News from the Network: HIIC students family fun day to improve their community

This story is from CHEX-Point Snippets, a bi-weekly newsletter for community-led health.

A community group in the Havoc area of Dumbarton has made the local news after running a successful family day featuring arts, games, food, bicycle repairs and local agencies.

The event, held in September 2014, was organised by The View From Here, a group of local people who have been participating in the Health Issues in the Community (HIIC) course developed by CHEX.

HIIC encourages people to take action at a local level to improve health and wellbeing based on their own experiences and knowledge.

The group in Havoc aims to regenerate the area, and the event was intended to raise both awareness and funds for the project.

A new HIIC Tutor Training Course is being run on the 28th and 29th October, 2014 in Glasgow. This two day course is credit rated 8 points at SCQF at level 7 and will give you the chance to deliver HIIC training to people across a broad range of settings.

Applicants should have a reasonable knowledge of community development and/or delivering training in a community setting. The Tutor Training gives participants an opportunity to find out about the pack content, how to use it, the learning methods that are used and the expectations/responsibilities of tutors.
  • The next Tutor Training Course will take place:
  • ON:  Tue 28th and Wed 29th October 2014
  • VENUE:  Room 3, STUC, 333 Woodlands Rd, Glasgow G3 6NG
  • TIMES:  09.30 – 16.15 (both days)
Download the HIIC Tutor Application form here. Once completed, email to:

Find out more about becoming a HIIC Tutor and about Tutor Registration here or contact Robert Cuthbert Further information here

You can view the Dumbarton Reporter story here.

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