Perth and Kinross Wellbeing Fair 2015

Mental Health & Wellbeing Campaigning began in Perth and Kinross in October 2005 when people who had experience of mental illness recognised a need for awareness raising. They wanted others to know about serious issues and facts, such as the effect of stigma and that recovery from mental illness was possible. They also wanted to spread the word about the essential role of knowledge and self-help in maintaining mental wellbeing for all of us. From that time local campaigns were organised yearly on the back of Scottish Mental Health Week and World Mental Health Day on 10th October.

This year’s campaign ‘Perth & Kinross Wellbeing Fair’ is being organised via the Perth & Kinross Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy – it is marvellous to see such solid and interesting partnerships getting the importance of mental health and wellbeing out there.

The Wellbeing Fair provides an opportunity for all of us to feel better by taking part in any of the events and activities whilst celebrating the people, knowledge and wealth of assets clearly abundant in our communities. We would be delighted to see you there.

Read on for the full event programme.

 


PERTH & KINROSS MENTAL HEALTH FILM FESTIVAL

Hosted by PLUS Perth, Perthshire Film Society, P&K Libraries and Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy.

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WILD       TUES 6 OCT     7-9

STRATHEARN CAMPUS COMMUNITY LIBRARY, CRIEFF

Cheryl Strayed (Reece Witherspoon) makes a rash decision.  Haunted by memories of her mother and her self-destructive past, she sets out to hike the Pacific Crest Trail alone and with no experience.  Can she turn her life around?

Following the film there will be a discussion to compare the book to the film.

Free/ Booking Essential.  Information. 01764 657705

 

 

STILL ALICE       TUE 13 OCT   2–4.30

THE SOUTAR THEATRE, AK BELL LIBRARY, PERTH

101m, 12A

Julianne Moore gives an Oscar winning performance as Dr Alice Howland, a renowned linguistics professor at Columbia University who is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. When words begin to escape her and she starts getting lost on her daily jogs, Alice is forced to confront this devastating reality.

Free / Booking: 01738 626242

 

 

VINCENT AND THE DOCTOR     WED 14 OCT   2-4

THE SOUTAR THEATRE, AK BELL LIBRARY, PERTH

In this 1hr Dr Who episode Vincent Van Gogh is portrayed as a talentless drunk, disparaged by the locals whose illness frightens the other villagers. The Doctor and Amy try to soothe and comfort Van Gogh treating him with compassion and as a human being with a great mind and brilliant talent. They take Van Gogh to the future so that he could see the major impact his work has had and so he could see that his work is loved and valued, and ultimately that his life mattered.

Free / Booking: 01738 626242

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LARS AND THE REAL GIRL             THU 15 OCT    2–4.30

THE SOUTAR THEATRE, AK BELL LIBRARY, PERTH

106m, 12A

In this critically-acclaimed comedy, friends and family from a small Wisconsin town support the sweet but extremely shy Lars through his mental distress. When he develops a relationship with a life-size, anatomically-correct plastic woman, the community accept her as one of their own, giving Lars an opportunity to interact more with other people.

Free / Booking: 01738 626242

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THE ROAD WITHIN    FRI 16 OCT     6–9

THE BIRKS CINEMA, ABERFELDY

100m

Inspired by her own history of disordered eating, Gren Wells was compelled to write and direct this witty and quirky comedy dealing with different forms of mental ill-health. A man with Tourette’s syndrome brings his OCD roommate and an anorexic woman on a road trip to scatter his later mother’s ashes in the ocean.

“It’s one of those rare, rare movies that deals with challenging personality disorders with both wit and wisdom

Free/to book tickets for the film: Phone: 01887 822845 On-line: www.birkscinema.co.uk

 

 

IDA’S DIARY     TUE 20 OCT         2–4.30

THE SOUTAR THEATRE, AK BELL LIBRARY, PERTH

63m        This Film graphically shows the results of self- harm

Ida is a young Norwegian woman, struggling with a very difficult life caused by a personality disorder. Based on Ida’s own video diary from the last eight years, the film is about hope and courage, finding your own identity and daring to live.

