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[corrected] Mental Health—Compassionate Approaches & Responses in Everyday Life
[corrected] Jonny Kinross, Chief Executive of the Grassmarket Community Project, describes his talk as follows: “I was asked by a Humanist Society member to bring some of my experience of working with vulnerable adults, many of whom have mental health issues or suffer from mental illness. I will attempt to give an overview and specific examples and case studies to illustrate how we can respond positively, compassionately, without judgement to people’s behaviours and words when people present with mental health difficulties. I will draw on my own family experience as well as 25 years of professional experience and training. People may find my presentation upsetting at times as I do not intend on glossing over the realities for many people and equally I do not pretend to be academic or a mental health medical practitioner. I will present a personal view and not one based on extensive research or consultation with full time practitioners who work in the field of mental health. I hope to provide accessible and practical insights into how we can respond positively and effectively.” Jonny Kinross is a social worker, social entrepreneur, and volunteer with 48 years’ experience of working with and supporting clients, service users, colleagues, friends, and family members with mental health issues.

The Melting Pot

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Meet other local Humanists, people who believe that we can find our own path by relying on scientific naturalism and a bit of common sense, without the need for supernatural guidance of any kind.
This meetup group will try to advertise the events of the Humanist Society of Scotland (Edinburgh Group) to a wider audience.

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