Money Guiders Scotland Network free events

As mentioned in the email on the 5th of April, Money Advice Scotland have taken over delivery of the Money Guiders Scotland Network. The team at Money Advice Scotland and I are delighted to have the opportunity to share, learn, and collaborate with you all in building our collective skills and knowledge to deliver good money guidance. I wanted to take this opportunity to say ‘hello’, let you know about our April Network events, as well as remind you about your data.


April is in full swing and we’re looking forward to our upcoming online events which as always, are free to join and provide opportunity to learn and connect with others. First up, we have two Stress Management Workshops to mark April being Stress Awareness Month, followed by our ‘MoneyHelper, and the Money Guiders Scotland Network – Meet the new team’ event which will be co-hosted by MaPS and Money Advice Scotland.Please seedetails of each event, below. If you haven’t already booked a place, there’s still time to register and come along!

Stress Management Workshop for Money Guiders

When: Thursday, 25th April from 1pm – 2pm & Monday, 29th April from 10am – 11am

What to expect: The stress management workshops will provide a safe space to talk about some of the pressures and stresses we encounter in the workplace. We’ll explore practical ways to combat stress using the power of ‘to-do’ lists and what considerations to make so that your list can work for you, rather than against you. The session will also touch on considerations for prioritising, staying focused, and boundary setting. Grab your work ‘to-do’ list and join this relaxed, practical session to support your wellbeing at work.

How to book: Visit the new Money Guider Scotland Network Eventbrite page here to book on either session.

MoneyHelper, and the Money Guiders Scotland Network – Meet the new team

When: Tuesday, 30th April, 11am-12pm

What to expect: You’ll receive a warm introduction to Money Advice Scotland and get a feel for their plans and ideas to develop the Network in the coming months. We’ll also hear from Kevin Duffy who will take us through the latest MoneyHelper updates and refresh your memory on the wealth of information and tools it provides to help you and your clients with all things money. You’ll have opportunity to share your own comments, suggestions, and ideas for the Network.

How to book: Book your place by registering on Eventbrite here.

The new Facebook and LinkedIn pages for the Scotland Network are up and running; be sure to follow these as well as the new Eventbrite page to get notifications as and when we have new events and updates to share.

Your data

In the email that was sent out earlier this month, my colleague Richard set out your data security and Data Subject Rights. I wanted to remind you of these and if you wish your details not to be used in future for mailings and updates about the Money Guiders Scotland Network, please express your wish to have your details removed by emailing the team at

 Your Data Security & Data Subject Rights

  • Your Scotland Network Member data includes your name, email address and organisation. You will have provided your data through registering with any part of  ‘Money Guiders‘ via any of our online sign-up points: this could have been a direct email, an online form, registering for an online event, or through one of our digital community or learning platforms.
  • Wherever you registered for ‘Money Guiders’ you gave permission for MaPS to process and share data with ‘Third Parties’ in order to be able to provide you with ‘the service’. The service includes sending you newsletters and inviting you to attend events. 
  • The supplier that MaPS are contracting with to deliver the Money Guiders Scotland Network has changed from the Improvement Service to Money Advice Scotland. This management change means that in order to continue to provide you with the service, MaPS has shared your data with Money Advice Scotland securely and in line with GDPR requirements. 
  • The Improvement Service will delete all Data Subject information that they have held about you within 90 days of 1st April 2024 in accordance with GDPR and our contract terms with them.
  • Money Advice Scotland with store and process your data securely in line with GDPR and MaPS contract terms with them.    
  • For the Money Guiders Scotland Network, MaPS remain the Data Controller and Money Advice Scotland are the new Data Processor in GDPR definitions. 
  • The Money and Pensions Privacy Notice applies:
  • Your Data Subject rights are not affected – for example you have the right to opt out of receiving communications about the Money Guiders Scotland Network, and the right to erasure (to be forgotten) and for us to delete your member records. 
  • If you wish to use any of these rights, or if you have any concerns about your data and how we process it, please contact MaPS directly on 

I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events in April and beyond. In the meantime, if you have any comments, suggestions or ideas for the Network please do share – this is your Network, and we want you to get the most from it! 

Warmest regards,


Heather O’Rourke

Money Guiders Scotland Network Manager

Get involved 

• If you’re receiving this communication and are not already a member of the Money Guiders Scotland Network, you can join for free using the Money Guiders community registration form here

• You can stay connected and get updates on our activities via LinkedIn and Facebook

• You can get in touch by email if you have ideas, training or content to share with the Network.

More about the Money Guiders Scotland Network

The Network brings money guidance practitioners together to learn and share best practice, connecting staff and volunteers from different sectors like housing, advice, welfare, health and social care. Together we celebrate the valuable role and work that Money Guiders deliver.

Through our Community Hub and annual programme of events – webinars, workshops, training, and forums – Network members can share expertise, try out new ideas, ask questions, and find support around those difficult money questions and conversations.

The Money Guiders Scotland Network is part of the Money Guiders programme, managed by Money Advice Scotland and provided by the Money and Pensions Service.

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