ECHF is a leading voice in driving the health inequality agenda in Edinburgh.

We provide leaders of local community health organisations with the opportunity to connect, learn together and to share best practice and resources. We fundamentally believe that we are stronger together.

what our members are up to today

Our friends @smmashpan are looking for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men from Scotland, Wales, N Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to take part in an online survey looking at mental health and wider health.

For more info: http://ow.ly/m00X50Afk5h

Do you want to talk about how you're feeling or chat about practical issues that are causing you worry, anxiety or loneliness? Our #Wellbeing Line is open until the end of July. Call for free 0808 801 0614. Open 2pm-6pm, Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays 11am-3pm Saturdays and Sundays

Wk 3 Discover! Prog - 110 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น themed โ€˜Food Activity Boxesโ€™ for families, including equipment, recipes & ingredients to make flatbread pizza ๐Ÿ• , oat & raisin cookies ๐Ÿช & ๐Ÿ‹ ๐ŸŒ‹ experiment. FB live #oralhealth session too. ๐Ÿฆท
@scotgov #WellbeingFund @CDO_Scotland #EdinComFood ๐Ÿ“

While lockdown has eased, the impacts of the pandemic on single parent families and their ability to make ends meet for their children are still very much ongoing.

We need your help to continue to support families with essential costs.

Please donate: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/opfs-appeal

Stopping traffic with our Oxgangs Fitness Roadshow today, outside Best Bib n Tucker. Question is, could we persuade them to join in? ๐Ÿ˜Š Wonderful to have people of all ages taking part, including people dancing in their living rooms
#buildingcommunity #teamwork #doorstepdancing

Thank you to @EdinComFood for their food parcels. One of the recipients had a busy weekend making the yummy recipes. "The meals were so tasty and beautiful. Thank you and to everyone else for their help".

A simple solution to a tricky conversation
The Headway Brain Injury Identity Card is designed to help police officers and staff more easily identify brain injury survivors and ensure that they receive an appropriate response and support.
#community #BrainInjuryIdentityCard

Our new hub for advice for single parent living has a section on 'understanding and coping with your emotions.

We have tips and links which might help with:

๐Ÿคฏ Anxiety and stress

๐Ÿ˜ฐ Low mood, anger or grief

โ˜‘๏ธ And coping strategies

Take a look: http://mylifeandme.opfs.org.uk

Looking for simple & tasty meal ideas? Check out the Easy Recipes Cookbook, put together by PCHP's wonderful food team! Download it free from our website: https://pchp.org.uk/2020/07/01/easy-recipes-cookbook/

You're a beautiful soul, Jackie. Thank you for gracing us with your kindness, love, your poems & your smile. We are forever in your debt for opening our new community hub! Sending hugs & thanks. @SpaceBroomhouse @FamiliesSpace @TheBeaconClub #gobeyond

Twitter feed video.You're a beautiful soul, Jackie. Thank you for gracing us with your kindness, love, your poems & your smile. We are forever in your debt for opening our new community hub! Sending hugs & thanks. @SpaceBroomhouse @FamiliesSpace @TheBeaconClub #gobeyond
Jackie Kay@JackieKayPoet

Hereโ€™s another Sunday Poem for you, for anyone who has lost anyone. โ€˜Darlingโ€™ for my dear friend #JuliaDarling #bereavement #makar2makar #grief #poetry #poem

Ingredients are ready to make #brownies at the Living Well Lunch Club today at 12pm. Join us on zoom in half an hour: https://zoom.us/j/96321331836 #MondayMotivation #HealthyFood #HealthyLiving

Lesley is a great example of how Support Practitioners constantly go the extra mile for those they work with. ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ‘

Read more about his story here and how he has been helping people in his community. โฌ‡๏ธ

Lesley goes above and beyond

Lesley is a great example of how Support Practitioners constantly go the extra mile for those they work with.

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๐Ÿ‘ Thanks to Saimah for sharing a new post to our Wellbeing Tips page.โ €โ €โ €
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๐Ÿ’ก We're asking single parents to share their tips to help other parents cope.โ €โ €โ €
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๐Ÿ’œ And we've gathered a few already which we hope might be helpful.โ €โ €โ €
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https://opfs.org.uk/support-and-advice/health-and-wellbeing/wellbeing-tips/

Open extra hours on Thursdays/Sundays (1-6pm) for all ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ #LGBTQ+ folks in ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ Scotland to help you see through those difficult and isolating times. ๐Ÿ“ž 0300 123 2523 ๐Ÿ“ง helpline@lgbthealth.org.uk ๐Ÿ’ฌ livechat at http://www.lgbthealth.org.uk #lgbtscotland #lgbthelpline

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