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Moving Minds: Raising Awareness (Sold Out!)

  • The White House 70 Niddrie Mains Road Edinburgh, Scotland, EH16 4BG United Kingdom (map)


  • Date & Time: Thursday 16th May, 1pm - 3pm

  • Location: The White House, 70 Niddrie Mains Rd, Scotland, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH16 4BG

  • Cost: Free to Attend

Gypsy/Traveller community members and MECOPP, with support from the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, will lead an interactive seminar; a chance to dispel myths and promote dialogue. In this engaging workshop, trainers from Gypsy/Traveller communities in Scotland will introduce you to their culture, their experiences, the challenges they face and the impact discrimination has on their wellbeing.

This free to attend seminar will be of relevance to all who are interested in looking at their own policies and practices with regard to minority groups and especially those who work with carers in Scotland.

The Aims of MECOPP Gypsy/Traveller Awareness Raising Seminars Are:

  • To increase understanding of the situation of Gypsy/Travellers carers in Scotland.

  • To highlight the discrimination often faced by Gypsy/Travellers.

  • To increase knowledge of the legislative and policy framework in Scotland.

The seminar will be led by Gypsy/Travellers, some of whom are carers themselves, and will include:

  • Opportunities to share good practice and/or difficulties encountered.

  • Opportunities to hear from Gypsy/Traveller carers.

  • An examination of case studies which focus on the issues faced by informal carers within the Gypsy/Traveller community.

Unfortunately this event is now sold out!

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