engaging local communities in finding out what health issues matter to them and responding to what they want.
It also involves breaking down boundaries and not looking at topics such as smoking or harmful drinking in isolation from other factors in health, such as poverty, employment status, educational attainment etc

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2019:  Past, Present and Future Trends in Health and Wellbeing

This year’s DPH annual report focuses on trends in populations, health and social inequity that have important implications for the delivery of health and social care services and can be found here:- DPH-Annual-Report-2019-and-appendices

LIVING WELL STRATEGY

In Argyll and Bute, many people are living with long-term health conditions, and many more are at risk of developing them. To help people deal with this, and to live the best and healthiest lives possible, we have developed the Living Well Strategy. The strategy focuses on supporting people to manage their own health, and supporting communities to build groups and networks which can link people together.

Everyone can benefit from Living Well activities and support, even those who are already living healthy lives. Living Well promotes community and information, as well as planning in advance for any health problems that might come up. This is not as a replacement for services, but rather helps to support services by building up people’s capacity to know and manage their own health.

The documents contributing to the Living Well Strategy, as well as the Strategy itself, can be found here.

Living Well Strategy 2019  Engagement report  Strategy Summary  Summary of Staff Survey final  Wellbeing leaflet print-ready 1.02

The Living Well Strategy was launched and endorsed at the HSCP Integration Joint Board on the 25th September 2019

Welcome to the Health and Wellbeing Annual Report. Here we highlight some of the important work we have supported and delivered to enable people to lead longer, healthier lives in Argyll and Bute throughout 2018-19    ABHIT_AnnualReport201819

The Joint Health Improvement Plan 2017 – 2022 is available to view here: 
JHIP 2017-22

The Health and Wellbeing Annual Report for 2017 – 2018 is available here :  FINAL Health and Wellbeing Annual report 2017-18 – FINAL

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1 year ago
HAUSER

Lovely!

We can all be together with beautiful music 🙏. Relax, close your eyes, and join me with my favourite music on my 'HAUSER: Best Of' playlist. 🎻❤️

1 year ago
AntiLoneliness

Interesting!

We have associated anger with the aggressive, explosive face of it. 😡
But what about the other faces? The suppressed? The pleasing? The detached? Where does all that anger go when we don't see it? ... See more

1 year ago

Caroline Gorman I work for Argyll & Bute RapeCrisis and I am based on the Isle
of Bute.
My work on Bute has two roles, I am secconded to
the school two to three days a week doing support
with young ... See more

1 year ago
www.adhdfoundation.org.uk

A free to download resource for adults in managing anxiety during Covid19 self isolation and lockdown
https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronavirus-Anxiety-Workbook.pdf

1 year ago

Gemma Peacock, from Shotton Colliery, felt concerned about any lasting impact the lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19 could have on children.
It comes as the majority are missing out on time ... See more

1 year ago

Grief affects us all. It’s messy and never-ending. Grief is something we don’t talk about as much as we should, despite each of us going through it at some point. Perhaps it’s because we ... See more

1 year ago
Storytime! Iona and the sea

Please see the links below for the latest storytelling video from The GRAB Trust. Something to keep you and yours amused. Please share far and wide where you can. Give it a watch and have a giggle ... See more

An exciting adventure following a little girl who discovers the harm marine litter does to our wildlife. Written and produced by Ben Appleby for the GRAB Tru...

1 year ago

Gaslighting
Argyll and Bute Women's Aid
Argyll & Bute RapeCrisis
can help

1 year ago
Turf Youth Project

Please have a look at this x

Lots of our young people and volunteers have been completing the FREE suicide prevention training online with Zero Suicide Alliance. Use the link below to complete this training and develop the ... See more

1 year ago

Argyll & Bute RapeCrisis Wanted this information sharing. Please forward on
#ButeHWN

1 year ago

Useful Contacts from Acumen Network

Telephone Support

Samaritans: 116 123
Breathing Space: 0800 83 85 87
Young Minds Parent Helpline: 0808 802 5544
First Crisis (Renfrewshire only): 0141 847 ... See more

1 year ago
See Me is Scotland's Programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.

DONT STOP TALKING !
See Me Scotland has great resourses
The current COVID-19 outbreak is scary and can affect our mental health. But it’s important to remember that everyone’s mental health is ... See more

See Me is led by a partnership of SAMH and MHF Scotland and is funded by the Scottish Government and Comic Relief.

1 year ago
A list of free, online, boredom-busting resources!

Lots of useful links on this!
#ButeHWN

Click on any of the underlined headings/links below to find out more. (last updated - 17/4/2020) Hello everyone. I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all of your messages, emails, and comments. It ... See more

1 year ago

Sadly not my drawing but saw this on Facebook and thought it was great
Have a closer look
#ButeHWN

1 year ago

Argyll & Bute RapeCrisis
can help
Please share onwards
Many thanks
#ButeHWN

1 year ago

Please share onwards
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1 year ago
Family days. Tried & tested.

How about these for fun?
#ButeHWN

🥛🐦 ♻️ We dug in the recycle bin and used a milk carton to make a bird house feeder.....

https://www.familydaystriedandtested.com/milk-carton-bottle-jar-ideas/
Be sure to follow our page ... See more

1 year ago
Living Life to the Full Series | Living Life to the Full

Living Life to The Full website has some good free mood management stuff.

