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Healthy Meal Deal

This month's healthy meal deal in the SBC dining room is soup and sandwich for £2.50.

Fruit has been reduced to 40p. 

You can find healthy choices all year round.

Staff health and wellbeing drop in clinics

  • free confidential health checks 
  • find out about the lifestyle adviser support service and how you get support to make small changes in your lifestyle 
  • learn more about health screenings and dedicated cervical smear clinics 


Date: Thursday 2 March

Venue: SBC Canteen meeting room

Time: 11.30am – 2.30pm


Date: Monday 20 March

Venue: Abbey Row Community centre (ground floor)

Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm

Mindfulness –1 Day Workshop

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Find out about mindfulness and the benefits that being mindful can bring to your day to day life. Try out guided exercises, meditations and small group discussions; giving you a chance to try out mindfulness practices for use in daily life at work and at home.

Dates: 31st January; 1st March; 30 March 2017

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Venue: Training Room, Old School Building, Council HQ, Newtown St Boswells

To book a place please email:

Developing Personal Resilience - 1 day course

Feel under pressure to deliver at work?  Work/life balance pressures? 

Developing Personal Resilience is suitable for anyone who has to cope with the gradual build-up of the many pressures experienced in work, at home and in everyday life. 

Resilience is the ability to recover quickly from setbacks and adversity. Resilient people stay committed and increase their efforts when the going gets tough. It used to be thought that people were born with resilient attributes; we now know that anyone can improve their resilience through effective training and development.

Dates: 7 February and 30 March

Venue: Tweed Room, Langlee CPD centre

For booking and further details: email Lauren at


Walk Leader Training for Volunteers

The aim of this one day course is to help you gain the skills and confidence to lead safe, short, local health walks. The course is free of charge. You will receive a Walk Leader certificate and become registered as a Qualified Walk Leader for Walk It and join the Scottish Database of certified walk leaders

When: 9th March 2017

Venue: Melrose Corn Exchange

Time: 9.30am-4pm

For further information email denise.carmichael@

Cookery participation demonstrations

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Learn how to cook up some healthy, quick, nutritious dishes using fresh ingredients to help you eat well. Can’t cook, won’t cook? Whatever it is, the team will have you cooking some meals to take home from a delicious risotto to the classic omelette.

There are two workshops available with 12 spaces on each. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis:

Venue: Earlston Primary School
Date: Monday 20 March 2017, 4-6pm

Venue: Peebles High School Kitchen
Date: Wednesday 22 March 2017, 4-6pm

To book a place contact Karen Rodgerson on 01835 825150 or at: 




Walk Leader Training for Volunteers.

The aim of this one day course is to help you gain the skills and confidence to lead safe, short, local health walks.   The course is free of charge. You will become a registered Walk Leader for 'Walk It' and join the Scottish Database of certified walk leaders for 'Walk It'. 

Date: 27 April from 9.30am to 4pm

Venue: Melrose Corn Exchange

Further details: Denise Carmichael on 01835 826702 

'Walk It' is the Scottish Borders and NHS Borders walking project. It seeks to help people become more physically active by leading low level friendly walks across the Scottish Borders.

Adult Learners Week 2017

We are supporting adult Learners’ Week from 20 - 26 May; the UK’s largest annual festival of learning, inspiring thousands of people each year to discover how learning can change their lives. Try something new and find out what's available near you on the Scottish Borders Council website.