Mental Health

Tigers Group takes on Kilt Walk

What our team will be walking

This year a number of team have decided to join the Kilt Walk in Edinburgh later this year, taking on the Mighty Stride, a total of 24 miles. We have a 30 strong team made up of members of tigers, Lullaby Lane Nursery and Paradigm Landscapes teams. In preparation for Septembers walk we have planned several training days to build up our endurance before we tackle the Kilt Walk which is expected to take 6-8 hours to complete.

Epilepsy Scotland

Our team will be walking in memory of our friend and colleague, Richard Loughran, who passed away suddenly in 2020. As a team we unanimously chose to walk in support of Epilepsy Scotland.

“In Scotland 55,000 people are affected by epilepsy. Children and older people are most at risk of developing this common serious neurological condition but anyone can develop epilepsy at any time, and eight people a day in Scotland do.

We want to make sure the needs of people with epilepsy are met. This is why we campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma.”

“As a team we decided to give something back to the charity who supports those who and the families of Epilepsy sufferers in memory of our friend and colleague Richard, a beautiful soul who left us to early, as he always said “no problem””

 

Aisling Bent, Health and Wellbeing Coordinator

If you would like to support us to support this wonderful organisation, please go to our JustGiving page we are team tigers all donations greatly appreciated and welcomed. Thank you for your support!


Partnering with West College Scotland on mental health

Offering two new mental health training programmes

Here at tigers we’re passionate about Relationship Led Practice and supporting our team’s whole wellbeing is integral to us as a business. We know we thrive in secure, positive relationships and to do this we need to care for our mental health and ensure our workplace practises reflect its importance.

We are so excited to have a new opportunity to extend what we practise in our business to young people via our training! We’ll be working alongside West College Scotland to deliver Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) training in two key areas related to mental health.

Mental Health Awareness Training

We’ll share a course aimed at increasing young people’s understanding of how our mental health can impact our working environment and everyday lives. Young people will have the opportunity to learn more about trigger points and coping mechanisms. We’ll support them through a planned programme, encouraging independent learning, questions, problem-solving and team work.

“We know we thrive in secure, positive relationships and to do this we need to care for our mental health and ensure our workplace practises reflect its importance.”

Mental Health First Aid Training

This qualification will give young people the skills to recognise a wide range of mental health conditions and find out more about the support and therapy available from professional healthcare providers. While diagnosing and treating mental health conditions can only be carried out by healthcare professionals, we’ll give people the knowledge to spot when someone may have a condition and to know where they can go for help and support.

What we’ll cover

  • Learning how to start a supportive conversation with someone experiencing mental health difficulties, and how and when to signpost to seek appropriate professional help.
  • Understanding the impact of substance abuse on our mental health.
  • Recognising stress and discovering how we can manage our stress levels.
  • Understanding the first aid action plan for mental health and knowing how to put it in place.
  • Learning how to implement a positive mental health culture in the workplace.

We can’t wait to begin working with West College Scotland, sharing mental health training, raising awareness through education and increasing skills in such an important area.