1 year ago
Bute Oasis Food Bank

Amazing just when funds start to get scary low ButeFest have decided to have a live gig in the hope of raising some money for us to continue feeding the vulnerable people on Bute.

There is a link ... See more

1 year ago
Breaking Free: explanation for service users

In case any of you are not aware of Breaking Free Online it is:
Breaking Free Online is an online treatment and recovery programme that allows people to resolve the psychological and lifestyle issues ... See more

How Breaking Free can help you overcome your difficulties with alcohol or drugs.

1 year ago

A great lesson
A teacher brought balloons to school and asked the children to blow them all up and then each write their names on their balloon. They tossed all the balloons into the hall while the ... See more

1 year ago
Photos from Bute Health and Wellbeing Network's post

So here we are.
Lockdown confirmed for another 3 weeks.

I still don't think I've fully got my head around the world we're living in at the moment, and I'm sure I'm not alone. I never expected ... See more

1 year ago
Individual and collective grief and loss in relation to Covid 19- Dr Karen Treisman

Have a watch and feel free to share
Individual and collective grief and loss in relation to Covid 19- Dr Karen Treisman
Please get in touch if you feel we can help with support
#ButeHWN

Individual and collective grief and loss in relation to Covid 19- Dr Karen Treisman

1 year ago

FINDING A WAY THROUGH - SOME THOUGHTS FROM OUR HELPLINE
Argyll & Bute RapeCrisis
Rape Crisis Scotland
Hello! It goes without saying that these are really difficult and disruptive times. This is not ... See more

1 year ago

Domestic Abuse
Argyll and Bute Women's Aid
CONTACT INFO:
01369 706636
info@abwa.org.uk

1 year ago

The 6 Rs of resilience are go-tos for any kind of challenging, stressful situation – just like the current coronavirus outbreak is for some people. Share these tips with those around you to spark ... See more

1 year ago
Maggie's Glasgow

Maggie's Glasgow
Debbie (our centre psychologist) will be doing another live relaxation session here this Friday 17th at 11am. If you would like some help relaxing before then, here's a video from ... See more

1 year ago
The Scottish Government

Today First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced a £1 million fund to expand the Distress Brief Intervention programme, giving people who are in emotional distress due to #coronavirus the opportunity ... See more

1 year ago
Help us to help our community organized by Fiona Gillespie

We need our community's help! We have been working with Bute Oasis food bank for the pas… Fiona Gillespie needs your support for Help us to help our community

1 year ago
Child Protection

Argyll and Bute Council

1 year ago
Argyll & West Dunbartonshire Police Division

‪If you are experiencing domestic abuse, help is available‬

‪Don’t delay seeking help during the Coronavirus crisis

‪Call the 24hr helpline in confidence‬

‪0800 627 1244 or visit ... See more

1 year ago

TWO WEEKS LEFT TO HAVE YOUR SAY
Review of Mental Health Law in Scotland
A review is being carried out into the way mental health law is working in Scotland. This review was set up by the Scottish ... See more

1 year ago
Argyll and Bute HSCP

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - #SHARE in Argyll and Bute Wide #ProtectTheNHS - 👉 The #COVID19 Symptom Tracker is an app, approved by Scotland’s top clinicians, designed to study the symptoms of ... See more

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - The #COVID19 Symptom Tracker is an app, approved by Scotland’s top clinicians, designed to study the symptoms of #coronavirus and track how it spreads. We need as many ... See more

1 year ago
Carr Gomm

See if you can fit one or two in this month?

Check out Action for Happiness' April Coping Calendar, giving us all top tips on how to look after ourselves and each other as we face this global crisis together.

It's particularly apt as part of ... See more

1 year ago
Bookbug's Songs and Rhymes app

LIVE ARGYLL - Bookbug Sessions at home
#ButeHWN please share

The Bookbug programme is a great way to support children's learning while encouraging play and creativity. Bookbug's Songs and Rhymes ... See more

Bookbug's Songs and Rhymes app is one more way to fit songs and rhymes into your day.

1 year ago

LIVE ARGYLL - Borrow Box Library
Out of books? Oh no!
You can borrow one from us with our Borrow Box Library.
It’s free to become a member, click here to apply online and borrow one from our ... See more

1 year ago

LIVE ARGYLL - Let’s Exercise!

Why not try out today's home workout session! Every day bar Sunday's we will be promoting different home workouts, we will have different workouts available depending ... See more

1 year ago

HELP LTD please share
#ButeHWN

1 year ago

Womens Aid Please share widely
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1 year ago

#ButeHWN
Please share onwards!

1 year ago

Warning: this email discusses end of life.
We know it can be a sensitive subject, so if you’re not ready for it now, skip reading it.

