If you are an unpaid carer living in Perth and Kinross, you may be eligible to apply for a grant of up to £300 to enable you to take a break of your own choosing. You decide when, where, with who and what you want to do. For any queries or to request the full guidance and application form please contact The Carers Centre on 01738 567076 or email carershortbreaks@pkavs.org.uk For more information visit

Become A Health Walk Volunteer
If you, or someone you know would be interested in becoming a Health Walk Volunteer for our Dementia Friendly Walks, please contact Colin Melville, our Wellbeing Manager.  The next training session is 29th March 2019, and the closing date for applications is Friday 15th March 2019.  Once you have completed the basic Health Walk Training, you can do an additional half day course to lead Dementia Friendly Walks.
Colin Melville: camelville@liveactive.co.uk

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Suicide Prevention Strategy Report

The views of over 100 people who have been directly affected by suicide was presented to the Minister for Mental Health, Maureen Watt MSP, as part of the development of the Scottish Government’s new Suicide Prevention Action Plan.
Since late last year, NHS Health Scotland, the Health and Social Care Academy (a programme of the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland) and Samaritans Scotland, supported by the Scottish Government, hosted a series of events across Scotland to hear directly from people who have been affected by suicide on what could be done differently.
The report’s findings highlight that the care and support people receive is vital, however it is often lacking. It makes recommendations for where improvements could be made, from training for professionals to recognise suicide risk to ensuring timely, compassionate support is available for those in crisis. It also calls for government to engage with people affected by suicide on an ongoing basis.Please click here to access the report.





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