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Children’s Services Forum

Wednesday, December 7, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Thorfin House, Bridgend Road, Dingwall, IV15 9SL

The Children's Services Forum is for Third Sector Organisations that deliver services for young people and their families. Hosted by Highland Third Sector Interface this quarterly Forum shares good practices and information, provides a platform for those interested in participating in the network and finding peer support. Additionally, this Forum offers the opportunity to stay up to date on commissioning processes.

As this forum is in person there are limited tickets.

Few tickets remaining.

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HTSI Annual General Meeting 2022

Friday, December 16, 11 am - 12 pm

Our AGM is coming up on the 16th of December. In addition to taking the opportunity to update you all on what we have been doing, we will let you know what we are planning in the coming 12 months and reflect on the key areas of pressure and opportunity for the Third Sector.

You can request a proxy form by emailing

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Highland Social Enterprise Forum

Monday, December 19, 3 pm - 4:30 pm

HiSEN is the Social Enterprise Network for the Scottish Highlands and is facilitated though the Highland Third Sector Interface.

The aims of HiSEN are:

Provide “Peer Support”, Mentoring from established “Social Entrepreneurs”, Information Sharing, Trading Possibilities

and Engagement & Representation.

Meetings are held quarterly and normally hosted by one of our member organisations, giving them the opportunity to showcase their work.

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Third Sector Breakfast

Thursday, December 22, 08:30 am – 10:30 am

Held Virtually

Join us for an informal chat on Microsoft Teams while you have your breakfast and a great opportunity to make connections in the sector.

The usual set up, no leader, no set topic, just drop in and talk about whatever you fancy, it doesn't even have to be about work!


Reclaim the Night March

Friday, November 25, 7 pm

As part of the national 16 days of activism campaign, RASASH (Rape and Sexual Abuse Services Highland) are organising a march to raise awareness in the Highlands of gender-based violence. All are welcome and anyone wanting to attend is asked to meet at Falcon Square, Inverness from 6.30pm to 7pm, finishi at Ladies Walk.

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Trauma, ACEs and Domestic Abuse – Myths, Misinterpretation and an Evidence-based Approach

Tuesday, November 29, 10 am - 12:30 pm

This session will explore emerging research which addresses the common narrative high ACEs equate to an inevitable pathway as offender or victim. We will consider how identifying ‘protective factors’, an understanding of resilience and post traumatic growth can mediate the effects of childhood adversity and trauma can and should be used to inform policy and practice responses.

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SAMH Consultation on CAMHS Website Event

Wed, November 30, 1:30 pm – 3 pm

SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) is consulting with young people, parents/carers and professionals to gather their views around a new NHSGGC CAMHS website.

This 90 minute consultation meeting will allow SAMH to understand the views of 3rd sector organisations, who are working with children, young people and families, and what they believe to be important for this website in relation to contents, features and design.

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SCVO Book Club

Thursday, December 1, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

SCVO is bringing the voluntary sector together in this series of short lunch time events, discussing some of the 'best' non-fiction books available.

A lunch time event where two speakers working in the voluntary sector, will share their three key takeaways from those books and discuss whether they are worth buying, borrowing or reading the back sleeve.

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Virtual Pines Sessions - Foundations of Well-being and Mental Health

SCVO Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, December 6, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This online Annual General Meeting will bring SCVO Trustees, staff, members and supporters together virtually to hear about SCVO’s work, successes and challenges over the past year.

This event is for those from SCVO member and supporter organisations only.

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Prescribe Heritage Highland - Face to Face Taster & Focus Group

Wednesday, December 7 - Thursday, December 8

Ruthanne Baxter from Prescribe Culture and Sara Bradley will be delivering free face to face sessions in Wick (Wednesday 7th) and Inverness (Thursday 8th) to introduce the Prescribe Heritage Highland interventions including a taster session. We will also be holding a focus group for potential referrers to give their views on their experiences and the challenges of social prescribing in Highland.

Anyone who is interested in hearing more or booking a place can get in touch with me directly -

Being Human: Human Rights lecture with Dr Elaine Webster

Wednesday, December 7, 10 am - 11:30 am

The Being Human lecture series explores the importance of embedding human rights into health and social care policy and practice. It will highlight the stigma, discrimination and inequality faced by disabled people, people living with long term conditions and unpaid carers in Scotland.

To register for this online event email

Why is the Right to Health Important to Your Role?

Tuesday, December 13, 10 am – 11:30 am

Join our live online panel discussion, facilitated by Public Health Scotland on ‘Why is the right to health important to your role?’

Come along and hear perspectives from our panel members on the right to health and what it means in practice. Join in with our live question and answer session where you will also have an opportunity to put questions to the panel. The session is being moderated by Kyle Clark-Hay, Head of Governance and Resources at Public Health Scotland.