If you’re getting a letter from the NHS because you’re ... See more

1 year ago

please share widely
#ButeHWN

1 year ago
Edinburgh RapeCrisis

Today is #TransDayOfVisibility A day to celebrate the trans community and mark their contributions to society worldwide - and raise awareness of the discrimination and challenges faced by trans ... See more

1 year ago
Bute Oasis Food Bank

Hi all did this on Sunday for B.B.C. However since then have phoned them, and said I haven’t got time as I’m too busy every day to do a video of myself and my volunteers. For a documentary on ... See more

1 year ago

Please share widely#
ButeHWN

1 year ago

Coronavirus Caring for People Helpline
A dedicated helpline has been set up for people across Argyll and Bute who may need help
during the coronavirus outbreak. The Caring for People helpline brings ... See more

1 year ago
Photos from Bute Health and Wellbeing Network's post

Raymond Deans is available for spiritual support please note this does not mean its religious, you can get him by texting or calling him on
07580-533400 or
email - raymond.deans@nhs.net
#ButeHWN

1 year ago
Good Karma

​5 Simple Ways To Create Good Karma

1 year ago

Advice & Support for Community Organisations

SCVO (Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations)
https://scvo.org.uk/support/coronavirus

Third Sector Resilience ... See more

1 year ago
Homepage

Helplines & Resources

Samaritans: 116 123 / https://www.samaritans.org

Breathing Space: 0800 83 85 87 / https://breathingspace.scot/

FIRST Crisis (Renfrewshire only): 0141 847 8900

BEAT Adult ... See more

Samaritans works to make sure there’s always someone there for anyone who needs someone. Read more.

1 year ago
Spiffy

Have a wathch you might find something valuable
#ButeHWN
Spiffy

We've had a few messages asking for some tips on how to manage your mind during quarantine so I've done a little video - 16 tips in 18ish mins!🌈🙌

Here's links to a few of the things I ... See more

1 year ago

The Caring for People webpage with update for communities is now live. This will be populated as we go and the accuracy is being checked daily. NHS and council comms teams have the information so ... See more

1 year ago

What a week.

I'm not sure any of us expected life to go the way it's gone over the past few weeks, so to find the entire country in isolation is a surreal turn of events. It's important to remember ... See more

1 year ago

Please share widely
#ButeHWN

1 year ago

Useful links for up-to-date information

UK Government Links to Guidance
https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Scottish Governement ... See more

1 year ago

REALLY IMPORTANT JUST NOW FOLKS
Let us know whats working for you?
you never know it might just help someone else
I am keeping a positive data log
So no matter how small, things that bring me some ... See more

1 year ago

Volunteering Opportunities across Cowal

Argyll TSi (Third Sector Interface) is co-ordinating volunteering opportunities across the area and is appointing Volunteer Co-ordinators for each local area. ... See more

1 year ago

https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/coronavirus/help-for-communities
This page has been created, and will continue to be updated by the Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP)’s Health Promotion team ... See more

1 year ago

28th March 2020
10.30am - 4.30pm
Hampden Park
Hampden Park , Glasgow South Side G42 9BA
Adults £4 / Children Free
Visit the event website here
Facebook information can be found here
80+ fantastic ... See more

1 year ago
Argyll and Bute HSCP

A round of applause will be taking place this Thursday 26.3.20 @8pm to say #thanks to those who are working tirelessly during this #coronavirus #pandemic. ‘Clap for our Carers’ is asking for ... See more

A round of applause will be taking place this Thursday 26.3.20 @8pm to say #thanks to those who are working tirelessly during this #coronavirus #pandemic. ‘Clap for our Carers’ is asking for ... See more

1 year ago

4 WEEKS LEFT TO HAVE YOUR SAY
Review of Mental Health Law in Scotland
A review is being carried out into the way mental health law is working in Scotland. This review was set up by the Scottish ... See more

1 year ago

Please share widely
#ButeHWN

1 year ago

Guided Self Help
Louise McKay is the Guided Self Help Worker
Community Mental Health Service
Cowal community Hospital
360 Argyll Street
Dunoon
PA23 7RL
Tel: 01369 708716
Guided Self Help is a brief ... See more

1 year ago

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

One man dies every 45 minutes from prostate cancer and by 2030 it’s set to be the most common cancer in the UK. You can’t check yourself and there’s no ... See more

1 year ago

Sexually Transmitted Infections
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are being diagnosed every 70 seconds, with syphilis cases at their highest level since World War II.

A report by the Terrence ... See more

1 year ago

PLEASE SHARE WIDELY
LET US KNOW IF ANYTHING IS MISSING
Please see the link for the webpage developed to give information on Coronovirus, guidance for volunteers and our community groups by ... See more

1 year ago

Review of Mental Health Law in Scotland
A review is being carried out into the way mental health law is working in Scotland. This review was set up by the Scottish Government but it is independent ... See more

1 year ago

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
The earlier a woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer the more likely it is she will respond to treatment and the better the outcome. But, the number of women living at ... See more

1 year ago
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting now

Ross McCulloch (@ThirdSectorLab)
PLEASE SHARE WIDELY
17/03/2020, 12:24

I'm hosting a Zoom call Fri 20 March 11am to help charities think about how they can deliver information, support and other ... See more

Zoom is the leader in modern enterprise video communications, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, chat, and webinars across mobile, desktop, and room systems. Zoom ... See more

1 year ago
Borrowbox - Live Argyll

Live Argyll Library membership gives people free access to eBooks and eAudiobooks https://liveargyll.co.uk/borrowbox/ . Might be helpful for those who are self isolating.
Please share widely
Healthy ... See more

Borrowbox Our new eBook service has launched… We have recently moved to Borrowbox, an exciting and innovative collection with a huge range of top titles. Borrowbox offers a fantastic, yet simple, ... See more

