Wellbeing

TW: World Suicide Prevention Day

TW: This post discusses suicide Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. This week is Suicide Prevention Week. And this month is Suicide Prevention Month. If you’ve ever considered ending your life in the past, or you’re thinking about it right now, I’m talking to you.  It’s important that you understand…
Debi Skea
10/09/2021
Wellbeing

TW: We need to talk about Suicide.

Trigger warning: This post discusses suicidal feelings There is absolutely no point in trying to dress it up to make it comfortable and easy to talk about. We should feel uncomfortable about it. It’s the biggest silent killer affecting us today.  Globally, each year, around 800,000 people die by suicide.…
Debi Skea
01/09/2021
NewsWellbeing

Samaritans Awareness Day!

I recently learned that 24th July (or 24/7) is Samaritans Awareness Day. I LOVE that the date is also when they are contactable! By that I don’t mean once a year, but more conveniently, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  HAPPY SAMARITANS AWARENESS DAY!!! Samaritans is an organisation…
Debi Skea
24/07/2021
Personal DevelopmentTech

Which programming languages should I choose?

Which programming languages should I choose? If you are new to development, choosing a programming language can be tough. Software engineering is an incredibly vast field with hundreds of languages in use. Each one has its own set of challenges and quirks. But have no fear! Humans of code are here to…
Tony Baker
19/07/2021
News

Pride Month 2021 Recap!

Pride Month Recap! Well hi there humans. So this June has been ever so 'slightly' better than the last one. We have been out sipping beers, elbow pumping to our heart's content and taking wee granny to the bingo hall to shake her wings. On top of this, we have…
Tony Baker
25/06/2021
News

World Environment Day

It’s world environment day! It’s a day to consider the impact that we as a species and as individuals have on our planet. Whether it’s wildlife, the climate or the local environment, it’s hard to ignore the profound effect that humans have had on nature. No matter who you are,…
Ben Ross
05/06/2021
NewsPersonal Development

Collaboration + Failure = Success

Collaboration + Failure = Success Collaboration is defined as ‘the action of working with someone to produce something’. At The Skills Collective it’s one of the five core values that define who we are and how we do business. We work together to achieve more than we can alone, and to give…
Sarah-Jane Dale
20/05/2021
NewsPersonal DevelopmentTech

Coding as a creative practice

Coding as a creative practice There are immediate connections I can make between creating artwork and coding. I’ve been thinking about how these two disciplines find commonality. I use the word practice in the title deliberately. Like any making activity, it doesn’t just happen in one attempt. It's made up…
Clare McEwan
13/05/2021
News

We need help.

Heyy you!  It’s been a while since we last caught up. How are you doing? I hope you’re well! Have you been up to much? It’s been a bit chaotic here. Between kids, house renovations, ongoing mystery illnesses, moving to the other side of the world….. It’s why we’ve been…
Debi Skea
29/04/2021