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Upcoming Truacanta Events

Truacanta Workshops

The Truacanta Project is delighted to announce three fortnightly workshops for anyone looking to build on or interested in finding out more about compassionate communities work and work around death, dying and bereavement in Scotland.

These interactive workshops will bring together like-minded people to hear from speakers, share their own successes and challenges, and create personal actions to take away.

More information on each workshop, and registration links, are below. More details will be confirmed as we go, so watch this space!

 

Bringing Death, Dying and Bereavement Work Online

Thursday 29 October, 10.30am - 12.00pm

In the past six months, we have all had to adapt to a virtual world, and are now facing the reality that this may be the way we work for some time yet. But how do we bring sensitive work around death, dying, loss and care into an online space? What have we learned and how are we moving forward?

We will hear from Michelle Donoghue, Peer Recovery Development Worker with Dundee Voluntary Action, about her experience of bringing peer recovery work online, and how that's informing the work of the Dundee Truacanta project Say Something Dundee; and from Morag MacLean from Macmillan Cancer Support, who coordinates a national Digital Storytelling project – a joint venture between Macmillan and Scottish Book Trust. The project was originally intended to be done on a face to face basis, but when restrictions came into place in March, they were faced with the challenge of creating suitable space online.

Small group discussions will provide the opportunity to share challenges and successes, and a larger group plenary session will allow for Q&A, and action setting.

Register here:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtd-msrD8sHdLr-hSlZzVA4cUEiDOcECC2

 

A Community Development Approach

Thursday 12 November, 10.30am - 12.00pm

Why take a community development approach? What are the benefits and challenges of doing so? What have we learned over the last few month?

We’ll hear from Carly Attridge, founder of The Loss Project who previously worked on the Compassionate Neighbours programme at St Joseph's Hospice in London, about her learnings around community development; and Emma Oram, from the Truacanta Perthshire community, about how taking a community development approach to compassionate community activity led to their successful Selfie Wings project.

Small group discussions will provide the opportunity to share challenges and successes, and a larger group plenary session will allow for Q&A, and action setting.

Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ode2orT4rHtA5zw5LtIiiJmnWtpkn1L2h

 

Creating Inclusive and Accessible Spaces

Thursday 26 November, 10.30am - 12.00pm

What do we mean when we talk about inclusivity and accessibility? Why is it important? What are the barriers different people face, and how can we work towards removing them?

We’ll hear from Tina Yu, from Sense Scotland and board member of the Scottish Minority Ethnic Women’s Network, about using inclusive communication and approaches to engage with different marginalised groups which includes people with communication support needs and BAME communities.

Small group discussions will provide the opportunity to share challenges and successes, and a larger group plenary session will allow for Q&A, and action setting.

Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpceCqpjMiG9AQczKPillNNbF_gy8Z-5K9

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