1 year ago
Church of Scotland

Please share onwards!
#ButeHWN

Cancellation of Worship Services:

We are asking that all gatherings for worship should cease until further notice, with effect from today (Wednesday 18th March 2020). This includes all Easter ... See more

1 year ago
If coronavirus scares you, read this to take control over your health anxiety

Good advice!
#ButeHWN

A pandemic is fertile ground for those who suffer from anxiety - here’s a short guide on how to manage it

1 year ago
Argyll & West Dunbartonshire Police Division

The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) presents an unprecedented and dynamic set of challenges and, to support health professionals and maximise public safety, our policing response is ... See more

The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) presents an unprecedented and dynamic set of challenges and, to support health professionals and maximise public safety, our policing response is ... See more

1 year ago
BSL Health Champions

Information you may see on your GP surgery door

CORONAVIRUS

had contact with somebody with Coronavirus
AND
do you have any of these symptoms?

COUGH FEVER SHORTNESS OF BREATH

If yes, please do not ... See more

Information you may see on your GP surgery door

CORONAVIRUS

had contact with somebody with Coronavirus
AND
do you have any of these symptoms?

COUGH FEVER SHORTNESS OF BREATH

If yes, please do not ... See more

1 year ago
How To Wash Your Hands Properly

How to wash your hands properly
Please Share
#ButeHWN

Keep those germs at bay my making sure you wash your hands correctly. For more info on hygiene and avoiding bugs, visit NHSinform. https://www.nhsinform.scot...

1 year ago

One of the strengths of Argyll and Bute is our community spirit. We expect that many are naturally already checking in on neighbours and looking out for each other during this challenging ... See more

1 year ago

Cowal Elderly Befrienders SCIO have suspended all community group outings and home visits due to national and local guidance on the Coronavirus pandemic. We have increased telephone befriending ... See more

1 year ago
Photos from Bute Health and Wellbeing Network's post

PLEASE SHARE
Coronavirus latest - alongside our colleagues at Crossroads Caring for Carers Cowal and Bute SCIO Crossroads Young Carers Cowal & Bute are suspending all group activities, after school ... See more

1 year ago
Bute Health and Wellbeing Network

Bute Produce
Bute Property
North Bute Primary School Parent Council
St Andrews Primary
Port Bannatyne
Rothesay Joint Campus
Argyll College UHI
#ButeHWN
Please share widely!

IMPORTANT YOUR HELP WILL BE APPRECIATED
We have been asked to hepl with coordinating who is doing what on the island to assist with Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) so we can publish information and ... See more

1 year ago

****** COVID-19 Precautions ******

Bute & Cowal Vets feel a strong responsibility, not just to our patients, but also to our clients and staff, many of whom will be in the higher risk category. We ... See more

1 year ago

Bute Oasis Food Bank has asked us to let people know they open at 10 tomorrow and have frozen foods
#ButeHWN

1 year ago

Isle of Bute Discovery Theatre and Cinema now closed
Please share
#ButeHWN

1 year ago
Argyll and Bute HSCP

The last of our series of dementia services drop in events is being held on Monday 16 March at the Lade Centre in Rothesay from 4pm - 6.30pm. Feel free to drop in. You can also access our online ... See more

1 year ago

ARRAN VEGFEST 2020
March 14 @ 10:00 am - March 15 @ 5:00 pm GMT Free
Sponsored by Bute Island Foods.

Welcome to the very first Arran VegFest! The event is scheduled for 14th – 15th March 2020, ... See more

1 year ago
Heartstart Bute

Locations of Public Access Defibrillators
PLEASE SHARE WIDELY
This information was taken from Heartstart Bute’s Facebook page on the 16th February – great information to have.
Heartstart ... See more

Updated post

Thank you to Ross for taking the photos of Kilchattan Bay and Kingarth in this weather and for putting this together. Please note these are the public access ones as Ross has ... See more

1 year ago
Live Argyll Bute

#ButeHWN

Save the date!
Primary 1-7 Easter sport & activity camps! 🎉

📌 Rothesay Joint Campus, Bute.
📆 Tues 14th - Fri 17th April @9am-4pm.

- To book, please visit your local LiveArgyll sports ... See more

1 year ago

Just think about this wee clip from a well know children's book
See if we can make the world a better place this week for someone who might need just someone to sit with them?

It occurred to Pooh ... See more

1 year ago
Live Argyll Bute

Please share ☺️

Save the date!
Primary 1-7 Easter sport & activity camps! 🎉

📌 Rothesay Joint Campus, Bute.
📆 Tues 14th - Fri 17th April @9am-4pm.

- To book, please visit your local LiveArgyll sports ... See more

1 year ago

Losing someone to suicide
Every type of grief has the potential to cause intense and complex feelings, but research shows that people bereaved by suicide can have a particularly complex set of ... See more

1 year ago
BBC Scotland

Hope!!

"If you don't have hope you don't really have anything."

Charlie was born at just 23 weeks – almost the earliest a baby can be kept alive.

