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Lots to look forward to with Neuro Hebrides in 2023

One of the most exciting aspects starting off 2023 is that Neuro Hebrides can finally look forward to meeting face to face for Cuppa and Catch up every Monday in the Failte centre.

While online meetings are important when there's restrictions or health concerns, it's so brilliant to be able to meet in person for a chat over a brew.

There is an exciting range of activities and speakers planned in the next few months for Cuppa and Catch ups. Listed below are Cuppa and Catch ups where we have a guest speaker or activity. On Mondays not listed below there will still be a Cuppa and Catch up.

- Monday 16th January - Gail Allan and the Neuro Team from the NHS will join us for an update and discussion about the Neurological Service in the Western Isles.

- Monday 30th January - In 2015, Margaret Ferguson started painting 100 oil portraits of the sailors lost in the Iolaire disaster - one for each year of the centenary. The portraits are so incredible and evocative. Margaret Ferguson is coming along to Cuppa & Catch up to talk about her amazing art work and the Iolaire 100 project.

- Monday 13th February - Neuro Hebrides secured funding from the NHS Capital Grants awards to purchase some crucial equipment which can help patients with Neurological conditions.

The equipment can be borrowed for use at home.

Jenny Hill from the NHS OT team will join us for Cuppa and Catch up to give us more information about the equipment and demonstrate how it works.

- Monday 20th February - Gill is an Artist and Print maker, who's work is inspired by the coast, moorland, the amazing skies and the rich palette of colours here in the Outer Hebrides.

Join Gill at Cuppa and catch up to get creative and have a go at print making. No experience needed, just come along, have a go and enjoy.

- Monday 13th March - The Outer Hebrides has an active and vibrant community land ownership sector, with over 75% of the population living on community owned land. Development manager Finlay Maclennan is coming along to Cuppa and catch up to tell us all about Community Land Outer Hebrides.

- Monday 20th March - Peatlands are really important habitats and are home to some really rare and important Species. Peatland ACTION is a national programme to restore peatlands across Scotland.

Ben Inglis-Grant is the Peatland officer for the Outer Hebrides and will tell us all about the importance of the Peatlands and how they are helping to restore them.

Neuro Hebrides is a friendly, supportive group and welcome all members to come along, and welcomes New members to join us. We support neurological patients and their carers by promoting positive health and wellbeing in the Western Isles.

If you would like to join Neuro Hebrides or have any questions, get in touch.

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