Free / Booking: 01738 626242

 

 

SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER… AND SPRING      THU 22 OCT 2–4.30

THE SOUTAR THEATRE, AK BELL LIBRARY, PERTH

103m, 15

In this serene Korean drama, a young Buddhist apprentice is being mentored by an aging monk at a secluded monastery when a girl arrives seeking assistance with her health. The shattering consequences of this meeting spark a film of growth, transformation and recovery, set against stunning scenery.

Free / Booking: 01738 626242

 

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SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK     SUN 25 OCT     6–9

THE BIRKS CINEMA, ABERFELDY  

123m, 15

After a stint in a mental health institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. This star-studded film is a light-hearted but sensitive take on bipolar disorder and recovery. Starring Robert de Niro and Bradley Cooper

Free/to book tickets: Phone: 01887 822845 On-line: www.birkscinema.co.uk

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Please note post film discussions will take place following most screenings with a wide range of mental health resources to take away. Visit www.mentalwealthperthshire.org.uk for more details on organisations who will be in attendance to offer advice and leaflets on specific issues that the films raise.

 


A JOURNEY TO SOMEWHERE       THU 1 – SAT 10 OCT   AK BELL LIBRARY, PERTH

A digital installation on two screens in AK Bell Library, created in collaboration with patients in Murray Royal Hospital and their carers.

 

LAUNCH DAY    MON 5 OCT 10.30AM-4.30PM     DEWARS CENTRE, PERTH

For info contact: 07766991570

 

ART PSYCHOTHERAPY (PRACTITIONER-BASED) TASTER SESSION     MON 5 OCT   9-11       THE BOARDROOM, DEWARS CENTRE, PERTH

For info contact: bethandcody@hotmail.com

 

HAND THERAPY SESSION     MON 5 OCT 2.30-3.30     THE BOARDROOM, DEWARS CENTRE, PERTH

For info contact: Laura Kelly laura.positivechoices@gmail.com / 01738 440099

 

ANTI STIGMA FOOTBALL MATCH      MON 5 OCT  2.30     MCDIARMID PARK ASTROTURF 

Saints Mental Wellbeing football squad play their annual fixture with the St. Johnstone youth players to promote the ‘see me’ and ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ campaigns.

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MUSIC AND MOOD POWWOW      WED 7 OCT   10.30-12.30   MINDSPACE, 6 MILNE STREET, PERTH

Join local musician Michael Rattray in an interactive, creative and fun workshop focussing on how music influences mood and wellbeing. The aim of the workshop is to allow everyone to engage with music and understand how this contributes to your mood.  You will learn about music and its history, how music and chords influence positive and negative moods, explore music and different genres, and have a chance to play the guitar.

For info contact: Willie Wright : 07919 881 294 / william.wright@penumbra.org.uk

 

SMART RECOVERY TASTER SESSION      WED 7 OCT 2-3.30       C.A.T.H DAY CENTRE, LADESIDE, PERTH

For info contact: 07885971298 / 01738 458128

 

‘FITLOCHRY’ CARING FOR CARERS / LIVE ACTIVE ‘STRIDE FOR LIFE’ WALKS      WED 7 OCT 10.45AM-11.30 AM AND 1PM-1.30PM       THE ATHOLL CENTRE, ATHOLL ROAD, PITLOCHRY 

Live Active Stride for Life who aim to support health and wellbeing through health walks in the area providing two taster health walks from The Atholl Centre to encourage people to join in and promote the benefit of short regular exercise. For info contact: 01738 473718 / 07896280852

 

‘FITLOCHRY’ CARING FOR CARERS / HAND THERAPY WORKSHOP     WED 7 OCT 10AM – 10.45AM AND 2.15PM – 3.00PM     THE ATHOLL CENTRE, ATHOLL ROAD, PITLOCHRY 

Positive Choices who run Peer Support Groups, in the area would like to encourage people to take some time for themselves and learn some relaxation techniques when taking part in a hand therapy workshop. For info contact: 01738 473718 / 07896280852

 

‘FITLOCHRY’ CARING FOR CARERS / SHORT REGULAR EXERCISE WORKSHOP        WED 7 OCT 10AM-10.45AM AND 1.30PM-2.15PM      THE ATHOLL CENTRE, ATHOLL ROAD, PITLOCHRY

