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Mental Health, Health & Wellbeing and Men’s Sheds

By bellmannews / November 18, 2020

Good health is about the mind as well as the body – feeling physically fit, and feeling good about ourselves, means that we can go and achieve more of the things we want to do in life. Today we hear from various Mental Health and Wellbeing service providers explaining how they have assisted those in the community, particularly during the pandemic.

You can also view the third of our five Grow Your Group presentations: Evidencing Need.

Today’s programme also includes films from Stonehaven, Inverurie and Aberchirder Men’s Sheds on how they support vulnerable or lonely men within their communities.

Mental Health

Pillar Kincardine
Pillar Kincardine is a small voluntary organisation based in Stonehaven, Scotland, supporting people in and around Kincardine and the Mearns who are coping with serious emotional, social or mental health difficulties. Due to COVID19 their service has had to adapt and is a little different from the time this film was made, but they continue to provide essential support at a time their service is #nevermoreneeded

Buchan Community Farm
Countrymen UK – Getting back to being you
A great video by CountrymenUK which really explains the service and the difference it makes.

SSAFA
The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association has provided support for our Armed Forces since 1885: one of their local volunteers, Duncan Leece, explains what they do and how they work in partnership with public agencies.

Men’s Sheds

Stonehaven and District
This presentation gives a detailed account of the journey of Stonehaven & District Men’s Shed, how they are dealing with the pandemic and the socio-economic value of Men’s Sheds.
When the hard work and tenacity pays off.

Aberchirder
The Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire introduces Banffshire’s Response to Covid19. Here the Lord Lieutenant brings us Aberchirder Men’s Shed.

Inverurie & District
Another great Men’s Shed story

Health and Wellbeing

Garioch Community Kitchen
Garioch Community Kitchen promotes and raises awareness of healthy eating messages through practical hands-on cookery sessions.

CLAN
CLAN support anyone affected by cancerTelephone SupportIn-person emotional supportProfessional CounsellingOnline support groupsDedicated Children and Family ServiceVisit www.clanhouse.org for more information.

COVID Response Story

Keith
The Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire introduces Banffshire’s Response to Covid19. Here the Lord Lieutenant brings us our neighbours in Moray, Keith COVID19 Group

Tarves
Care in Tarves Community initiated by Tarves Kirk liaising with Tarves School have been helping the local community through this difficult time.

Afternoon Tea


The Bellman is a local online newspaper which recently earned charitable status. They bring us local stories including this one telling of a great initiative in Kincardine and Mearns inspired by the work of Banffshire Partnership Ltd in the North of Aberdeenshire.

Grow Your Group – Evidencing Need
The Third of Five short presentations developed to help TSOs to prepare a strong case for support and make better funding applications.

All this week’s films and presentations will be available on:
Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action’s dedicated Third Sector Week page
KDPTV YouTube Channel
and the TSSG Facebook Page

You can  get involved using your own social media channels and website to share your organisation’s images and stories during ATSW, by using the following hashtags:

#ATSW #ATSW2020 #ThirdSectorWeek #ThirdSector #Aberdeenshire

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