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Families Wellbeing videos: storytelling

Posted February 25th 2021 by Leon

Families Wellbeing videos. Stories in this blog are 'Owl Babies' and 'The Odd Egg'. The image has a photo from the Owl Babies book, and the Families Supporting Families project logo.

Families Wellbeing Videos

Families Supporting Families: wellbeing in the pandemic

Earlier in the Covid19 pandemic, Families Supporting Families worked with local creators to find new online solutions for family wellbeing. With support from the Scottish Government Wellbeing Fund, these projects were able to run engaging online sessions and create families wellbeing videos.

These sessions were a solution to what families in the peer-support projects were lacking – chances to relax and support one another’s wellbeing. The live sessions were brilliant fun – families across Scotland got together to try activities from highland dancing with Arabic music to wet felting crafts.

Storytelling, yoga and relaxation videos for families

We also have a series of pre-recorded sessions for families’ wellbeing. We are pleased to share these videos with everyone!

They include stories for children, yoga sessions and crafts. We’ll be sharing them through our blog, and on our new Families Peer Support facebook.

Photo of the Owl Babies story videoPhoto of the hungry caterpillar story videoPhoto from The Odd Egg story video, of the storyteller holding a blue egg

Story time: Owl Babies

This is the first storytelling video, ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson. Read by the wonderful Fiona from Spider Arts.

Story time: The Odd Egg

And please enjoy the second story, ‘The Odd Egg’ by Emily Gravett!

The power of family Peer-Support

As well as getting together online over the past year, the peer-support groups have created some great resources to support other families. Take a look at these Wellbeing Resources for families, sharing ideas for building connections when we can’t meet in person.

New Scots families wellbeing and learning

Moments of Freedom are a group of New Scots women who work towards meaningful, inclusive community-building and wellbeing in their local Clydebank. This blog on barriers to integration shares the group’s experiences – and you can read the Tips for Welcoming Communities guide for ideas on welcoming families who are new to your area.

LGBTQI+ families wellbeing and learning

The Queer Families project is a peer support space where LGBTQI+ families get together for wellbeing, activities and addressing barriers.

Last year we published two new Queer Families resources. The group members shared their stories in a peer Support & advice guide for LGBTQI+ families, and people who want to start them. They also shared experiences of accessing support, care and activities from services and organisations supporting families. The Advice for Services guide supports organisations to become more welcoming and supportive to every family.

Drawing of two LGBTQ families smiling, with one couple holding their small child Moments of Freedom logo with text 'New Scots connecting with communities. Where we are now is what matters most.' Photo of pink paper wings

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