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Resources Round-Up December 2014

Resources "Round-Up" - DEC 2014

Black's Writing Dictionary

Margaret (thank you!) from Volunteer Glasgow recommends this publication. See to order

Free video about digital marketing for small charities

Digital marketing for small charities - where do I start? (Video) is produced by Charity Digital News and gives an overview of the main digital tools available for small charities.

Funding Scotland website offers free funding search

This new site offers a free search facility for funding opportunities. Read more

Over The Fence
Are you (or your learners!) looking for some information about how to get help for yourself, or for someone else who is struggling a bit at home, or needs advice to help them get on with their life? Then this website is for you:

Mental Health Agreements: Helping students tackle stigma and discrimination
In a series of specially commissioned series of articles looking at further education, mental health and recovery, NUS Scotland's Laura Caven introduces an initiative designed to help students tackle the stigma and discrimination attached to mental ill health and improve mental wellbeing

Promoting student physical and mental health
In her second feature, Laura Caven looks at how Scottish education institutions are encouraged to promote good mental and physical health through a joint award scheme run with Scottish Student Sport

Promoting and supporting student mental health recovery
In the last of her three-part series specially written for SRN, Laura Caven takes a look at the range of projects and initiatives undertaken by NUS Scotland and partners to help promote and support good student mental health, wellbeing and recovery

JSA Sanctions

The Scottish Government published a paper on JSA Sanctions in Scotland recently. Here is the link: The paper covers what sanctions are, recent trends in Scotland, and how sanctions affect different groups in society. The main points are: The number of sanctions being issued has increased in recent years/Young people receive a disproportionate share of sanctions/Lone parents are receiving more sanctions.

Child Poverty Action Group - Student Benefits

CPAG have updated five of their factsheets on different aspects of benefits for students in Scotland. You can download these below:

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