Organisations involved in Festival
As well as Trauma Healing Together, 17 other fantastic organisations are involved in the festival, with each of them either delivering a connection cafe or workshop as part of it. Continue reading to find out more about what they do.
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.
All Strong Scotland
As a social enterprise, our main aim and interest is to provide and promote mindful fitness, strength, relaxation and peer support for mental health benefits.
REGULAR QUALITY EXERCISE
Regular quality exercise can significantly improve lives, regardless of an individual’s starting point or background, and we believe that there is a programme or activity with suitable, achievable goals for all.
MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING
We provide and promote physical activity, mindful relaxation, peer exchange and support as powerful tools of self-management for mental health and overall wellbeing.
Our core programmes provide and promote physical activity, mindful relaxation and peer exchange and support as powerful tools for the recovery, self-management and early intervention/prevention of common mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, chronic stress and low mood. This blended approach to health and mental wellbeing is delivered in our inviting setting and welcoming atmosphere.
Find out more at: www.scotlandallstrong.com
Change Mental Health
The purpose of Change Mental Health 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.
For more info go to: www.supportinmindscotland.org.uk
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.
Ethinic Minority Association
Perth Minorities Association (PMA) is a voluntary community group established at the beginning of 2022 due to the support and work the community group provided during lockdown. The majority of the service users supported are ethnic minorities and/or have vulnerable characteristics living in Perth.
PMA’s main agenda is that everyone has equal opportunities to be supported, provided, and ensured that social and economic welfare can be attained as we are an organisation that upholds the Equality Act 2010. Evidence shows a major increase in demand for mental wellbeing support in our communities.
For more info go call: 01738 567076
Perth Autism Support
Perth Autism Support was founded in November 2011 to support gaps identified in the support of autistic children and young people up to the age of 18 and their families in Perth & Kinross.
We currently support on average 240 young people every week through our social opportunities and many more children, young people and parents/carers through our one to one support, family and education support and training and have 1,200+ families registered for our services across Perth & Kinross.
The need for services quickly became apparent and ten years later the organisation has grown substantially, supporting children, young people and families across Perth & Kinross and in Dundee City from 2021.
The growth of our services have been in direct response to what children and families tell us – the support they want at a time that is right for them.
The organisation is a multi award winning service, with a staff team of 30+ and 5 areas of service:
Transitions Services – including Employability and Enterprise
Family and Education Services
For more info go to: www.perthautismsupport.org.uk
Live Active Sport For Change Network
In partnership with sportscotland and the Gannochy Trust, Live Active Sport launched a new Sport for Change Network for Perth City in 2022.
The aim of the network is to address inequalities that prevent local people accessing quality sport and physical activity opportunities. We work with 9 partner clubs who are working to develop projects that focus specifically on the theme of improving mental wellbeing through sport.
The Sport for Change Network clubs are Perthshire Rugby, Jeanfield Swifts Football Club, Perth Phoenix Allstars Cheerleading, Adventure Circus, Fair City Juniors Football Club, Perth Parrots Floorball Club, Glenearn Badminton Club, Perth Strathtay Harriers and Perth Pickleball Club.
For more info go to: www.liveactive.co.uk/Sports-Development/sport-for-change
MoveAhead is a support service which enables people with mental health support needs to access opportunities and services in the community. It aims to help people regain self-esteem and enhance individual skills and encourages people to realise their full potential.
The service provides one to one support to people who wish to participate in a variety of community based activities and mainstream opportunities.
The service works with other organisations to develop opportunities and activities which may lead to specific qualifications. The groups are open to all members of the local community with emphasis on improving mental and physical wellbeing.
For more info call: 01738 413075
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.
For more info about the organisation go to: www.slo20.com
Scarf is a charity/social enterprise delivering a range of services to householders, communities, and businesses.
For over 35 years we have been offering free and impartial energy saving advice to help people lower their fuel bills and carbon emissions.
Over the phone, online or face-to-face we can offer information about grants and funding, energy efficiency improvements for the home, fuel debt and billing, and much more.
We work in close partnership with local and national government and other third sector organisations to help reach those in need of our services.
For more info go to: www.scarf.org.uk
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.
Young People’s Recovery College -
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.
For more info go to: www.mindspacepk.com
We are a group for ladies with differening mental health issues and we provide a space where ladies can come together and share experiences and support each other
Starting Step is a charity working at HMP Castle Huntly and HMP Perth training students in Horticulture and Hospitality. Our mission is to improve the life chances of those who suffer from social disadvantage and give them the tools to be the best they can be; to use innovation to inspire individuals to achieve their potential.
Our Vision is for a future where custody is the last resort and not the default. We believe that no one should be sentenced to imprisonment for their own needs and rehabilitation. This view is neither ideological nor controversial but is human and compassionate.
Endometriosis UK Dundee Support Group
My hope in setting up the Dundee support group is that it provides a safe and supportive environment for those with suspected or diagnosed Endo to share their experiences with the condition. The group has been up and running since March 2019 and I'm open to suggestions of what topics people might want to discuss. I enjoy seeing new and familiar faces at meetings and hope that others find it to be of benefit to them through their journey.
For more info go to: www.endometriosis-uk.org/support-group/49759
Nest is Blairgowrie’s creative community hub, committed to improving wellbeing and reducing loneliness through crafts, all while keeping perfectly good, reusable material out of landfill.
As a not for profit Social Enterprise, all profit goes towards funding our craft activities. We sell donated materials in our Reuse Remnants shop, are Frenchic chalk paint stockists, and showcase local makers in our Gift Shop, but this is only part of what we do.
Our heart lies in community. Through our Wellbeing Workshops, weekly Crafty Café, groups and various craft events, we hope to build a creative, relaxing hub where folk can drop in to learn new skills, socialise and leave in a better mood than when they walked in the door.
Please do pop in for a cuppie and a blether round our community craft table. Our doors are open to all ages and abilities; we think everyone should experience just how relaxing crafts can be!
For more info go to: https://www.nestcreativespaces.co.uk
We offer English lessons for non-native speakers from 9am - 7pm, either 121 or in small groups of not more than six students.
We believe that the people who need to learn the language the most are those who can least afford it. So all our lessons are free
We are a friendly and relaxed team who will teach you the English that you need to communicate with people in this country.