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Network Links

Aberdeen Care Communication Network
www.aberdeenccn.info
The network site is a communication tool for the public and voluntary sector in Aberdeen. The site will supply information relevant to the public and voluntary sector on current and forthcoming consultations, consultation responses, events, research documents and publications, news and useful links.

CHAIN Contact Help And Advice Information Network
http://chain.ulcc.ac.uk/chain
These are online networks for people working in health and social care. They are based around specific areas of interest, and give people a simple and informal way of contacting each other to exchange ideas and share knowledge.  CHAINs are multi-professional and cross organisational, and cover research and evidence-based practice; widening participation in learning and innovation and improvement. 

Early Years Network
www.healthscotland.com/resources/networks/early-years.aspx
The Early Years National Learning Network, funded by the Scottish Executive, operates under the auspices of NHS Health Scotland.  The network is intended to be of interest and use to all those with a professional interest in the early years (pre-birth to 5 years), and in giving children a good start in life.  Thus the network will involve policymakers, practitioners and those working in research.  It will seek to contribute to efforts to enhance evidence-based policy and practice in early years activity.

Healthy Environment Network
www.healthscotland.com/resources/networks/healthy-environment/HEN-about.aspx
The Healthy Environment Network is a network of professions and organisations who have the ability to influence the environment to improve health.  It's aims are to:

  • provide a forum for a largely informal interface between organisations and professions whose activities have the capacity to change and preserve the environment in the interests of human health
  • encourage multi-disciplinary and multi-agency working to address issues around the environment and health 
  • demonstrate the value of this approach by supporting demonstration projects or conducting or commissioning analyses of problem issues which require collaboration between different agencies.

Wellbeing in Sexual Health (WISH) Network
www.healthscotland.com/resources/networks/wish.aspx
WISH is a network for professionals in Scotland who have a sexual health remit or an interest in sexual health. It is hosted by NHS Health Scotland and is free to join. WISH was established as part of the National Sexual Health Strategy to support professionals and enhance networking in Scotland.

North of Scotland Cancer Network (NOSCAN)
www.noscan.scot.nhs.uk
The North of Scotland Cancer Network is the regional network that aims to improve cancer care for people living in the north of Scotland.  It incorporates NHS Tayside, NHS Grampian, NHS Highland, NHS Western Isles, NHS Orkney and NHS Shetland.

Garioch Family Support Group

The Garioch Family Support Group meets fortnightly on a Wednesday evening in Inverurie and offers a safe and welcoming environment for people living with a family member's drug use. It is a small, informal group and is supported by two workers who provide information, organise speakers and facilitate the group. Much of the learning and support also comes from group members sharing their experiences and their ways of coping.

Contact (01467) 641444 or 07902 283177