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What does mental wellbeing mean to you?

10.03.21 By Beth-Louise Sturdee

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Our second webinar exploring what mental wellbeing means for communities and researchers.

On Thursday 4 March we ran our second webinar exploring what mental wellbeing means for communities and researchers.

This webinar initially provided an update on The Ideas Fund process including clarifying how researchers can get involved and the support available. It then focused on what's eligible around mental wellbeing from the Fund's perspective followed by two discussions on wider perspectives on mental wellbeing and why we must centre marginalised communities in these partnerships.

Speakers include The Ideas Fund team, Roisin McLaughlin and Lewis Hou as Development Coordinators along with our guests Joanne Smithson (What Works Centre for Wellbeing), Dr Sarah-Anne Munoz (UHI Division for Rural Health and Wellbeing), Lisa Archibald (Family Voices Forum), John Beaton (Inclusion Scotland) and Dr Ima Jackson (Glasgow Caledonian University, School of Health and Life Sciences).

To provide additional support we have created a reflection sheet of the key content from this webinar plus a Q&A document based on some of the questions and answers that were raised .

We will be running one further National workshop:

  • 'What does your ideal partnership look like? Building community-researcher partnerships' on Thursday 18 March 2021 at 14:00.

The National workshop will be recorded. We will be sharing the recordings once it is available which will also include live captions and BSL interpretations.

We are also running additional local sessions so you can get to know your local Development Coordinator and start to think through your idea:

  • Highlands & Islands on Thursday 11 March, 10am
  • NW Northern Ireland on Thursday 11 March, 2pm
  • Hull on Friday 12 March, 10am
  • Oldham on Friday 12 March, 2pm