1 year ago

Food for thought!
“Today in one of my classes I introduced the children to two apples. The children didn't know this, but before the class I had repeatedly dropped one of the apples on the floor. ... See more

1 year ago
BBC Scotland

Aw they are lovely

These wee guys! 🐇

Via BBC Springwatch

1 year ago
Review of Mental Health Law in Scotland - Scottish Government - Citizen Space

This consultation is really important so anyone who has had experience please take part. Please share widely

Find and participate in consultations run by The Scottish Government

1 year ago
Argyll and Bute HSCP

NOW is your time to have your say! If you cannot make it along to #Dementia Consultation Events, please have your say by completing the #online consultation questionaire CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO ... See more

1 year ago

Our page is not regularly monitored. If you need support or information, here are some places you can get it:

NHS Inform - Scotland's Health Information Service

Samaritans - 116123 open 24 ... See more

1 year ago
Bored Panda Art

Something to cheer you up and make you think

These sand drawings will trick your mind
Credit: 17457152 on Douyin

1 year ago
Argyll and Bute HSCP

Teach your #child how to wash their hands 🙌 with this child friendly #hand #washing song explaining the #technique

Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others ... See more

1 year ago

"Where are we going, Piglet?" asked Pooh.

"We need to get supplies," said Piglet. "For the Coronavirus."

"Ahh," said Pooh, nodding in understanding. "Things like bread, milk, cough mixture, ... See more

1 year ago

Shouldn't self-love be easy?
Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day has come and gone, love has been shared and cupid is resting his bow and arrow for another year. Love is a beautiful thing, and ... See more

1 year ago

What is willpower?
It’s the ability to drag myself out of bed early to do some exercise before work. Or to walk past the chocolates that are lying out at the nurses station on my ward. Sometimes ... See more

1 year ago
Bored Panda Art

How cute are these?
Why not have a go with the kids/ or grandkids and let us know how you get in?
Spending quality time with kids will improve both sets of moods
#ButeHWN

How to make a hedgehog from toilet paper rolls
Credit: Raminta ART

1 year ago
The Best Ideas for Kids

Easter is fast approaching and i saw these cute quick and easy to do share your photos if you manage to make them?
#ButeHWN

EASTER HANDPRINT CARDS 🐰🐤🐑
https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/easter-handprint-cards/

1 year ago
Dunoon Observer

Have a read!

Council tax increase

Argyll and Bute Council has today (Thursday) approved its budget for the coming year.
While some savings options - the most controversial ones - have been rejected, there will ... See more

1 year ago

Rare Disease UK is the national campaign for people with rare diseases and all who support them.
Rare Disease Day is on February 29th you can find out more at www.rarediseaseday.org

Rare Disease UK ... See more

1 year ago

A Leap Day, February 29, is added to the calendar during leap years. This extra day, also called Leap Year Day, makes the year 366 days long – not 365 days, like a common year.

Today, women can ... See more

1 year ago

Klinefelter syndrome
Klinefelter syndrome (sometimes called Klinefelter's, KS or XXY) is where boys and men are born with an extra X chromosome.

Chromosomes are packages of genes found in every cell ... See more

1 year ago

Ardencraig Gardens is a lovely walled garden in Rothesay on Bute that bursts with colour in the summer. It originally formed part of a larger area designed for the owners of the nearby Ardencraig ... See more

1 year ago
Photos from Bute Health and Wellbeing Network's post

The tower house of Wester Kames dates from around 1700, and was once the seat of the Spense family. By 1895 it formed part of the Marquess of Bute's estate, and only the ground floor was standing. ... See more

1 year ago
NHSGGC - BSL Mental Health A-Z: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Please share widely
OCD awareness raising
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-Q1-m3hVcc

You can view all our BSL Mental Health A-Z videos at www.nhsggc.org.uk/bsl-mh-az

1 year ago
NHS VIDEOS | Obsessive compulsive disorder - NHS

Have a watch OCD video from the NHS
Please feel free to share onwards
Get support from your Doctor
#ButeHWN

Diana Wilson talks about how obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) affected her, how she has dealt with it, and the support available.

1 year ago
What is OCD?

OCD

Dr Isobel Heyman from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust describes what OCD is, and talks about how common it is and the theories about what causes it
Category
#ButeHWN

Dr Isobel Heyman from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust describes what OCD is, and talks about how common it is and the theories about what caus...

1 year ago

When OCD affects you at work
The OCD Stories podcast is a weekly podcast that sheds a light on OCD recovery. In this episode, host Stuart Ralph interviewed 5 staff members and volunteers from OCD ... See more

1 year ago

What is OCD?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has two main parts: obsessions and compulsions.

Obsessions are unwelcome thoughts, images, urges, worries or doubts that repeatedly appear in your ... See more

1 year ago
Victim Support Scotland

I'm sure we don't always know our rights as victims of crime so this is a helpful campaign.

The Victims’ Code for Scotland is available in Arabic, Bahdini, Farsi, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Slovak, Sorani and Urdu.

Find out your rights so you can use them: ... See more

1 year ago

ScottishChest Heart and Stroke KEEP FIT Classes
Every Thursday Moat Centre Bute 2pm
Sitting down execrises to keep you fit
Great fun and company and tea and biscuit too!
Why not pop along and see ... See more

1 year ago

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health condition where a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours.

