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What's new at Healthy n Happy

Monday 19th February 2018

Food Drive 17th & 18th March

Cambuslang and Rutherglen Food Bank are looking for volunteers to help with their food drive at Morrison's in Cambuslang on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th March from 9.00am until 7.00pm. If you can help email Kathleen, ktduncan13@aol.co.uk

Friday 9th February 2018

Change Your Perspective

We are running creative events to help change your perspective of the environment through photography. They meet every Thursday at 10am at shelter next to the bike track in Cuningar Loop Park on Downiebrae Road. Bring a camera and phone and dress for the weather.

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Start the New Year with Flo

Want to get help healthier and happier for 2018?  Register now by phoning 0141 641 5236 to receive health tips every four days.

 

Monday 15th January 2018

Please sponsor oor Liz

Click the link to sponsor our Central Support Senior Team Leader Elizabeth Holmes who is running the London Marathon for Healthy n Happy on the 22nd of April 2018 http://ow.ly/6vwG30gTw5b

Wednesday 10th January 2018

New walking group

Looking to kick start your 2018 and be healthy and happy? Well there is a new walking group in town starting on Thursday 8th February. The group will meet weekly at 7pm at the Aspire building, 16 Farmeloan Road, Rutherglen.

For more information or to book a place contact Rosie at abilityfitnessrutherglen2gmail.com

Monday 8th January 2018

Volunteer Recruitment Fayre

Join us for our Volunteer Recuitment Fayre on Saturday 27th January between 11am and 3pm at Unit 5 Thompson Court, Rutherglen. Find out  what you can get involved in including CamGlen Radio, Handy Folk Hub and much more. 

Wednesday 6th December 2017

CamGlen Digital Hub Moved to No.16

Tuesday 5th December 2017

Healthy n Happy now collecting for Foodbank

 

Thursday 28th September 2017

Annual Report Now Available

Our Annual Report for 2016/17 is now available. Please take a moment to read over what has been a fantastic year full of success. Click here.

Tuesday 26th September 2017

Watch New HnH Video

For our AGM 2017 we wanted to showcase the organisations success and give thanks to all the individuals who helped make it happen in their own ways. Click here to watch.

Tuesday 30th May 2017

GSK fourth award in a year

Award winning Charity in South Lanarkshire

Representatives from Healthy n Happy were in London last week to collect the prestigious GSK Impact UK Award. The local charity was 1 of 10 winners on the night who were selected out of 400 organisations from all over the UK.

This was the awards 20th anniversary that recognises excellence in charities improving health and wellbeing in their communities. Healthy n Happy were given the award for providing opportunities such as volunteering, one-to-one support, health and wellbeing activities and initiatives like CamGlen Radio and Bike Town for local people to actively improve their lives.

As part of the award the charity received a much needed boost of £30 000 in funding, as well as expert support and development from The King’s Fund. Healthy n Happy will also also be invited to join the GSK IMPACT Awards Network, a national network of more than 70 award-winning health and wellbeing charities working together to develop their leaders, find new ways of working, and support others.

Brendan Rooney, Executive Director of Healthy n Happy said, “We are thrilled to win this award which is actually the fourth award we have won in a year. To have the impact of our work on improving people’s health and wellbeing recognised in this way is a testimony to the hard work of our staff and volunteers.”

The Kings Fund has also produced a video detailing the work of Healthy n Happy which is available to view: https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/audio-video/2017-gsk-impact-awards-healthy-n-happy-community-development-trust

Wednesday 24th May 2017

GSK video

Representatives from Healthy n Happy were in London last week to collect the prestigious GSK Impact UK Award. The local charity was 1 of 10 winners on the night who were selected out of 400 organisations from all over the UK. The ceremony was held on Thursday 18th May at the London Science Museum.

This was the awards 20th anniversary that recognises excellence in charities improving health and wellbeing in their communities. Healthy n Happy were given the award for providing opportunities such as volunteering, one-to-one support, health and wellbeing activities and initiatives like CamGlen Radio and Bike Town for local people to actively improve their lives.

