Resilience Workshop

On 27th November Marjorie Temperley came to a themed support session on increasing resiliance. There was no internet available for the talk but Marjorie has kindly shared her powerpoint for us to click the links and watch the videos. (click the download button below)

Once again Marjorie was able to share her experience with us in a highly informative workshop. We will definitely be inviting Marjorie back to talk again and welcome suggestions for topics you might like her to cover.


SCILL (SCIO) will hold its Annual General Meeting at 7.00pm on Tuesday 28 May 2019 at the Burnett Arms Hotel, 25 High Street, Banchory.

All members are welcome to attend. Please email if you plan to come along.

The management committee will stay for a meal after the AGM at 7.30pm and you are welcome to join us. Please email if you would like to stay for the meal.

Powerpoint from Marjorie Temperley

On 4th March Marjorie came to a themed support session on preparing for meetings and the role of the supporter. Marjorie has very kindly given us her Powerpoint which can be downloaded by clicking on the above link. Her talk was very informative and feedback from those attending was highly positive. We will definitely be inviting Marjorie back to talk again.

Mindfulness Course in Aboyne – Book Today!

Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing because you have stopped for a while and watched, listened, understood.’ Jon Kabat-Zinn

Over the four sessions of this course we will explore a range of different mindfulness practices and some theoretical background. There will also be time to share our own experiences during the practices. To build on the learning and help to include mindfulness into everyday life, there will be some tasks to do between the sessions. This course is suitable for people new to mindfulness and for people with previous experience. The sessions will be led by Katja Neumann, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Teacher.

When: 7.00pm – 8.30pm followed by chance to chat until 9pm on Thursday evenings 28 February, 7, 14 and 21 March 2019

Where: Aboyne, venue to be confirmed

The course costs £20. Places are limited, so please email to book.

Emotional Literacy Workshop Inverurie

‘Understanding our emotions, recognising their influence on us and learning to express them appropriately and accurately are all key to getting along well with others and achieving our goals in life. In this session we will look at the crucial role we can play as parents and carers in helping children to gain these important skills of emotional literacy. We explore ways in which we can encourage children to develop awareness of their emotions. We’ll take a closer look at emotional reactions and see how a framework for understanding them can also be a great help for us as parents, not only to assist our children but also in helping us to maintain our own balance in the face of very challenging behaviours and circumstances.’

When: 10.00am – 12 noon on Wednesday 9 January 2019

Where: The Community Room, Tesco, Harlaw Rd, Inverurie, AB51 4SR.

This stand alone workshop costs £5, payable in advance. Places are limited so please email to book.

SCILL Support Sessions Nov – Dec 2018

SCILL Support Sesssions in November and December feature talks on Speech and Language, Mental Health and Sensory Issues.

Parents, carers and professionals are all welcome to attend the talks and/or share a cuppa and a chat. Our meetings are family friendly. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Click here for more details Oct to Dec 18 Events Poster

Themed Support Session on Fussy Eaters / Reducing Stress, Banchory 1/10/18

9.30am – 11.30am on 1 October in Activity Room 1, Hill of Banchory Community Education, Firbrae, Banchory AB31 5ZT.

At 9.30am we welcome Gillian Archibald, Advanced Dietician, to talk about strategies for coping with fussy eaters and reducing the stress of eating.

If you have any particular areas that you would like Gillian to cover, please email by 25 September.

Gillian’s talk will be followed by our monthly support session for anyone who would like to share their experience of caring for children with additional support needs.

SCILL library will be available to browse and borrow. Refreshments will be provided.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

SCILL Events in June 2018

SCILL has two Support Sessions and an EGM planned during June. Everyone is welcome to join committee members and other parents/carer/professionals sharing their experience of caring for children with additional support needs. Refreshments will be provided.

New date for the next Aboyne Support Session
6 June at 7pm – 9pm in Aboyne-Dinnet Church Hall, Huntly Road, Aboyne, AB34 5HJ. Our library will be available to browse/borrow.

11 June – Support Session and Library Stocktake
9.30am – 11.30am in Activity Room 1, Hill of Banchory Community Education, Firbrae, Banchory AB31 5ZT.

This is an opportunity to return any books you have on loan from the SCILL library. Books can also be returned free of charge to any Aberdeenshire Council Library. All members welcome to help with the annual library stocktake.

11 June – Extraordinary General Meeting
11.30am in Activity Room 1, Hill of Banchory Community Education, Firbrae, Banchory AB31 5ZT.

As publicised to all members, this meeting is to approve the proposal to wind up the existing organisation “SCILL” and transfer all assets to the new Scottish Incorporated Charitable Organisation (SCIO). This change will not affect the service offered to our members. All members welcome.