Soul Soup launch new COSCA Counselling Training in Dumfries

Dumfries based mental health charity, Soul Soup, is delighted to introduce a new specialist Training Academy in Dumfries and Galloway.  This ground-breaking launch brings the very first COSCA counselling training facility to the region. 

Mapping participation requests one year on

Participation requests are a new way for community groups and organisations to have their voices heard in the planning and delivery of services. The right to make a participation request to a public body was introduced as part of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act, and came into effect on the 1st April 2017.

Volunteering Workshop

Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care are holding two volunteering workshops on Friday 1st June. The first will take place in Stranraer Library between 10 am and 12 noon with the second happening at The Hut, Newton Stewart between 2 pm and 4 pm. 

Help shape SAMH’s response to sanctions inquiry

Share your views to help inform response to the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee's sanctions inquiry. SAMH (the Scottish Association for Mental Health) is running an online survey to learn about how benefit sanctions affect people with mental health problems.

Mapping participation requests

The Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) are looking for community groups and organisations to tell them about their experience of participation requests. Participation requests are a new way for community groups and organisations to have their voices heard in the planning and delivery of services. The right to make a participation request to a public body was introduced as part of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act, and came into effect on the 1st April 2017.

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