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Trustees’ Week 2017

These conferences aim to celebrate the work that trustees are doing across the country. We’ll have inspirational speakers, and informative workshops; but most importantly you’ll have the opportunity to talk with other trustees, hear their stories and experience peer-to-peer learning and support.

Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (cCBT) – Beating the Blues

“cCBT : Beating The Blues” programme went live on Friday 28th April 2017. The online therapy programme has been available in other Boards in Scotland since 2007 and is now being rolled out across the whole country as part of the wider TEC (Technology Enabled Care) framework. It will be hosted within the Psychology Department, NHS D&G.

What is the programme?

It is an online therapy package consisting of 8 sessions of CBT that patients are referred to by their GPs. The patient enrols online and follows video clips of ‘clients’ (actors) experiences as they complete exercises and learn CBT techniques.

Patients can run the programme at home via their PC or laptop. They can also access it on computers in community locations.

Who is the programme for?


Culture and Business Fund Scotland

Maximum Available: £40,000

The Culture and Business Fund Scotland (CBFS) is funded by the Scottish Government through Creative Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland and is managed by Arts & Business Scotland.

South of Scotland Gap Funding Loan Scheme

Maximum Available: £50,000

The South of Scotland Loan Scheme provides gap funding for SME business-growth projects that offer economic benefits for the South of Scotland.

The provision of this gap funding demands that applicants must demonstrate they have exhausted conventional sources of funding.

Business Loans Scotland

Maximum Available: £100,000
Closing Date: 30/07/2017 - 10:45

Loan finance of up to £100,000 is available to new and growing, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) across Scotland.  Business Loans Scotland is a consortium of Scotland’s 32 local authorities, incorporated as a company limited by guarantee in March 2015. The initiative is supported by the Scottish Government with funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

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