Live Active local fitness instructor who aim to support health and wellbeing through Chair Based Exercise activities are providing sessions to encourage people to join in and promote the benefit of short regular exercise. For info contact: 01738 473718 / 07896280852

 

ART AND WELLBEING POWWOW      THU 8 OCT 9-12     SANDEMAN ROOM, AK BELL LIBRARY

Giraffe Trading and Disadvantage to Advantage (D.A.T.A) join mental health charity Penumbra for a two hour Art and Wellbeing POWWOW (Penumbra Workshop on Wellbeing) An Art exhibition will be facilitated by Giraffe Trading.  The aim of the POWWOW is to inform attendees about art, its history, different art forms, and how these link to mental health and wellbeing.

 

SMART RECOVERY FAMILIES AND FRIENDS TASTER SESSION      THU 8 OCT 2-3.30    CATH DAY CENTRE, LADESIDE, PERTH

Are you struggling to cope with a friend’s addiction or a loved-one’s addiction? You could benefit from a SMART Family & Friends meeting. It can help you to focus on your own wellbeing during stressful situations and difficult times. Contact Pauline McIntosh pauline.mcintosh@cairscotland.org.uk

 

STRATHMORE WELLBEING EVENT      THU 8 OCT 11AM – 3PM        ALYTH TOWN HALL

A number of different activities will be available throughout the day. Wisecraft and the Wellbeing Support Team are offering free soup and a roll, teas and coffees.
For info contact: 01738473443 / jackie.doe@nhs.net

 

A DIFFERENT ROUTE         THU 8 OCT    1.15–3.15     THE SOUTAR THEATRE, AK BELL LIBRARY

Focusing on individual and family issues surrounding recovery and wellbeing, this short dramatic presentation follows a woman’s journey through experiences with the criminal justice system, substance use, mental health problems and a struggle to change her life.

Free / No booking required

Information: 07766 991 570

 

A WALK FOR WELLBEING      FRI 9 OCT

A gentle guided walk around the most scenic parts of Perth city in celebration of Wellbeing and recovery.
For info contact: 07766991570
PINT-SIZED THEATRE COMPANY BREEZE PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS “SEEING AUNTIE”    FRI 9 OCT
11 AM-1PM       KINROSS HIGH SCHOOL, LOCH LEVEN COMMUNITY CAMPUS, KINROSS (NO BOOKING REQUIRED)

A dramatic presentation about Dementia and the importance of physical activity. Keeping physically active can actually prevent the onset of Dementia or stabilize the condition for longer and this presentation follows one family and their experience of living with dementia and provides lots of tips on keeping active in a way that improves health and wellbeing. ‘Seeing Auntie’ explores some serious issues . There is plenty of fun and inspiring stuff too so come along and meet ‘Auntie’ Irene ‘ and the family. There will be a chance to ask questions and have a discussion following the presentation.
For info contact: 07896280843

 

THE LAST YANKEE   FRI 9 AND SAT 10 OCT  (FRI  8–9.30PM, SAT 2.30–4PM AND 7.30–9PM)

Rapture Theatre presents one of Arthur Miller’s last great plays.

Perth Studio Theatre, 185 High Street.

£11 / £9 / £5 Booking: 01738 621031 horsecross.co.uk

 

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MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION TASTER SESSION    FRI 9 & 16 OCT    12.30-1.15

THE CONFERENCE ROOM, ST MARTIN’S HOUSE, NORTH KING EDWARD STREET, PERTH.

Therapist Radley Geekie will introduce you to how Mindfulness consciously brings awareness to your here-and-now experience with openness, interest, and receptiveness. It   can help us respond to life’s pressures in a calmer manner that benefits our heart, head, and body. Practicing mindfulness allows us to be fully present in our life and work, and improve our quality of life.

