Apex Highland started off its year with service users completing Heartstart training. This gives service users a high level of understanding in how to potentially save a life with skills such as identifying suspected heart attacks, dealing with serious bleeding, how to help someone who is choking, how to put an unconscious person in…
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Apex Scotland is a member of the Scottish Mentoring Network (SMN). SMN holds a number of thematic networking events throughout the year as well as providing accredited training in the field of Mentoring and the Quality Award which is a Scotland specific quality assurance tool. Every year SMN holds a well attended national event where…
Horses in Clover sits in 30 acres of land and is a private animal sanctuary for numerous horses, dogs, chickens, geese and ducks run solely by the professionally retired husband and wife team. Whilst the animals were quite happy, running the place with no external help meant that Winona and Bill were in need of some assistance to give the sanctuary a facelift and some TLC.
Congratulations to Katrina Beattie from the Highland team who received a special award at this year’s staff conference for outstanding contribution in recognition of the extra mile that she has gone to ensure that our qualifications process is robust and beneficial to our service users. The photograph shows Katrina on the left with Silvana Watson…
Staff and volunteers of Apex Highland have received the High Life Highland award for Exceptional Staff contribution for work completed at the Abriachan Forest. This was for Apex’s ongoing development of the Literacy Trail in partnership with Highland Adult Literacies and Abriachan Forest Trust.
Over a period of 3 years, with the support of our service users and volunteers Apex Highland has successfully completed its learning trail in Abriachan Forest which was formally launched on 3rd May 2013.
Apex Scotland’s ASCEND project, based in Inverness, is a 3 year pilot funded by ESF. This project enables Apex staff to work with prisoners prior to their liberation and thereafter into the community to improve their employment prospects.
A team of staff and service users from Apex Highland were happy to join forces with horticultural staff from High Life Highland and Inverness Floral Hall to help with landscaping and to install a life-sized sculpted memorial tree for bereaved parents. The Tree of Tranquility is designed to display bronze leaves that commemorate the short lives of babies that have died and help bring some solace to the parents.
The photograph above shows Apex Highland Service Development Manager Alistair McDonald (on the left) receiving the Healthy Working Lives Award from Steve Bell, Strategic Director from the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives, with Apex Personal Development Mentor Katrina Beattie looking on.