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HTSI Trainings

If you are unsure if your membership is up-to-date, check out your profile

on our members platform, or email

View all upcoming 2023 HTSI trainings on our website here.

Bid writing for Charities and Community Groups

Monday, January 9,

09:30 am – 16 pm

Discover how to find funding opportunities and which funds are right for you. Learn different tactics you can use to argue need, explore impact and outcomes. Looks at what makes a good budget. Look at common errors, reasons applications are rejected and top tips for increasing your success rate. Consider different types of applications including how to create proposals to trusts and foundations. Understand how applications are assessed and start to look at your applications from the perspective of the funder.

Crisis Support Training with the Samaritans

Tuesday, January 24,

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

A 90 minute learning session delivered on Microsoft Teams to give participants the skills and confidence to support others. Delivered by supportive and experienced mentors from Samaritans, learn about active listening skills to support someone in crisis, how to create an environment that feels safe for someone to ask for help, how to support someone else who is providing help and gain the skills and confidence to support someone in dstress.

Human Rights Training with the Poverty Alliance

Wednesday, January 25,

10 am – 12:30 pm

Human Rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world. They are a promise from our governments and an important part of our work to combat poverty. The purpose of this workshop is to raise awareness of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and how they can be used in antipoverty and community work. In this participatory session we will explore the relationship between human rights and poverty and how human rights can be used as a tool to drive change.

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HTSI Training Survey

We are busy planning our training programme here at HTSI and we’d love to hear your thoughts.

Click on the link below to fill out a very quick survey and have your say, thank you!

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We have worked hard to ensure that each module is relevant to the Third Sector.

Courses cover everything from workplace wellbeing to customer service and good governance to safeguarding.

Now is a great time to sign up, please contact for more information.

Organisations must be a member of HTSI to access eLearning.

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Activate Mentoring: Scotland's peer mentoring programme

Tuesday, November 29

Sustrans are launching a new Peer Mentor Programme in Scotland to support locally based community groups and organisations to develop and run programmes encouraging people to walk, wheel and cycle more. We want to provide a way for their learning and experience to be shared with people working in other communities. People interested in becoming mentors apply to join the programme.

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Education Scotland

Leading CLD

Recruitment closes:

Thursday, December 1

Leading CLD is a national programme designed to build confidence in leadership. The programme has been designed and is facilitated in partnership with Education Scotland, CLD Standards Council, further education and national organisations and local authority CLD leaders. This programme will provide learning opportunities through a four day online programme with an emphasis on weaving knowledge and research into a reflective applied approach. A collaborative learning network will be established amongst participants enabling additional opportunities for action learning and peer coaching.

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Scottish Women's Aid

The Importance of Advocacy and Pathways to Support

Tuesday, December 6,

10 am - 12:30 pm

65,251 incidents of Domestic Abuse were recorded by Police Scotland in 2020/21 however with only 1 in 5 people reporting abuse to the Police, there are far more people impacted than we see represented in Police figures. Evidence tells us 80% of survivors are engaged with universal services yet services are often unaware of how to respond to someone experiencing abuse. This session seeks to explore the role of responding, providing informed, competent and accurate information on support and options available.

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NHS Highland

Money Counts Course - Level 2

Tuesday, December 6,

2 pm - 3:30 pm

Level 2 aims to increase confidence of staff working with people that may benefit from income maximisation help. It aims to increase staff’s understanding of poverty and the importance of asking about money worries, and what support services are available what they can offer.

You do not have to have attended course 1 before course 2.

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Children in Scotland

The Teenage Brain: Implications for Behaviour and Learning

Tuesday, December 6,

10 am - 12:30 pm

This webinar will focus on the adolescent brain and how it develops. It will explore why teenagers behave as they do, how they learn, and how they make decisions about their lives. You will learn how best to engage in these areas to ensure your young people receive the support they need to become healthy and happy individuals.

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Be Report Writing Ready

Wednesday, December 7,

10 am - 4 pm

Been asked to write a report at work, but don’t know where to start?  On completion of this online course, participants will be able to produce an effective and reader-friendly report, identify what to include and leave out of the report, use their time more productively to produce the report and have more confidence in their own role of reporter.

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The Highland Council Consultation -

Our Future Highland, Community Groups

We would like communities to help shape the Council's new Programme, ‘Our Future Highland’ by contributing your views, ideas, and dreams of how you think Highland should look and feel like by 2027.

Communities play a vital role in change going forward. Community groups are at the heart of the Highlands, and we want to work collaboratively with you to gather your valuable insight and local knowledge.

Please complete the survey below, where your organisation can add your ideas on how they envisage ‘Our Future Highland’ could look like by 2027.

Please complete the survey here:

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