As part of the award the charity will receive a £30 000 in funding as part of its prize, as well as expert support and development from The King’s Fund. This means Healthy n Happy will have access to training and leadership development tailored to its needs and also be invited to join the GSK IMPACT Awards Network, a national network of more than 70 award-winning health and wellbeing charities working together to develop their leaders, find new ways of working, and support others. 

A video was produced by The Kings Fund to detail the work of Healthy n Happy which you can watch here

Thursday 11th May 2017

GSK Win as Motion in Scottish Parliament

Healthy n Happys recent GSK Impact Award win was recently raised as a motion in Scottish Parliament by Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey. Read the full motion here.

Tuesday 18th April 2017

How Community Development Happens

Healthy n Happy were recently featured in a new paper by Community Development Alliance Scotland (CDAS) titled 'How Community Development Happens' as a case study.  The case study talks about our various work streams as well the some of the programs within them such as 'Our Place' that works as models for how the social model of health can be applied successfully. Read the paper in its entirety here.

Friday 14th April 2017

Big Things for Number 18

Healthy n Happy are delighted to announce our achievement in being awarded The Big Lottery Fund's 'Investing in Communities: Growing Community Assets.' 

Thursday 13th April 2017

Volunteering opportunity available

Do you have some spare time?  Are you looking for a new project? About to retire with not enough to do?  Want to expand your friends network?  The Rail 74 Community Rail Partnership are looking to recruit some more volunteers from the communities along the line from Rutherglen  to Hamilton Central, including Cambuslang, Newton, Blantyre and Hamilton West.
 
We want to help the communities linked by the railway, working with local organisations to generate potential local  benefits  through community-led projects, by means of the Community Rail partnership. We need community-minded people who wish to get involved as   Everyone has a skill that they can use; community activists,  maintenance, gardening, admin, art skills, the list is endless.  
 
For more general information the link to the Scotrail is: http://www.transport.gov.scot/rail/rail-information/community-rail-partnerships

Tuesday 7th February 2017

Lanarkshire Business Awards

Healthy n Happy are delighted to be listed as one of the finalists for this years Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards in the 'Community Impact Award'. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on Friday 3rd March. 

Saturday 13th February 2016

Seniors Together Booklet

Seniors Together have created this handy booklet for older men living in South Lanarkshire to inform them of the range of actvities available for them. Great to see Healthy n Happy included in this really useful resource.

Thursday 25th September 2014

Scottish Mental Health First Aid Course Dates

Certificated training courses delivered locally for local people.

Current Ongoing Events

The events below are ongoing. Click the links for more details

Information Station

We dont have any info stalls at the moment, new venues to be announced soon in the meantime you can tune in to their show on CamGlen Radio 107.9FM Tuesdays 1pm- 2pm.

The Parent Cafés

Wednesdays 11:30am until 1:30pm and The Follow On Group Fridays 10am until 12 noon both at Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre. Thursdays 13:30pm until 3pm at Burnhill Sports Centre. A chance for parents and carers of babies and toddlers to have a cuppa and share information and support.

Camglen Broadcasts

You can listen to previous broadcasts on Mixcloud or visit www.camglenradio.org for future broadcasts and details. Alternatively tune in to 107.9FM

Open Doors

Information about and appointments for our stress management service are available by phoning the Transforming Lives team on 0141 641 5236

Choices

Choices workshops – a pick ‘n’ mix of topics relating to managing stress. Try one or try them all!  Call 0141 641 5236 for info.

Handy Folk Group

A group for local people from across Cambuslang and Rutherglen where you can learn or share a range of different skills. Criteria apply for more information call the Transforming Lives team on 0141-646-0123 or email volunteering@healthynhappy.org.uk

R&C Citizens Advice Bureau

The R & C Citizens Advice Bureau  helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems, appointments are not neccessary. For more information call 0141-646-3191

 

Bike Town Social Rides

These social rides are a fantastic way to get out the house, stay active and meet new people all the while enjoying the beautiful outdoors, watching the world go by. The group meets every Wendesday at 10.15am, anyone who lives within the G72 & G73 area who doesn't have a bike are also welcome to borrow one of our stock. Bike Town is located at Unit 5 Thomson Court, Rutherglen, G73 2RR.