Our HIIC journey: The Douglas group

A short video highlighting the amazing impact that HIIC has had on a group in Dundee. Watch here.

HIIC Youth Pack Launch

On 13th November HIIC tutors,participants and delegates came together for the launch of the updated HIIC Youth Pack. Here’s a short summary of the day.

Shedding light on self-harm and suicide through HIIC

This case studies tells the story of a group of women who have used the Health Issues in the Community course to explore issues around self-harm and suicide.

The HIIC group who meet at Douglas Community Centre, Dundee, have completed Part 1 of the accredited course over the last year.

Using their experiences, the women wrote, directed and performed a play on an issue close to their hearts: self-harm and suicide. The play, ‘She Died Waiting’, depicts the story of a young woman who self-harms.

Read more about it here.

Health Issues in the Community: Evidence of Impact

The purpose of this paper is to highlight to policy makers, at a national and local level the contribution Health Issues In the Community (HIIC) makes to national and local outcomes and to provide supporting information for those already committed to the delivery of HIIC. Download it here

Case studies: Reflections and insights of HIIC in action

CHEX has launched a series of case studies which demonstrate how HIIC - Health Issues in the Community - can be used to encourage and support people to become more involved in the health and wellbeing of their community

In 'Let go and Help Grow: HIIC - Reflections and Insights' four case studies show how HIIC has been used across a range of different settings and the impact it has had on people's lives. Through its use in schools to community groups, the case studies show how a community development approach to health can be used to build the capacity of individuals and communities to better understand and engage with the issues important to them.

“I didn’t pay attention before. I am now more eager to be involved in the resolution of issues. I can speak my mind.” Course participant

HIIC, a course run in Scotland for more than 18 years, is a training programme aimed at increasing community capacity, increasing community participation, and establishing / consolidating community development approaches to tackling inequalities in health.

The case studies were launched at an event attended by HIIC tutors and course participants on Thursday 5th November in Glasgow. 

The case studies are available to download here.