October 20, 2017

Why do Scots have a reputation for the worst health in Western Europe? Join us next Saturday (October 28) to explore the contribution of childhood adversity to our relatively poor health status. Carol Craig, author of The Scots' Crisis of Confidence, will argue ahead of publication this autumn of her new book Hiding in Plain Sight, that the key driver is Scots' greater childhood experience of alcohol, violence, emotional abuse and neglect. Full d...

July 14, 2017

HDS is hosting a one-day conference on November 10 to explore different and creative approaches to thinking about and working with older people. Working with older people has a powerful emotional impact and those caring for them can feel isolated with little opportunity to reflect on the meaning of difficult and distressing behaviour. The loneliness of older people at home and in residential settings is often reflected in the experiences of their...

May 25, 2017

Human Development Scotland is joining forces with Midlothian Sure Start in a one-day conference on the role of fathers in the family and in society.

Men Can Weep takes place on Tuesday 30 May 2017 in Glasgow. Following on from the Year of the Dad, this event will focus on the impact and importance of a father on the emotional wellbeing of their children.

The conference will be of particular interest to social workers, health visitors, midwives...

April 21, 2017

POSTPONED TO 9TH DECEMBER

Next month (May 27), we will be hosting a morning in the company of scholar and activist Alastair McIntosh as he describes his use of depth psychology in activism for social and environmental change, drawing out especially his use of Freud’s and Jung’s thoughts woven through with the emerging discipline of transpersonal psychology. He will draw examples both from his early campaigning work on land and community issues, ri...

January 19, 2017

Complex and cumulative trauma may impact on every aspect of a child's life, affecting their emotional development, ability to form fulfilling relationships and their capacity to self-regulate. Join us for this one-day conference on March 17 in central Glasgow to consider the impact of trauma as it reverberates between child, care giver, practitioner and institution. What is the signif