OCD can affect men, women and children. Some people start ... See more

1 year ago

OCD Week of Action - 18th - 24th February 2019
OCD ACTION we love kicking off the new year with exciting events and campaigns, and this year is no different to last! Our annual campaigning week OCD ... See more

1 year ago
Discover the Wild

Might be worth downloading and using one night after school now the nights are getting lighter or at the weekend?#ButeHWN

🐚🐚Seashore Shells🐚🐚

We have just uploaded our latest FREE A3 downloadable wildlife sheet to our website, this time we are focusing on shells.

There is something about a walk on the ... See more

1 year ago
Argyll and Bute HSCP

Knowing the signs #SEPSIS - #Septicemia is a serious #bloodstream #infection. It's also known as bacteremia or #blood #poisoning. Septicemia occurs when a bacterial infection elsewhere in the body, ... See more

Knowing the signs #SEPSIS - #Septicemia is a serious #bloodstream #infection. It's also known as bacteremia or #blood #poisoning. Septicemia occurs when a bacterial infection elsewhere in the body, ... See more

1 year ago

Trigger alert - this post is about bereavement which could be upsetting.

We all want to support someone we know if they have experienced a bereavement but often we don't know how to - these 'dos and ... See more

1 year ago
Where to look for support while you're on the CAMHS waiting list

Some helpful advice!
#ButeHWN

Waiting for your referral to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) can feel like a slow process. Where can you find support while you wait? Our bloggers and Activists share their tips.

1 year ago
The Scottish Government

Argyll and Bute HSCP
Argyll and Bute ADP
#ButeHWN

How does your weekly drinking add up? To see what 14 units looks like, visit www.count14.scot #Count14Units

1 year ago

Money and mental health are often linked. Poor mental health can make managing money harder and worrying about money can make your mental health worse.

Cycle for mental health and money as managing ... See more

1 year ago

Valentines Day is considered a day of love
Nearly half of UK adults consider themselves to be romantic, and Valentine's Day is considered the day of romantic love, often celebrated with a candlelit ... See more

1 year ago
connected baby

Looking forward to this webinar...

We've got a big announcement! 😀

2020 sees us offering webinars. Our first is The Biology of Kindness on 19th February.

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xFDpU_26T4mkZQK5cZ174w

1 year ago

This is a very powerful photo.
Mental health doesn't discriminate.
It's very important to check in on your loved ones and ask how they're and ask twice, not just on Valentine’s Day
#ButeHWN

1 year ago

What is the exercise effect?
Exercise is an ideal prescription for Stress, Anxiety and Depression. So let’s find out why.
What is the exercise effect?

We all know that being active and exercising ... See more

1 year ago
BBC One

Have a watch and think
#ButeHWN

Every day you drink dinosaur pee.

Mind. Blown.

1 year ago
The Fourth Trauma Response We Don't Talk About

Most of us have heard of the fight, flight and freeze responses. Do you know the fourth?

1 year ago
WAY - Widowed And Young

#Grief and #ValentinesDay can be hard mixture... here's a heart warming piece from What's Your Grief about how love can mean different things and you can show acts of love to yourself, friends and ... See more

1 year ago
BBC News

Omg I’ve been doing it wrong for 55 years x

A mother whose son went viral making the most of his spaghetti dinner has praised people for not judging his genetic condition. 🍝👶

(via BBC News: East of England) bbc.in/2HgwF0s

1 year ago

Graeme Callander
Locality Manager Has asked us to share his contact details to support people
Drink Wise Age Well- Glasgow
139 Norfolk Street
Glasgow
G5 9EL
MOB: 07814 138826
TEL: 0141 648 ... See more

1 year ago
Channel 4

#ButeHWN

Nurse Steph from CAMHS is determined to keep 15-year-old Josh alive, following his recent attempted suicide.

1 year ago
Photos from Bute Health and Wellbeing Network's post

National Inventors’ Day
National Inventor’s Day is a day set aside to remember great inventors. February 11th is Thomas Edison’s birthday, so it is only fitting we celebrate National ... See more

1 year ago
NHS Highland

Important Information for us all.

Here is the latest public information on #coronavirus. There are some simple steps you can take to help. Please watch and share this video.

Learn more at www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

If you have ... See more

1 year ago

SAFER INTERNET SAFETY DAY will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 11th February with the slogan ‘Together for a Better Internet’. In the UK, the day will be celebrated with a specific focus on ... See more

1 year ago

Today is Tu BiShvat in the Jewish Calendar
Tu BiShvat is observed on the 15th day of Shevat, the eleventh month of the Jewish calendar. The date falls into January or February in the Gregorian ... See more

1 year ago
Laura Puddin

Wow please share onwards this lady is awesome!

DANCE MONKEY BSL .... I’ve seen it so many different ways from piano to saxophone choirs youngsters grannies so here’s my version in BSL ENJOY!

1 year ago

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that comes and goes in a seasonal pattern.

