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September 2019

One Step at a Time – Building a supportive environment for people with dementia and their families in church communities

17th September 2019 - 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
The Place, 34 York Place
Edinburgh, EH1 3HU
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CONFERENCE ONE STEP AT A TIME Tuesday, 17th September 2019 at The Place, York Place, Edinburgh FAITH IN OLDER PEOPLE is delighted that so many people have downloaded the learning resource on this issue and working together we want to share an opportunity to hear about the various elements in the resource and to enable participants to bring their own experiences. The conference will look at the key elements of supporting people, providing enabling spaces, thinking about worship and pastoral…

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November 2019

Building and sustaining compassionate communities

27th November 2019
Methodist Halls, 25 Nicholson Square
Edinburgh, EH8 9BX United Kingdom
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The role of the Churches in supporting people with end of life matters When faced with the reality of deteriorating health, caring responsibilities, death or bereavement, people need many things from the NHS and other formal services, and from their friends, families and communities. Though health and social care services play an important role, they are only part of the picture.  Education, workplace culture, family networks, the media, community support and access to information all play an important role in…

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May 2020

TALKING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH – a workshop led by Dr Gill Yellowlees

2nd May 2020 - 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
St John’s Church Centre, Princes Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 4BJ
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Talking About Mental Illness - how can churches respond?  Gill Yellowlees lives in the Scottish Borders where she worked as a psychiatrist with the NHS Mental Health for Older People's Team until her retirement in 2014.  She serves as an elder in the local Church of Scotland congregation and has trained in spiritual direction with the Epiphany Group. Faith in Older People is aware that mental health issues are increasingly important and that people living with mental illness and those…

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The Malcolm Goldsmith Lecture 2020

7th May 2020 - 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, 5-21 Grosvenor St
Edinburgh, EH12 5EF United Kingdom
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We are delighted to announce that Dr Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive, Scottish Care will give the 2020 Malcolm Goldsmith Lecture entitled Human Rights and Spiritual Care. The Lecture will be followed by a wine and canape reception. Tickets are available to purchase now - click on the Eventbrite website link below.

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THE POWER OF MUSIC for people with dementia and their carers

29th May 2020 - 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dumfries Baptist Church Centre, Gillbrae Road
Dumfries, Scotland DG1 4EJ
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A workshop led by Diana Kerr, Dementia Consultant, Author and Singing Group Leader. Who should attend? Do you like a good sing song? Have you had your spirits lifted by music? Are you looking for an opportunity to be involved in bringing fun, joy and a sense of wellbeing to others? Would you like to be involved with the support of people with dementia and their carers?  If so, then come to this workshop and be inspired to have a…

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May 2021

The Malcolm Goldsmith Lecture 2021

11th May - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Tuesday 11 May 2021 - 4.30pm THE MALCOLM GOLDSMITH LECTURE 2021 to be given by Dr Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Care The fullness of humanity: human rights and spirituality This lecture will explore the relationship between human rights as a moral and legal framework and the world of spirituality. It will advocate a positive potential relationship between human rights and traditional spiritual belief and religious traditions both in practice and in thought. It will approach the subject with…

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June 2021

Mental Health, Older People and Faith Communities

22nd June - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

In a series of free on-line seminars, we will be exploring the issues encountered by faith communities in supporting people with mental health challenges.   Mental wellbeing is at the forefront of current considerations, but these seminars will look at issues around long- term mental health challenges as well as the impact of Covid-19.

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September 2021

Death, Dying and Bereavement – How do we develop compassionate support

23rd September - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This seminar will highlight important initiatives to support people experiencing grief, loss, and bereavement.  There will be examples of local compassionate communities and an opportunity to share ideas.

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The Anna Chaplaincy

28th September - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

We live in a world of accelerating demographic change. It is good news we are living longer but with longevity come challenges. Anna Chaplaincy for Older People is a tried-and-tested approach to ministry among people in their later years.

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October 2021

We Need to Talk About Death and Dying

14th October - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Workshop will offer support and tools to enhance confidence in having pastoral conversations about death and dying.  Using a model from the field of bereavement to explore emotional, psychological, and spiritual responses and building on the experiences of the participants, the day will resource those who attend to go deeper in their pastoral encounters with people who are actively addressing their own mortality.

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