Scottish Government tackle funding for food during school holidays

More children and young people are set to benefit from nutritious meals and a place to play and socialise when schools are closed for the holidays this year. Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell has announced £340,000 for six charities that offer children breakfast, healthy snacks and a hot lunch, as well as a range of games and activities during the school holidays. The funding means that this Easter, and throughout the rest of the school holidays this year, more than 46,500 children will be supported with food and activities. This is…

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Scottish Government and See Me Launch Youth campaign to end stigma and discrimination

Young people are being encouraged to join the biggest conversation Scotland has ever had on mental health stigma and discrimination. As part of the Year of Young People 2018, the Scottish Government and See Me, the national programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination, are working alongside young people to create a new campaign for eight to 26 year olds. Young people are being surveyed to share their views on the mental health issues they face, including if they are able to talk about their feelings and if they…

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Scottish Government launch new CPR Video Campaign

People can now learn how to do CPR to the tune of the Proclaimer’s hit ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’. The online film, funded by the Scottish Government and featuring Carole Smillie, has been created with the Save a Life for Scotland (SALFS) partnership. CPR can more than double the chances of survival following a cardiac arrest. The film is part of Scotland’s Strategy for Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest – a five-year plan to equip 500,000 people with CPR skills and save an additional 1,000 lives by 2020. Speaking…

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Scotland Launches New Iniative to Tackle domestic abuse

A ground-breaking initiative to combat domestic abuse is to be expanded around the country to help maximise victims’ safety and hold offenders to account for their violence. £2.8 million will be available for local authorities to apply for support to roll out the Caledonian System within their area to enable more perpetrators to address their behaviour The Caledonian System is a specialist court-mandated programme working with male perpetrators, which also aims to improve the lives of women and children affected. The announcement was made by Justice Secretary Michael Matheson while…

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Scottish Government Relaunch Their Eat Better Feel Better Campaign

Sports stars have helped relaunch the Scottish Government’s Eat Better Feel Better campaign – telling primary school children about their favourite snacks and the benefits of healthy eating. Eat Better Feel Better provides parents with tips to make healthy choices easier for their children and to show how quick, easy and cost-effective it can be to swap snacks that are higher in sugar and salt with more balanced options. Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell was joined by former footballer John Hughes, Scotland Rugby 7s captain Scott Riddell and founder of…

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