HEALTH & WELLBEING
Highland and Strathtay Action Partnership: The Stronger Communities Team
Aberfeldy and surrounding areas, Grandtully, Strathtay, Kinloch Rannoch, Kenmore & Glenlyon areas
Contact point: Audra Webster, Healthy Communities firstname.lastname@example.org 07896280852
PKC contact: CatherineGordon@pkc.gov.uk 07795368453
CURRENT ADVISORY DOCUMENTS
The following message has been circulated on behalf of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
6th March 2021
Next week we are launching a new MAKE THE CALL radio campaign.
We are calling on carers, family, friends and neighbours to get in touch with us if they know someone who is over 50 and smokes and also either lives alone, has mobility issues or uses medical oxygen - they may be at risk of fire.
Call 0800 0731 999 to book a free Home Fire Safety Visit or text "FIRE" to 80800.
Make the Call, you could help save a life.
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 email@example.com For more information visit
Our mailing address is:
PKAVS Third Sector and Volunteering Hubs
The Gateway, North Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PP United Kingdom
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.
Colin Melville: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.