Orkney Blide Trust Tote Bags for Sale

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Have you ever wanted to be as cool as Laura Gray?? Me too! Well, now's your chance!! We have just got in these fantastic new Orkney Blide Trust tote bags for sale! We are asking for a donation of £2 or more so we don't lose too much on them and are excited to see these strutting around the streets of Kirkwall! Just ask about them at reception!

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Job Advert - Admin position at the Blide

Job Advert - Admin position at the Blide



It makes us really sad to admit that we will be losing Annie after years of hard work and commitment to the Blide but we are looking to add a new member to the Blide team in the position of Admin worker. Closing date is December 15th.

Orkney Blide Trust provides mental health support to people in our community. Our aim is to promote mental well-being through active personalised support with a focus on recovery.

Our Administration Worker is responsible for:

• Administration support to Orkney Blide Trust Service Director, staff and members

• Maintaining recording systems, eg: accounts and staff records etc

Salary: £22,750 pro-rata (or £12.50 per hour).

This post is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check.

For further information, or an application pack/ job description, please contact Clare Allison, Service Director at: or telephone 01856 874874. Closing date for applications: Friday, 15th December, 2023.

Fundraising Ba socks now for sale at Trek and Travel!

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Look at these Ba Socks which arrived at Trek and Travel this morning!

There are Uppie ones as well but Katie wasn’t allowed to model them

Available from UK Size 2 up to size 14!

We are very excited to announce that all profit from the sale of these socks will be going to Orkney Blide Trust for supporting the mental health of the Orkney community!

Money Matters Project


Orkney Money Matters is a partnership project working with frontline support organisations including Orkney Housing Association, Orkney Blide Trust, THAW Orkney, Orkney Citizens Advice Bureau, NHS Orkney, Orkney Islands Council, Voluntary Action Orkney (VAO), Social Security Scotland and many more.

We have created a referral pathway to offer you a circle of support whilst focussing on a 'no wrong door' approach.

We are here to offer the community of Orkney information on the available support all in the same place. 

Additionally, we will have emergency contact numbers for anyone experiencing a crisis and needing urgent support.

If you feel that you are in a crisis and struggling to afford the essentials like heating or eating, please contact the Money Matters Links worker with Orkney Citizens Advice Bureau on: 01856 875621

Blide Trust takeover of BBC Radio Orkney tonight!!

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The BBC Radio Orkney arts and culture programme "Tullimentan" tonight features poetry, music and performed monologues by members of the Blide Trust mental health charity - first presented at their Headspace Showcase in the summer – with honest reflections on living with mental ill health, suicidal thoughts and self harm, and on the journey to recovery.

Hear the programme live at 18:00pm on 93.7fm and BBC Sounds, or on your smart speaker, or listen on demand after broadcast for a month via the Radio Orkney page on BBC Sounds.

We are very excited about this and can’t wait for you all to hear it!!

If you use the JustGiving Fundraising button you can raise funds for the Blide without the hassle of working out how to transfer the money to us. You will be able to create a fundraising page (you may have to create an account), tell people what it is you are doing and JustGiving handle the donations!

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