• Scotland’s suicide prevention strategy and action plan

    17th January 2023 by

    creating hope together:Scotland’s Suicide Prevention Strategy 2022-2032

    Scotland’s new suicide prevention strategy and action plan were published in 2022. We asked Dominic & Oliver from the Suicide Prevention Policy & Delivery Team to blog about how they developed these, and in particular how they engaged with a wide and varied range of people and organisations. Scotland’s new suicide prevention strategy and action...

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  • Human Rights Lived Experience Board

    9th December 2022 by

    We invited Mhairi Snowdon, Director of Human Rights Consortium Scotland, to blog about the Scottish Government “Human Rights Lived Experience Board”. Mhairi and her colleagues at the Consortium co-facilitated the Board.

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  • National Conversation on Dementia Strategy 

    11th November 2022 by

    Scotland’s new dementia strategy is currently being developed. I recently caught up with Aidan and Sandhra from the Dementia Policy Unit within Scottish Government. We discussed how they are involving lived experience and other experts in the development of this new strategy, and how you can get involved too!  

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  • Paths for All – dementia friendly health walks

    9th June 2022 by

    Paths for All, who are part funded by Scottish Government, involved people with dementia in the planning and design of their dementia friendly walking programme. We invited Carl Greenwood, Senior Development Officer at Paths for All to share the positive impact this has had. At Paths for All, we support a network of over 670...

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  • Creating open, democratic spaces, where people can engage with each other on an equal basis

    24th May 2022 by

    An ‘open space’ event is a democratic way for people to host a discussion around a topic that they are interested in. Sometimes this is called an ‘Unconference’, as it’s the people who attend who create the agenda and who host the different sessions.  Recently, we hosted an open space event around how we engage with young people.

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  • Power and inclusion in participation

    18th May 2022 by

    Illustration of diverse people with speech bubbles overhead

    Participation experts Kelly McBride, David Reilly and Órlaith McAree share their experiences of putting inclusion in participation into practice and reflect on power dynamics and the value of lived experience in decision-making.

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  • Care Opinion

    7th April 2022 by

    An independent, web-based mechanism, funded by the Scottish Government, through which the people of Scotland can give anonymous, real-time feedback about healthcare services.

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  • Co-designing Scotland’s young people’s forest

    21st March 2022 by

    Young people's forest members standing outdoors in a group

    To celebrate International Day of Forests, we asked Young Scot and YouthLink Scotland to tell us more about the landmark Young People's Forest project and how they have been progressing this work with young people.

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  • Taking forward UNCRC implementation in Scotland

    16th March 2022 by

    Scottish Government's Empowered Children and Young People’s Team take us through the steps that have been taken towards implementation of the UNCRC with children and young people on the one year anniversary of the passing of the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill by Scottish Parliament.

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  • Managing Scotland’s forests: public and community input

    3rd March 2022 by

    6 people and a dog walking up a hill, one following the other

    Across all of our work at Forestry Land Scotland, input from the public and communities is encouraged and is very important to us. 

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