PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL WELLBEING IN THE WESTERN ISLES
NHS Western Isles has announced its commitment to give, effective psychological and social wellbeing help, to people living in the Western Isles. Services will offer support for anxiety, depression, long term health worries, loneliness or sleep difficulties.
NHS Western Isles, supported by the mPower team will be connecting and supporting people to use digital access to online services, which are helping many people across Scotland already.
Most of the services are based on the principle that difficulties, can be helped by considering how thoughts, feelings and behaviours are interlinked and can be gradually changed
Further information on Western Isles mPower team can be found online from Western Isles Mpower Health
Read more: Isles FM News in association with Hebrides News - Tuesday 16th June 2020
FERRY ELIGIBILITY FOR TRAVEL
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, has confirmed that Island Authorities, are involved in discussions, regarding any proposed amendments to travel restrictions, on ferries to and from the Islands.
The Comhairle is seeking clarification on eligibility for travel, as restrictions are gradually eased, with a preference for island residents and essential travellers, being the priority in the initial stages.
A Comhairle spokesperson said: “First and foremost in our considerations will be the safety of our communities. At some point, the Islands will have to open up to recreational and other visitors for the sake of our economy, but that will have to be done gradually and carefully. We will continue to have discussions with Scottish Government and all interested parties”.
Read more: Isles FM News in association with Hebrides News - Monday 15th June 2020