Features

It's Co-production Week 2017

Co-production tool
As part of celebrating Co-production Week 2017, Josie Vallely (Project Manger at Iriss) reflects on the potential of co-production to distribute power.

Mindreel - films on mental health

Mindreel

The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017 kicks off this week until 29 October. 

What better time to plug Mindreel, a valuable learning resource that provides access to over 100 films that address a range of mental health issues.

The films featured on Mindreel were selected in conjunction with the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. Most are films that were submitted to the Festival, and many are award winners. Iriss was a partner in the development of the resource.

Travellers, human rights and social work's role

Shamus McPhee
Back in March, representatives from across and beyond Scotland’s social work community came together to look at their roles in advancing the case of the country’s oldest and longest-neglected ethnic minority.

Keeping it Real

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The Keeping It Real conference at Stirling University on 26 April 2017 celebrated Service User and Carer Involvement in Professional Education and the difference it makes.

This was about showcasing good practice, sharing ideas and future ambitions, and discussing key challenges. A Storify of the event is available.

Celebrating Canada 150

Canada 150
Canda 150

July 1 marks Canada Day and this year the country is celebrating its 150 anniversary; which means a big party, parade, fireworks and lots of other festive activities.

The value of a social services podcast

Iriss.fm

BBC radio, iPlayer and topic-specific podcasts such as Woman’s Hour allow people access to a variety of interesting audio content, which can be listened to at a time and place that suits them. The increasing use of mobile devices also means that people can easily access and download audio content when on the move - travelling to and from meetings, driving the car, or when enjoying leisure pursuits such as walks and runs.