Second Year of Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund: £15 million is confirmed

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A further £15 million has been awarded for the second year of the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund to support mental health and wellbeing in communities across Scotland, the Scottish Government confirmed on Saturday (7/5). The funding was launched in October 2021, and it has helped nearly 2,000 community projects to deliver activities and programmes in its first year in Scotland.

Social Enterprise Network is Officially Launched

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We are delighted to announce that the South Lanarkshire Social Enterprise Network (SLSEN) has officially launched.

The SLSEN is a membership network of South Lanarkshire social enterprise leaders who believe that social enterprise can transform the economic, environmental, social, and cultural life of South Lanarkshire. By supporting, promoting and developing social enterprise, we aim to create an environment in South Lanarkshire in which social enterprise are able to flourish.

Be Distance Aware

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A new initiative has launched in Scotland to encourage people to respect the space of others when they’re out and about. The Distance Aware scheme offers everyone who would feel more comfortable when they have more room, the chance to wear an easily recognisable symbol to show others they need space and care.

The polite prompt is designed to support those who are worried about being in public places, for whatever reason, and help them feel more confident when going about their daily life.