bold is a five-year project delivered in partnership by Edinburgh University and Queen Margaret University and is funded by the Life Changes Trust.
In 2019 we launched the project in Inverness and East Lothian delivering a residential programme of in person sessions. Due to Covid-19, in October 2020 we launched an exciting online programme with people from all over Scotland. The focus of bold is to use a mixture of creative methods to encourage creativity, innovation and personal development.
bold is for anyone across Scotland working with, living with, or supporting someone who has a dementia and for those who have an early-stage dementia.
At bold we recognise that everyone in our communities has the potential to be a leader. bold is about developing your social leadership skills, helping to create change and make a difference.
bold stands for Bringing Out Leaders in Dementia. This is a free 6-week online programme that will be delivered using Zoom, a popular online meeting system.
All you will need is access to a computer, tablet, laptop or mobile phone that can access the Zoom Meetings system. The bold team will support you to get set up and comfortable using Zoom and there will be opportunities for you to have some one-to one time with the team throughout the programme.
Here’s what we do on the online sessions:
The weekly 2.5 hour sessions will be delivered by the bold team who are associated with Edinburgh and Queen Margaret Universities. The programme will include a variety of creative sessions designed to nourish your potential and help you to flourish as social leaders.
If you are curious, enjoy making connections with people, sharing stories and making a difference then bold is for you. It will help you to uncover your potential to help other people to flourish too. No previous experience or qualifications are necessary.
bold is funded by Life Changes Trust and is the joint project of Edinburgh & Queen Margaret Universities.