The Autumn Edition of the About Advocacy Magazine is now online!

10 September 2015

In this edition of the About Advocacy Magazine you can read about Scotland’s first National Action Plan for Human Rights which has a vision of a Scotland where everyone can live with human dignity. One contribution to this is by supporting political engagement. Disabled people

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SIAA SDS team wants your stories.

9 May 2014

As part of SIAA’s Self-directed Support project, we are gathering stories from advocacy workers across Scotland. We are hoping to hear from advocates who have supported people through the Self-directed Support journey. If you, or someone in your organisation has been advocating for someone throughout their SDS journey, we would love to hear from you.

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Skydiving for Beginners

Jo McFarlane’s book launch takes place

28 April 2014

The launch of Jo McFarlane’s book, SkyDiving for Beginners: a journey of recovery and hope, took place on Wednesday 16th April, in the Rivers Suite at Craiglockhart. The event was a great success, with wonderful speeches by Dr Richard Holloway, Dr Allan Beveridge, Shaben Begum MBE and of course Jo herself, who read some moving and funny extracts from her book. Described by Simon Bradstreet (Director of the Scottish Recovery Network) as the “poet laureate of recovery”, Jo is a well-known speaker at seminars and conferences, performing her work to packed audiences, offering hope, inspiration and an insight into living well with mental ill health. Anyone interested in purchasing a copy of the book (£7), please contact SIAA.

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