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November 2018

Malcolm Goldsmith Lecture 2018

8th November 2018 - 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, 5-21 Grosvenor St
Edinburgh, EH12 5EF United Kingdom
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Free

with Dr Joe Morrow, CBE QC, President of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland Ancient but ever growing – “A 40 year pilgrimage in the mental health fields of Scotland”. Thursday 8 November 2018 Registration opens from 4:30pm, Lecture begins at 5pm Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, Grosvenor Street Haymarket Edinburgh Please join us for a Wine Reception following the lecture.   This is a Free Event, but please RSVP info@fiop.org.uk

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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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£30.00

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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£30.00

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 - 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 - 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, 5-21 Grosvenor St
Edinburgh, EH12 5EF United Kingdom
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£15.00

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 - 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dumfries Baptist Church Centre, Gillbrae Road
Dumfries, Scotland DG1 4EJ
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£42.00

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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