The Culture and Wellbeing Community Network Scotland group is a joint venture between the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC), Fun Palaces Scotland, Science Ceilidh and the National Lotteries Community Fund.
It is a peer and community network which brings creative groups, libraries, grassroots groups and individuals together. Every week it hosts conversations which are focused on supporting communities and includes peer-led sharing and training as well as accessible resources.
Anyone can join the group and take part - posting questions and discussing the weekly topics.
Members of the group can access previous video posts and topics on the group Facebook page using tabs. However, group members can also access previous discussions by clicking on the links below.
You can join the Culture & Wellbeing Community Network Scotland group through Facebook. If you do not have a Facebook account, or would prefer not to use your personal account, Fun Palaces Scotland Ambassador Lewis Hou can help create an account solely for the programme. You can email Lewis for more information on how to join.
If you are already a member of the group, you can also offer feedback on what you think of the topics and discussions by filling in the feedback and mailing list form. There is also an opportunity to suggest future areas of discussion.
Click on the individual topics below for more information and links.
Singing for our mental health
Liesbeth Tip from the University of Edinburgh Harmony Choir and Sophie Boyd from Singing for Breathing, based at the University of Glasgow, lead a discussion on how singing and choirs support mental health for Mental Health Awareness Week. The video features a live warm-up and song.
Involving Young People to plan and run activities.
How can libraries and other cultural organisations support communities on and offline right now?