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Mindfulness seminar

A schedule change in our programme of Edinburgh Park Seminars means that the final session on 12th May this year will be on Mindfulness. Speaker will be Rebecca Curtis, Clinics Tutor in Psychology at Edinburgh University. Held in the Park's mana...
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Share your uphill struggles

A problem shared really can be a problem halved says East of Scotland Organiser Chic Lidstone in his latest 'Workplace Word': "A friend recently said when she carries her groceries back from the supermarket on her own it seems a very long way, but wh...
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Thriving through change

We are jointly hosting a free lunchtime talk with business matters and OASIS in Edinburgh this month which promises to be both enlightening and though-provoking. We all experience change in one way or another and this talk by Ruth Walker of Torquoise...
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Daring greatly...

Thanks to East of Scotland Organiser Chic Lidstone (pictured) for sharing this inspiring 'Workplace Word': Derek Redmond was in good form by the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He was the fastest in the first round and he won the quarter-final. But in the s...
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Chaplain's Davis Cup treat

Chaplains are usually ready to chat over a cup of either tea or coffee with the people they meet, but for Rev Jack Quinn, our Regional Organiser for the West of Scotland and a keen tennis fan, there was time for a cup of a very different kind wh...
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Helpline launched

WPCS took part in an enlightening and very positive day with RSABI and‪ ‎Farming Community Network‬ at the ‪‎Rural‬ Centre in ‪Ingleston, ‎Edinburgh‬ recently.Nina Clancy of RSABI - The Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevo...
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Suicide awareness seminar

  WPCS Chief Executive Iain McFadzean delivered the first of our three Spring 2016 lunchtime talks at Edinburgh Park today, on the issue of suicide awareness. A number of people from surrounding businesses attended and were involved in the di...
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Listening post

Thanks to everyone involved in yesterday's 'Listening Post' in Dundee's Wellgate Shopping Centre. A number of people shared concerns and anxieties with our chaplains during the day.On heading off to the shops, one person said: 'It's funny how wh...
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TV stint for Tony

WPCS' Edinburgh team leader Rev Tony Bryer (pictured), appeared on the BBC Alba wedding programme this week, part of a series about Scottish couples tying the knot. Tony, who is chaplain to Edinburgh City Centre, Lothian Buses&nbs...
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When life gets messy

Please read these stories of how people were directly helped by their workplace chaplain: Oiling the cogs: John is a well-liked and respected junior manager. Lately John has been short with staff and results from his sector are declining. Encourageme...
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