….. I love the freedom to be able to let ideas and thoughts develop in a way that is without frameworks. ….. My work leading Compassionate Inverclyde is exactly like …Read full article on Journeying towards a Compassionate Community
Debbie Thrower invites greater participation in Scotland in Anna Chaplaincy for Older People. ‘It is gaining traction in many parts of the UK’, she writes, ‘as an effective way of …Read full article on What is Anna Chaplaincy?
Here we are in July about to take a summer break to recoup our energy and plan for the future. It has been a rollercoaster for so many people as …Read full article on Taking a break
In March this year, Professor John Swinton game a thought-provoking seminar on “Spirituality and Mental Health Challenges” for Faith in Older People (FIOP). A specific challenge for all of us …Read full article on Stigma and Mental Health
How can preachers and worship leaders offer worship that will assist church members in recovery from the problems of lockdown, and enable individual and congregational well-being, while they, themselves, are …Read full article on Caring Worship
After listening to and learning from older people over 60 years as a Methodist Minister and 20 year’s research in the subject, I do value the narratives of older people. …Read full article on Valuing the Narratives of Older People
Faith in Older People and the Church of Scotland Guild have worked together over several years to bring together an ecumenical group to consult about key issues emerging for older …Read full article on Looking to the future
May the Spirit of Love be within us and between us and in these words, Amen. Here we are more than two weeks into the letting go of Lent and …Read full article on The wisdom of letting go
At work, I think about death and dying a lot. I’m not a clinician or a carer – I don’t work with people who are ill or frail – I …Read full article on Death and dying – how much information can people stand?
In times like these it is easy to feel low or overwhelmed, and to forget that we have basic needs. It’s also easy to feel that looking after ourselves would …Read full article on Permission to meet your needs!