The conversation with the people of Scotland was an opportunity for Health Scotland to facilitate public engagement opportunities within a community setting. An opportunity for Health Scotland to capture opinion about a community people live, work and volunteer within, and a chance for the organisation to talk about a fairer, healthier Scotland with people in their own community.
Here is a chance to see and hear what the conversations were about. Links to 3 videos are available below.
NHS Health Scotland worked with Active communities, a community health project based in Paisley delivering and supporting physical, community sport and health and wellbeing across Renfrewshire. This video shows a conversation with people living, working and volunteering in the Johnstone Castle area.
NHS Health Scotland worked with Dundee Healthy Living Initiative whose mission is to promote positive health and wellbeing by delivering health improvement activities as identified by local people. This video shows a conversation with people living, working and volunteering in the Lochee area.
NHS Health Scotland worked with Borders Healthy Living Network, a network involved in food and health work, physical activity, mental health and volunteering. NHS Health Scotland also worked with Burnfoot Community Futures, a charity aiming to improve the well-being, quality of life and opportunities of the people of Hawick. The majority of people shown in the video do not live in Burnfoot but are associated with the local Healthy Living Network.
The processes involved and the conversation content has the potential to inform Health Scotland’s fairer and healthier work as well as informing the Scottish Government Creating a Fairer Scotland and Creating a Healthier Scotland conversations.