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International Women’s Day – a get together

by laura

Link Up Women’s Support Centre invite women to join us for a cuppa, cake and a chat this Thursday afternoon in the Drawing Room from 1-2.30.  There will be an opportunity to try out a bit of dancing too with Dance Ihayami – Scotland’s Indian Dance Company.  Click on the link to our poster below for more details.

IWD 2018 poster

Christmas closing times at Link Up

by laura

Link Up will be closed for the festive period from Friday 22 December and will be open again on Monday 8 January 2018.

We wish you peace and rest over the next couple of weeks and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

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For support during this time:

Edinburgh Crisis Centre – Free phone 0808 801 0414/Text on 07974429075

(The Crisis Centre is open 24 hours a day 365 days of the year and provides community based, emotional and practical support at times of crisis)

Samaritans – FREEPHONE 116 123 (Support around the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year)

Social Work – The ESWS operates Mon-Thurs 4.45pm-8.45am and Fri 3.45pm-8.45am.

During public holidays, the service is open 24 hrs Freephone: 0800 731 6969

Link Up AGM and Memory Book Launch

by laura

Link Up Women’s Support Centre invites you to our AGM (2-3pm)

followed by a reception and afternoon tea for the launch of our

Memory Book and Film (3-4.30)

on Thursday 26 October 2017.

 

The book and film celebrate 25 years of Link Up as a charity, over 30 years of women supporting women

and the history of the buildings that Link Up has developed in.

AGM 2017 invitation

 

Rosa Fund – Yoga, Meditation and Reiki coming soon!

by laura

We have also been granted funding to offer 8 week courses in Reiki, Meditation and Yoga over the coming year.  These will be free to Link Up members and a brilliant opportunity to learn some skills in self-practice for us to use at difficult times.

We will have more detailed information on dates, times soon.

Memory Book Project

by laura

We are delighted to have received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘Stories, Stones and Bones’ funding stream to produce a short film, Memory Book and archive documenting the heritage of the buildings we have inhabited, of the community we are and of how the two are related.  The project is about where we were, where we are and where we are going.

We are currently recruiting a Development Worker to lead the project during June – September. The post involves working 30 days (to be agreed in advance) during June, July, August and September.  For a full Job Description and Application form or for further information, please e:mail info@link-upsupport.co.uk or call 0131 661 9292.

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Feel Good Fridays starts this Friday

by laura

We are excited that Feel Good Fridays sessions start this week.  Our FREE 8 week course offers women and their children (aged 1-5) a chance to develop new skills to enjoy together at home and to start off the weekend feeling positive through:

  • Yoga – fun ways to stretch together
  • Meditation – mindfulness matters
  • PEEP – play through crafts
  • Bookbug – discovering the joy in books

And as if that wasn’t enough – you get a FREE yoga mat too.  Give us a call on 661 9292 to find out more. 

 

Coming in the New Year: FEEL GOOD FRIDAYS

by laura
Coming in the New Year: FEEL GOOD FRIDAYS
Meditation session in the crèche

Link Up Women’s Support Centre is delighted to announce the launch of Feel Good Fridays in the New Year.  Feel Good Fridays are a fun way for mothers and children (aged 1-5) to develop relaxation skills and bond with each other.  The sessions will take place on 8 Friday mornings from January – March and aim to build confidence in practice through repetition over 4 sessions of each of the following: yoga, meditation, PEEP and Bookbug.

Please feel free to download the Feel Good Friday poster and to contact us with any enquiries or to make a referral.

Link Up AGM and Exhibition – a beautiful evening!

by laura

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What a fabulous evening we had during and after our AGM on 14 October.  We heard the story of the quilt, a song about friendship, a Choral Quilt by our Writing Group and a story of hope – all created and performed by members of our Link Up Community.

The Exhibition is still up – come along and have a look, read some wonderful poetry and take away a copy of our Annual Report 2016 to read Lorna’s Story about our quilt and her mental health journey.

Link Up AGM and Exhibition 2016

by laura

AGM, 5-6pm

At our AGM this year we will be considering a proposal to convert LUWSC’s status to a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO). This decision requires a majority decision by Link Up members who are encouraged to attend.

‘A Stitch in Time’, Exhibition 6-8pm

Culmination of a series of craft workshops by the Link Up Women’s Support community in collaboration with one of our members, Lorna Fogden. It is part of the wider Scottish Mental Health Art and Film Festival and will be on show all week.

There will also be performances and poems from amongst our membership as well as a buffet and refreshments.