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Spring Public Holidays

The office will be closed on the following days for the Spring Holidays: Friday 26th May Monday 29th May We will be open as usual other than the days listed.

Mental Health Awareness Week & Action For Brain Injury Awareness Week 2017

This year, May 8-14 is both Mental Health Awareness Week and Action For Brain Injury Week. This year, the Mental Health Foundation wants to look at the idea of what good mental health is, and what both individuals and the government can do to help people with mental health issues thrive. You can find out more at the Mental Health Foundation’s website: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week The theme of this year’s Action For Brain Injury Week is “A New Me”. Headway, the brain injury association, will be exploring misconceptions about Brain Injury by sharing the stories of brain injury survivors, cares and families. You can found out more at Headway’s website: https://www.headway.org.uk/get-involved/campaigns/a-new-me/

Dystonia Awareness Week 2017

April 29th – May 27th is Dystonia Awareness Week 2017. Dystonia is a condition where the brain sends signals to parts of the body that can cause muscles to spasm, and can have serious effects on the lives of those with the condition. To find out more about Dystonia, visit The Dystonia Society’s website at http://www.dystonia.org.uk/index.php/about-us/news/622-awareness-week-2016

May Day Public Holiday

The office will be closed on Monday 1st May for the May Day public holiday. The office will be open as normal the rest of the week.

Easter Public Holidays

The office will be closed on the following days for the Easter Holidays: Friday 14th April 2017 Monday 17th April 2017 We will be open as usual other than the days listed.

Disabled Access Day 2017

Disabled Access Day events are taking place across the UK this weekend, on the 10th – 12th of March. These events are a great way to try something new for people with access needs. You can see what’s on in Glasgow, or search for events closer to you, here. You can find out more about Disabled Access Day and accessible venues on their website: https://www.disabledaccessday.com/home/

Time To Talk Day

Today is Time To Talk Day. This initiative is aimed at reducing stigma for those with mental health problems. Many people with mental health problems suffer in silence – so let’s reduce the stigma to make it easier for people to talk. Check out this article from the BBC where people with mental health problems discuss their experiences: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38814377 For more information on the Time to Talk campaign you can visit their website: http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/timetotalkday

Dignity Action Day 2017

February 1st 2017 is Dignity Action Day, an awareness day organised by the charity Dignity In Care to promote awareness of the importance of dignity and human rights to vulnerable people in care situations. The Advocacy Project is a rights-based organisation, and are proud to support the people we work with to be treated with dignity and have their human rights respected. For more information on Dignity Action Day, visit the Dignity in Care website.

World Braille Day 2017

January 4th is World Braille Day, celebrating the birth date of the inventor of braille. As an organisation, The Advocacy Project is committed to providing its materials in alternative formats to meet the needs of the people we work with. You can find out more about Louis Braille at the RNIB website.

Christmas Public Holidays

The office will be closed on the following days over the festive period: Monday 26th December Tuesday 27th December Friday 30th December (half-day) Monday 2nd January Tuesday 3rd January We will be open as usual other than the days listed. We wish you all the best over the last days of 2016, and a good start to 2017.

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