Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

I decided to do a few lines for Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week. After thinking long and hard about what to write, I realised it was not about us it is about our families that we offer support to.

What you need to know about libraries

“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library”.

Investing in Infants to Realise The Promise

We in Scotland have a clear mandate to deliver what I call less heroic (but socially significant) acts of prevention. How can we turn off the tap, rather than try to frantically empty the overflowing sink?

Part 3: Planning to fundraise post-COVID

So far in this blog series, we’ve looked at the implications of COVID on fundraising and shared some tips on how you can fundraise during the pandemic. In this third, and final part, we turn our attention to planning to fundraise post-COVID.

Part 2: How to fundraise during COVID

In my last blog, we explored the impact that COVID has had on fundraising and in this blog, I’ve set out some ways on how you can fundraise during COVID.

Part 1: Impact of COVID on fundraising

I’ve felt for a long time that too many Scottish charities are reliant on too few income streams. Broadly speaking there are seven main fundraising streams, each has been affected in some way by the pandemic.

A chat with our new Chair Steve Murray

We are delighted to welcome Steve Murray as our new Chair here at Cattanach, who is taking over from Alastair Wilson. Team Cattanach has asked Steve five questions about his passion for the Early Years and his vision for Cattanach.

You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello

After eleven years with Cattanach, of which he served nine years as Chair, Alastair Wilson is handing over the reins to Steve Murray.

What is Attachment? A Social Neuroscience Perspective

From a social neuroscience perspective, there are two key principles associated with human attachment behaviours: i) conserving energy resources and ii) making predictions about available support and how costly it is to obtain it.

Glitter and true grit - starting a new job in a pandemic

Everyone knows what the first day of a new job is like, butterflies, sweaty palms and the endless thinking about what your colleagues might be like. But this time, my very first day was so very different from anything I’d experienced before.

International Women's Day - Amma Birth Companions

The last blog of our series to celebrate International Women's Day is from Amma Birth Companions. Amma Birth Companions provide support to vulnerable mothers during pregnancy, birth and early motherhood.

Commissioning Evidence: Changing the Rules of the System

Cattanach commissioned the Dartington Service Design Lab to help reflect and refine their approach to evaluation and learning as an independent foundation.