Organisations involved in Festival

As well as Trauma Healing Together we have 9 other fantastic organisations involved in the festival

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The Stephen Lyon Organisation

The Stephen Lyon Organisation is a voluntary organisation working to provide a support service within Kinross and surrounding areas. We specialise in empowering those experiencing suicidal thoughts to take back control of their lives but we also provide support to anyone struggling with any aspects of their life. We also deliver awareness programmes and workshops to young people 14 years plus to raise awareness and help them understand the factors that influence suicidal thoughts and where they should go to for help if they are worried about themselves or someone they know. We also take referrals for support for those 16 years plus from a range of source including self referral. We bring together our expertise, knowledge and skills to achieve change, break down barriers and improve lives. We are led by a skilled and professional board of trustees who are represented by our enthusiastic and passionate team of volunteers and staff.

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Mindspace offers four different services for adults and young people above the age of 8 to support individuals with their mental health and wellbeing in a way that best suits them.

The four areas of service are:

Counselling - Our counselling service for both adults and young people over the age of 11, provides one to one support if you are facing difficulties or challenges in life. Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk over your situation, reach a better understanding of your difficulties and decide on the best way forward for yourself.


Adult Recovery College -Mindspace Recovery College is like any other college where people come together to learn and share. The difference is that at Mindspace, learning will be delivered by people with lived experience and professional experience of mental ill health.


Through the provision of a safe and creative group environment, we aim to help people to:

• Improve their knowledge of mental health

• Build their confidence

• Realise their potential

• Participate in community life.

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The work of Mindspace’s Young People’s Team focuses on self-management and empowerment being all about honouring individuals as experts in their own wellbeing. Through bespoke group work the team supports you to:

• Understand positive mental health and wellbeing

• Manage your mental health and support your friends / family

• Build resilience

• Know when and how to get more specialised help


Peer support - Mindspace Peer Support Hub provides side-by-side support to people living with, or experiencing, mental health difficulties. Our community one-to-one based service is delivered through a blend of one-to-one peer support and/or group activities with an emphasis on supporting and promoting hope, confidence, life skills, connections, independence and relationships. At the same time, developing and sustaining meaningful, productive and enriched lives within the community. 


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Project Forte

Project Forte is a Changing Lives programme developed in France and delivered for the first time in the UK by a partnership involving Scottish Fencing, local councils and Rape and Sexual Abuse Centres in Scotland.  The programme is aimed generally at community and hard to reach groups, but in particular, it that been found to have a strong therapeutic benefit for survivors of violence and trauma.

The French Fencing Federation (FFE) has for a number of years worked with practitioners to create an extraordinary and unique therapeutic environment using fencing sport workshops as part of the healing process following physical trauma, including sexual violence.

Kate Daykin, National Programme Director for Project Forte, says “In this project the coaches work hand-in-glove with our local partners to run short programmes featuring fencing-themed practice which inspire and motivate survivors to reconnect their physical and mental beings and to learn and develop skills and attributes such as self-control, self-confidence and self-belief as they work with others to rebuild lives impacted by violence or surgery.”

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Vitality Me

As a Community Interest Company, our mission is to provide reliable & inexpensive fitness & wellbeing services to the community to help as many people as possible improve their physical & mental wellbeing.

Vitalityme is all about living a happy, healthy and active life while doing the things that you love! We believe in taking a balanced approach to looking after your mind & body to help you transform your life.

Anyone can change their lives with the right support and guidance so take the first steps today.

We offer a blended approach through Fitness, Yoga, Pilates, Mindfulness, Coaching and Creativity.


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PKAVS Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub provides support and opportunities to people recovering from mental health and wellbeing issues.

We encourage personal recovery through a range of activities including: creative wellbeing (crafts, music, drama and creative writing), joinery, gardening, exercise, catering and healthy living workshops. Our clients build skills and confidence through making art and woodwork, growing produce and gaining work-experience in our café. We have a dedicated multi-disciplinary team of activity engagement workers and recovery/transition staff who work across our two locations, Wisecraft in Blairgowrie and the Walled Garden in Perth.

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Linda's Ladies


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Support in Mind Scotland

Thw purpose of Support in Mind Scotland is to make sure that no one has to face mental ill health alone and to improve the quality of life for anyone affected by poor mental health or illness including family members friends and supporters.

They improve quality of life by working with people to:


  • Have more opportunities in life

  • Build confidence and social skills

  • Be more connected to their families and communities

  • Have more stable lifestyles by providing help with practical issues 

  • Be more physically well – exercise, diet, healthy eating.


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Plus Perth

PLUS is a social movement which has been active in Perth & Kinross for about 20 years now.  Our vision is for a world of wellbeing where people experiencing emotional distress are fairly treated with compassion, understanding and respect and can follow their hopes and dreams wherever they may lead.
We are known for our local work related to recovering community spirit,  and for our significant contribution to anti stigma work and innovative arts projects such as New Leaves, New Links, where every person is valued. h


One of our main purposes is as a voice for people with lived experience to influence much better statutory mental health services.

PLUS members are people who have experienced emotional distress, many having spent many years in psychiatric institutions, their families and friends.

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Workplace Chaplaincy Scotland- Perth

Work Place Chaplaincy provides pastoral & spiritual support to people where they are – in the setting of their daily work and individual lives. Although rooted in the Christian Faith, Chaplains work with people of all faiths and none with a particular focus on listening.

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