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South Later Life Matters

Our South Later Life matters Project provides support to older people 60+ who are living with a long term condition and to unpaid carers of people with mental health problems who live in South Glasgow.

Key Supports include

Access to Complimentary Therapies

We provide a range of Complimentary Therapies including:

  • Indian Head Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Hot stone massage
  • Reiki

Therapies are delivered over six weeks and personalised to your needs. Therapies can be delivered at home or in the community. This provides a holistic approach to wellbeing.

“I really enjoy walking and treatment has meant that I can do more.”

“Reduced my neck and shoulder pain. I started to relax for the first time in ages.”

Mindfulness

Mindfulness involves the development of skills and attributes and ways of thinking and living, which improve wellbeing. Techniques include meditation and gentle exercise which support the management of long term conditions. We provide an eight week mindfulness course.

“The classes helped to support me and keep me stable. Beneficial in reducing stress, I didn’t need to increase my diazepam.”

“This has helped me to stay out of hospital. Knowing staff were there to talk to and to see rather than going to A&E or using the crisis team.”

Befriending

We provide a befriending service to 3 individuals a year for a six – twelve month period. Befriending is a supportive, time limited, relationship with a volunteer who can meet with you regularly, perhaps weekly or fortnightly, to do some kind of activity together.

Having a be-friender around can sometimes help to break isolation and support you to do things you might find difficult to do on your own.

“I’ve found it beneficial to have a be-friender for support. My confidence in using public transport has increased.”

“My be-friender has a good heart for older people like me.”

We operate an open self-referral system. Please contact Debbie at:
South Service Centre
Pavillion 3A, Moorpark court
11 Dava Street
Govan
Glasgow G51 2JA
Tel: 0141 425 4850
Email: scope@gamh.org.uk

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