Free/Contact: 01738 472527 / 0778 974 1438

 

MOVING MINDS

A fascinating exhibition created by MECOPP and Gypsies/Travellers. In an open, honest, and often humorous way, Gypsy/Traveller contributors have shared their memories, artefacts, poetry and photographs, reflecting on the impact prejudice can have upon mental health and wellbeing. Free

9 –16 Oct   Bells Sport Centre                                         16 – 30 Oct   Loch Leven Community Campus

23 Oct – Nov 4   Strathearn Community Campus         22 –  29 Oct  Breadalbane Community Campus

Information: 07943 727 920 louise@mecopp.org.uk

 

PUTTING GREEN OPEN DAY    FRI 9 OCT 11AM – 3PM    ABERFELDY COMMUNITY PUTTING GREEN, TAYBRIDGE ROAD, ABERFELDY

Open event to celebrate the first full season of the community run putting green promoting awareness of mental health and wellbeing through outdoor activities and volunteering. The Putting green will be providing free putting sessions all day. The event is followed by a celebration event for supporters and volunteers.

 

‘HEROES OR RAJ HANTLE?’      SAT 10 OCT 11- 2       NORTH INCH COMMUNITY CAMPUS PERTH

A WW1 Centenary exhibition which commemorates the contribution, service and sacrifice made by members of the Gypsy/Traveller community and explores the local impact of shell shock and combat stress then and now. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Free / No booking required Information: 07943 727 920

 

SUNDAY SING ALONG       SUN 11 OCT 3–4.30       BIRKS CINEMA, ABERFELDY (DONATIONS WELCOME)

Regular Sing Along at the piano for Senior Citizens with Afternoon Tea.

 

CELEBRATE AGE WELLBEING EVENT    WED 14 OCT 10-2.30    LOCH LEVEN COMMUNITY CAMPUS KINROSS

Featuring a performance by Breeze Productions (a pint-sized theatre company), Interesting stalls and activities, safety advice, Welfare Rights and Social Care Support information, Local community group activity, volunteering opportunities, keep well health advice & support, exercise activities, and much much more!

 

 

‘LIVE ACTIVE’ MOT HEALTH ROADSHOW      

WED 14 OCT 10-4      BELLS SPORTS CENTRE, PERTH

MON 19 OCT 10-4      CHURCH DAY CENTRE, KINROSS  

FRI 23 OCT 10-4         BLAIRGOWRIE HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY CAMPUS

TUE 27 OCT 10-4        STRATHEARN COMMUNITY CAMPUS, CRIEFF

THU 29 OCT 10-4       BREADALBANE COMMUNITY CAMPUS, ABERFELDY

  • Wellbeing Promotion
  • A health walk
  • Take a health MOT
  • Taster options: sit to stand, balance and strength, social aerobics, social circuits classes
  • Wellbeing locality information
  • Free voucher to try a wellbeing class.

For info contact: Colin Melville 01738 454628

 

 

TURNTABLE  16 & 26  Oct

Turntable is a free pop-up installation inviting participants to browse a selection of LPs, select and play a record of their choice and engage in a one-to-one conversation with a Turntable host.

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space

between the notes and curl my back to loneliness

Maya Angelou

Rattray Community Connect      Fri 16 Oct 12.30-3  Information: 01738 626242

The Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy       Mon 26 Oct 11-2       Information: 01887 822845

 

WORDS FOR WELLBEING      FRI 30 OCT 10-12       AK BELL LIBRARY, PERTH

Join writer Jayne Wilding for a workshop exploring the therapeutic benefits of words. Jayne is a freelance writer and researcher and has been running writing workshops, particularly in areas relating to health and wellbeing, since 1998. She runs writing groups for the Maggie’s Centres in Fife and Dundee and for Lapidus, Scotland. Jayne lives and writes in the East Neuk of Fife.
Free/ Booking Essential 01738 444949 library@pkc.gov.uk

 

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EQUINE-ASSISTED THERAPY AND LEARNING, TASTER SESSIONS (ADVANCE BOOKING)
“WHISPERING HORSES HUMAN HORSE LEARNING”

We look to provide opportunities for vulnerable individuals to develop self-awareness, self-esteem, confidence, communication and team working skills through working closely with and learning from rescued horses.
Pett Farm, Muthil PH5 2BY
For info contact: 07956 030842 / whisperinghorses001@gmail.com

 

Click here to visit Perth and Kinross Council’s Wellbeing Fair page