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The articles in this section were originally written for the Pilotlight project blog. They are reproduced here because we feel they contain valuable information and remain relevant.

November 7, 2012 … On Wednesday 3rd October we met 25 support providers from across Scotland at the Scottish Youth Theatre venue, Glasgow. The day was the first meeting of the Pilotlight Provider Network and was a great success. We...


April 17, 2014 … IRISS have delivered various methods to our group who are focusing on setting up small businesses through the use of Self Directed Support budgets.  Through the use of creative tools, such as the Six Hat Thinking* and...


April 29, 2014 … I think using different ideas to pull the group together in the beginning was crucial in providing opportunity for relationships to grow. The group being compiled of service providers, commissioners and service users...


May 27, 2014 … As a commissioner of support services it can be easy to feel like the work we do is somehow removed from the people who need to use those services… As a person who works for a living it can be easy to lose sight of the...


May 20, 2013 … Having never experienced this kind of project before I had no idea what it entailed. I'm involved in Pilotlight in Moray because I wanted to make a difference to other peoples lives (like me) who are living with mental...


May 28, 2013 … I was unsure of coming along to the group initially as have no previous experience of this kind of thing but thought I would go to the first one or two to see what it was all about. Also I wanted to know more about...


June 27, 2013 … When I was first approached by my SAMH support worker about putting my name forward for the Pilotlight project, I was surprised, scared and a little bit honoured. Me?? Put my name forward, to be part of a co-design...


April 23, 2013 … Pilotlight is a project about co-designing pathways to self-directed support for groups of people who have so far been less engaged with the self-directed support agenda. Co-design can be defined as, “the process of...


March 7, 2013 … In our last blog we talked about how we intended working with the co-design teams in Moray and the Scottish Borders. We have now held workshops with both teams. We are nearing the end of our ‘Discover’ (research) phase...


September 2, 2013 … This is a very difficult question to answer, as it is not so straight forward. I say that because everyone with mental heath issues is an individual. Ideally I would like to suggest that mental health professionals...


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