As part of Self Management Week (29th September to 3rd October), the ALLIANCE hosted the Self Management Awards at the Garden Lobby at Scottish Parliament on 2 October. One of the key aims of Self Management Week 2014 is to improve understanding of how volunteering can be used as a tool for self management - provoking increased skills, self-esteem and well-being.
IRISS is delighted to have been a part of the Social Assets in Action project, which was awarded the Alliance's Self Management Partnership Award of the Year alongside project partners East Dunbartonshire Council, East Dunbartonshire CHP, East Dunbartonshire Association for Mental Health (EDAMH), The Richmond Fellowship and lots of local people.
Although there are loads of people who have been involved, we would like to extend particular thanks and recognition to those individuals who have previously, and continue to work locally to make things happen. These include: Fran McBride, Lynsay Haglington, Julie Leonard, Debra Reid, David Law, David Scarry, Carole Anderson, Pam Thompson, Peter Cameron and Catherine Exposito.