SAD is sometimes known as "winter depression" because the symptoms are usually more apparent and ... See more

1 year ago

Recently i was clearing out some old school books and came across my old English jotter covered in brown paper and saw the title: I could recite the first few lines of the poem from memory! So i ... See more

1 year ago
Photos from Bute Health and Wellbeing Network's post

Foodbank
What?
Bute Oasis Food Bank operate the Bute Food-Bank from premises at Argyll Street, Rothesay. Their opening hours are 10am-4pm every day.
How?
How do I access the Food Bank?
• Please ... See more

1 year ago
Bute Oasis Food Bank

Bute Oasis Food Bank Bute Advice Centre

Was at the very first meeting today for Argly & bute community food forum launch . With all food banks from all areas in argly & bute and lots of councillors also lot’s of other agencies. A little ... See more

1 year ago
Healthy Argyll and Bute

For reading and sharing please!
#ButeHWN

WHAT ARE WE UP TO?
Highlights from November 2019 to January 2020

1 year ago
Healthy Argyll and Bute

Have a read and please feel free to share onwards?

The Health and Wellbeing Networks (HWNs) review was undertaken as part of the ongoing review of engagement structures in Argyll and Bute. This paper summarises the current status of the HWNs, the ... See more

1 year ago

It’s Time to Talk Day on Thursday 6 Feb and it's a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives. Join @seemescotland and make 6 Feb the time to ... See more

1 year ago

It’s Time to Talk Day on Thursday 6 Feb and it's a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives. Join @seemescotland and make 6 Feb the time to ... See more

1 year ago

t’s Time to Talk Day on Thursday 6 Feb and it's a chance for all of us to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives. Join @seemescotland and make 6 Feb the time to ... See more

1 year ago
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Sugar Free February.

Anyone thinking of joining in with this?

'No added sugar. This February. For Cancer Research UK.
Resist those sweet treats and fizzy drinks, conquer those cravings and feel ... See more

1 year ago

On 4 February we celebrate World Cancer Day 2020 – a day that unites people, communities and entire countries to raise awareness and take action. Show your support for life-saving research by ... See more

1 year ago
The Day the Music Died: Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper

The Day the Music Died Day
Date When Celebrated : Observance is always February 3

The Day the Music Died Day commemorates the untimely death of singers Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper. ... See more

Subscribe http://goo.gl/Q2kKrD When Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson passed away on February 3rd, 1959 after a small plane cr...

1 year ago
Argyll and Bute HSCP

A wee reminder...

Friendly Reminder APPOINTMENTS👨‍🔬 - We’re urging #Argyll and #Bute patients to take a few minutes to #cancel their #appointments if they are no longer required, or if they are unable to ... See more

1 year ago
SRUK – Scleroderma & Raynaud’s UK

Scleroderma & Raynaud's UK - SRUK
February is Raynaulds awareness month
(SRUK) is here to help For many people with Raynaud’s it will be a minor inconvenience; however a small proportion will go ... See more

We are SRUK, the UK’s only health charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with scleroderma and Raynaud’s phenomenon.

1 year ago
Argyll and Bute HSCP

Ahead of Children’s #MentalHealth Week (3-9 February), We are asking everyone to think about what makes them feel brave. Share your stories using #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek and help to inspire and ... See more

Ahead of Children’s #MentalHealth Week (3-9 February), We are asking everyone to think about what makes them feel brave. Share your stories using #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek and help to inspire and ... See more

1 year ago
BBC One

This is really interesting!
Please share onwards
#ButeHWN

Here's why being an introvert can be a real strength.

1 year ago

It’s been a while since we asked you!
Please could you share widely with your colleagues and friends invite them to give us a like and a share to enable us to spread the good stuff about ... See more

1 year ago
Mental Health Argyll and Bute

Loads of fabulous places to walk on Bute what’s your favourite?
#ButeHWN

#Walking is a simple, free way of getting more #physically #active and is ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels. It is easy to build into your daily routine and doesn't require any special ... See more

1 year ago

International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
Date When Celebrated : First Saturday in February

It's mid winter. The snow and cold seems like it will never come to an end. Spring seems so far ... See more

1 year ago
Action for Happiness

Why not save this and try to follow along on the days you can?
#ButeHWN

Love people, not things 💕 Join us for Friendly February and find ways to boost your relationships & encourage more togetherness ☀️

www.actionforhappiness.org/friendly-february

1 year ago
Argyll and Bute HSCP

Please share onwards!
#ButeHWN

Danny: 200 Selfies A Day To Mental Health Campaigning - *Trigger warning: this discusses behaviours relating to body dysmorphic disorder* At the age of 14, Danny's mental health took a downwards ... See more

1 year ago
Alcohol Change UK

Have a wee read and share onwards for me please?
#ButeHWN

To everyone taking part in #DryJanuary: YOU DID IT! A whole month, 31 days without alcohol! How are you feeling at the end of the month? If you’re wondering what to do now the month has come to an ... See more

1 year ago
BBC London

Wow please share
#ButeHWN

'If anybody that's deaf is thinking about becoming a teacher and says: 'I can't do it', you can.'

