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Making Mental Health Child’s Play

A Dundee nursery business is putting the mental health of both children and staff at the top of the agenda.

Balgillo Nurseries, who run four nurseries in the city, have introduced a number of wellbeing initiatives.

Staff are teaching children how to be mindful, as well as actively working on resilience, conflict management, openness and a growth mindset. On a physical level, the nursery is introducing regular yoga sessions and laps of the nursery garden, both of which are reaping rewards when it comes to the children’s focus and behaviour.

Similarly, breakfast boxes have been introduced in staff areas, alongside a ‘Balgillo spa box’ filled with personal care items for staff to refresh themselves throughout the day. Meanwhile, weekly ‘Fit Fridays’ encourage staff to dress down in sports clothing for comfort. There are also plans to enlist the support of a local personal trainer to support regular exercise events as a team.

Meanwhile, at the Turnberry Avenue and Torridon Road nurseries, local lettering art project Outdoors Type has created stunning murals on the outside of the buildings.Continue Reading

“It’s Happening!” – 1K Ticket Milestone for Dundee Hogmanay Party

The first 1,000 tickets for Dundee’s New Year city centre celebrations have been snapped up.

“It’s Happening!” Dundee Hogmanay 2019 will see two days of music and family entertainment, with one of Britain’s best-loved bands Squeeze, Eddi Reader and Dundee’s very own Kyle Falconer, the Hogmanay headliner.

With any profits split between three Dundee charities, the celebrations will be kicked off by national treasures Squeeze, who have enjoyed a string of hits including Up The Junction, Tempted and Cool For Cats.

They will kickstart the party on the evening of Monday 30 December before a full, family-focused day of free entertainment and music on Hogmanay.

The evening will kick off with rock pipe band Gleadhraich, followed by Sinderins, Eddi Reader and Kyle Falconer, who will bring in the bells with a piper. Tay FM DJs will play for the last half hour bringing the event to a close at 12.45am.

Kyle Falconer and Jill Gibson

 

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Leading Fife Business Advisor Joins EQ’s Ranks

An experienced Fife business advisor, who has supported the local business community for over 30 years, has been appointed Consultant with leading Scottish tax and business advisory specialists, EQ Accountants LLP.

Bryan Johnston, former Relationship Director with Royal Bank of Scotland, will strengthen EQ’s presence in Fife, working alongside Partners and staff within EQ’s Glenrothes office.

Bryan Johnston with Fife EQ Partners: L-R – Ross Oliphant, Steven Todd, Bryan Johnston & Mark Gibson

 

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Drumming Up Support for Scotland’s First ‘Hope Hub’

A Dundee charity is drumming up support for Scotland’s first ‘Hope Hub’, to be launched on World Mental Health Day (Thursday 10 October 2019).

Front Lounge is holding a free, celebratory event in the city’s Blend Coffee Lounge, marking the culmination of a six-week mental health project.

The charity is now actively fundraising to kickstart Hope Hubs across the country, as well as a Hope Forum which will bring together a group of young people to help shape and inform future policy on mental health services throughout Tayside.

Leigh Addis and Michael Elliott from Foolish Optimism, discussing Thursday’s World Mental Health Day celebrations in Blend Coffee Lounge, Dundee.

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Empowerment – From the Bottom Up!

Coca-Cola 5by20 Dundee Case Study

Ask any entrepreneur how they got to where they are today and they’ll tell you how it all began, the journey and the obstacles.

For Deborah (Debz) Breen of Dundee, poor mental and physical health, coupled with a spell of homelessness, did not dissuade her from pursuing her business goal – making colourful and ethical underwear for all genders and sizes.

As a child, a self-confessed ‘tomboy’ and ‘wild child’, Debz was extremely creative, at her happiest tinkering away with her Dad, an upholsterer, and her very own tool box.

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