Fife Contemporary is an independent visual art & craft organisation based in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland and delivers a programme through partnerships and several locations or outlets in Fife and also online through their digital service. Fife Contemporary made a public statement on their stance to reject racism, support the Black Lives Matter movement … Continue reading Fife Contemporary celebrates being the first Arts organisation to gain the Bronze Equality Pathfinder Award!
Today is our final episode of Let's Keep Chatting podcast with Sarah Keeble from S.H.I.E.L.D. We first met Sarah back on Diversity Week last year and that they are now 1 years old. The interview was done on 'National Day of Reflection', so we discussed how the group has grown over the year and their expectations for the future.
Welcome to Let’s Keep Chatting S2E5 with David McGrath from Fife Voluntary Action. David is here to discuss Fife Voluntary Action’s new project ‘Your Story. Your Community’. The sense-making project aims to get all communities in Fife to tell their story on how services are working in the communities and how they can make them … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S2E5 – Fife Voluntary Action
Let’s Keep Chatting S2E4; this time we are chatting with Morag Colman, Manager of Families First -St Andrews. Families First work with children and young people aged 5-16 years old with additional support needs in rural areas. We discuss how they have been trying to keep the children connected to their friends and not feel isolated … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S2E4 – Families First, St Andrews
Today’s podcast is with Stacy Hislop, support worker from Muirhead Outreach Project. We had some internet glitches on this podcast but we still manage to chat about their core mission of keeping families together through encouraging positive relationships. Through their early intervention approach, the project wants to give all families a fair and equal chance to … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S2E3 – Muirhead Outreach Project
A Veteran's Best Friend (AVBF) – a newly established armed forces veteran’s charity based in Fife that aims to help veterans with mental health conditions, in Scotland. This will be done by providing mental health assistance dogs and providing a drop-in-centre for the local veterans to make use of 5 days a week. This is … Continue reading A Veteran’s Best Friend – a new charity for ex-armed forces in Fife
Welcome back to Season 2 of Let’s Keep Chatting Episode 1 kicks off with ENABLE Scotland. The organisation was created by parents whose children had learning disabilities. The charity has been around for the last 67 years supporting people with learning disabilities and help them use the skills that they have to be able to … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S2E1 – ENABLE Scotland
In Let’s Keep Chatting Episode 6 we are talking with Caryn Nicolson CEO of Frontline Fife, a charity that wants to end homelessness in Fife. Their philosophy is that “homelessness is everyone’s responsibility and that lives can be transformed for independent and sustainable living by challenging social stigma and by creating opportunities for homeless people … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S1E5 – Fronline Fife
In Let's Keep Chatting Episode 5, we are with IncludeMe!, a community voice organisation that started in late 2008 being a voice for vulnerable adults. Listen in as we chat with Helen Glass, Senior Development Worker from the team and discuss how their work has changed during Covid19. Learn about Citizen Advocacy and the help … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S1E5 – IncludeMe
In Let's Keep Chatting Episode 4, we are with Saje Scotland, a community voice organisation based in Fife. Saje Scotland was established in 2011 and helps women dealing with domestic abuse in every corner of the country. Her-story Rewritten - 1 Year Anniversary today Listen in as we chat with Janet Henderson, one of the … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S1E4 – Saje Scotland
In Let's Keep Chatting Episode 3, we are with Pink Saltire, a community organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people of all age groups, in every corner of the country, established in 2014 and with roots in Fife. Listen in as we chat with Stuart Duffy the founder about how their work has changed during Covid19 and the research conducted to understand the experiences of the LGBT community in Fife and across Scotland as part of their Rainbow Responders programme. The report ‘Community Matters’ will be published shortly. Pink Saltire can be contacted via email at email@example.com, on the website at https://pinksaltire.com/ and don’t forget to check out their Youtube Channel
For Let's Keep Chatting Episode 2, Collydean Community Centre, a community anchor organisation which is also now a Covid Crisis Centre adapting to the changing situation by continuing to “leave a light on” for the people of Collydean and North Glenrothes. They offer practical help and deliver on digital platforms and can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Listen to this podcast and find out about how Community Champions are helping to connect their local communities.
For our first Let's Keep Chatting episode we are with EATS Rosyth, a community hub that has been around for the last 3-4 years helping their local community through reducing food waste and providing locally grown food. They are not only known for providing food but also run a community garden where they have a variety of produce growing … Continue reading Let’s Keep Chatting S1E1 – EATS Rosyth
This year the world has been affected by a virus, COVID-19, and each country has tackled it in their own way. In Fife, volunteer groups have emerged to help local communities deal with the impact of the pandemic where they felt that there was a need for more support in their area. People have stepped … Continue reading S.H.I.E.L.D – a community group that has grown during lockdown in Fife
We all like to listen to stories, versions of the same story, or different types of stories, but what’s important is that the narrative of a story has a powerful effect on us as people. We also like to tell stories, especially about things that happened to us. In fact, this is how we communicate on a daily basis, when we catch up with friends and family, we exchange stories. And the narrative of an event becomes even more important when we experience a negative incident. In narrating that incident, we allow others to empathize with us, but the narration also allows us to better process the facts and the emotional implications.