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Update from MKHH

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Vicky Attwood, Project Manager Mearns Kirk Helping Hands.

Hello from Vicky at Mearns Kirk Helping Hands.

Since our last update in February this year, our staff team has grown again! 

We were delighted to welcome Maryam Khan earlier this year.  Maryam joins us as a part time Project Support Worker, in a post funded for one year by the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund.  Having previously volunteered with us as a Digital Champion, Maryam is familiar with our work and will provide general support to the running of our groups and activities.

In June, we held our AGM.  It was lovely to see so many of our volunteers and members in attendance.  Our staff and trustees gave an
overview of what has been happening over the last 12 months and talked about some of our plans for the future. 

You can see a copy of our Annual Report on our website.  Or you can contact me and I will be happy to post or email a copy to you.

Earlier this year, our volunteer coordinator Laura Watts successfully completed her Train the Trainer to allow her to deliver Stirling University’s Best Practice in Dementia Care Course.  Laura will be delivering her first course to volunteers starting in September.  Congratulations to Laura, and best wishes to all the volunteers who are taking the course.

All our groups and activities are back to “business as usual” which is wonderful.  It really makes a difference to come together face to face and we see and hear about the benefits to our members of being in company again.

As ever, we give grateful thanks to all our wonderful volunteers, without whom none of what we do would be possible. 

For up-to-date details of all our groups and activities and how you can join us, please see the attached “What’s On”. 

We have a couple of new activities taking place through September and October.  Liz Highet, our Project Worker, has kindly offered to run “A Month of Mindfulness” in October.  This will be 4, hour long sessions of mindfulness activity on Friday afternoons. A lovely, gentle end to the week as autumn begins. 

And starting late August and running to early October we have Tablets for Beginners restarting.  For anyone who would like to get to grips to using a tablet for online shopping, browsing the internet, sending emails, video calling and more, get in touch for a space.  And if you miss this one, we will be running more!

As ever, we are keen to hear from anybody with an hour or more a week to spare who might be interested in volunteering with us.  Laura will be very happy to meet you for a chat to find out what you might enjoy doing.  You are welcome to contact me on the details below in the first instance.

vicky.attwood@mkhhelpinghands

07858 552 767

 

 

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