1 year ago
The Scottish Government

#ButeHWN please share onwards

How does your weekly drinking add up? To see what 14 units looks like, visit www.count14.scot #Count14Units

1 year ago

February TOMORROW How did that happen?
Each year, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) declares February as National Heart Month in the UK. Awareness of heart conditions and problems is bought to the ... See more

1 year ago
Events

Date for your diaries?
February 23rd 1300-1500
Please share widely
Bute Pride beside the Clyde 2020
Monthly social & Pride planning meeting
#ButeHWN

1 year ago
Music Travel Love

Funny i was just talking about songs poems etc taking you back places
I just love love this song and right now i would pretty much give all i had to sit crossed legged on the beach and cry as they ... See more

You Are My Sunshine - Music Travel Love (White Island, Camiguin Philippines 🇵🇭)

Buy it - http://smarturl.it/szm0q7

1 year ago
The MAP of Health Behaviour Change Animation

TRAINING OPPORTUNITY
PLEASE SHARE WIDELY
NHS Education for Scotland (NES)
MAP of Health Behaviour Change Training

17th February
Glasgow NES Office

(NES)
5th March

Cowal Community Hospital

(A&B ... See more

The MAP of Health Behaviour Change Blended Learning Programme is for all health and social care practitioners who have an opportunity to support behaviour change…

1 year ago
Slimming World Rothesay

please share widely?
#ButeHWN

1 year ago

UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONAL EATING
Emotional eating is about using food to cope with uncomfortable feelings. We grow up associating food with love and care, so eating is often a go-to when were feeling ... See more

1 year ago

This has been taken from Scrambled Heads Facebook page @ScrambledHeadsBook

1 year ago
Argyll and Bute HSCP

Good information here.

Update on #coronavirus testing: As of 2pm today, a total of 11 #Scottish tests have concluded: 11 confirmed negative 0 positive

Read the #ScottishGovernment latest update - ... See more

1 year ago
Growtherapy: Child & Adolescent Mental Health & Wellbeing

Please shareonwRds
#ButeHWN

This video needs to be watched by EVERYONE so please share widely.

There are a lot of great Ted Talks on ACEs and their impact throughout the lifespan but sometimes a cartoon is just a whole lot ... See more

1 year ago

Please share widely
Funding opportuinity
#ButeHWN

1 year ago
MAP of Health Behaviour Change animation - Features and Articles - Newsroom - NES

Have a look at this training opportunity and please feel free to share widely
#ButeHWN

Article on new animation promoting MAP of Health Behaviour Change training for health and social care staff

1 year ago

Please share widely
Booking direct via Eventbright
#ButeHWN

1 year ago
Information services in Scotland

The National Lottery funded UK Hear to Inform & Connect project aims to provide information in local communities across the country to ensure older people feel better informed about how to manage ... See more

If you're looking for information, our services include our free UK information helpline, information on our website, publications and the Action on Hearing Loss library.

1 year ago
Photos from Bute Health and Wellbeing Network's post

Foodbank
What?
Bute Oasis operate the Bute Food-Bank from premises at Argyll Street, Rothesay. Their opening hours are 10am-4pm every day.
How?
How do I access the Food Bank?
• Please contact Bute ... See more

1 year ago
Dee

Oh how cute are these?
Think they would brighten up your mood if you helped make them and the receivers mood
Why not have go they are very easy, Step by step instructions
#ButeHWN

1 year ago

Trigger Alert - this post is about grief which could be upsetting.

Grief is a natural process, but it can be devastating. For most of us, bereavement will be the most distressing experience we will ... See more

1 year ago

Going to a Cervical Screening appointment can be nerve-wracking if you don't know what to expect, luckily there is lots of great information on the Jo's Trust website about screening, what happens at ... See more

1 year ago

Lichen sclerosus
Lichen sclerosus is a skin condition that causes itchy white patches on the genitals or other parts of the body. There's no cure, but treatment can help relieve the symptoms.

Check ... See more

1 year ago
Cervical Screening Campaign Film - 30 Seconds with Subtitles

This is the 30-second version of a short, bold film created by NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government to raise awareness of the importance of cervical scre...

1 year ago
Healthy Argyll and Bute

Fantastic opportunity to get involved
Please share widely
#ButeHWN

Our Living Well strategy launched last year and a key outcome is ensuring our staff are able and motivated to support the people that they see to live well.

Coaching networks play an important role ... See more

1 year ago

A reminder for all of us...

1 year ago
Healthy Argyll and Bute

Our Living Well strategy launched last year and a key outcome is ensuring our staff are able and motivated to support the people that they see to live well.

Coaching networks play an important role ... See more

1 year ago
Photos from Bute Health and Wellbeing Network's post

#SmearForSmear
Join us for #SmearForSmear 2020 during Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (20-26 January). Over the last few years we've asked you to smear your lipstick, this year we're doing something ... See more

1 year ago
Carers Trust Scotland

#YoungCarersAwarenessDay on 30 January raises awareness of the challenges faced by young carers and campaigns for support for them. Find out more about Young Carers Awareness Day and what ... See more

1 year ago

This is a great resource - please share.

January isn't the best of months - the blues, the weather. If you've lost someone you cared about then this month can heighten your emotions & it isn't fair. ... See more

1 year ago
Photos from Bute Health and Wellbeing Network's post

This week is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week
Do you know how cervical cancer can be prevented? During Cervical Cancer Prevention Week we want as many people as possible to know how they can reduce ... See more

1 year ago

We all know that being active is vital to physical health. It lowers blood pressure, increases energy levels, helps with relaxation and improves your health in general.

But did you know that staying ... See more

1 year ago
Whenmendonttalk

Have a watch perhaps a follow and please share onwards x
I found it really helpful

Mens Health, Mental Health, Talking about all the things we don't talk about but need to to talk about!

1 year ago