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Change, a Poem by John Dane

A poem by our Community Correspondent John Dane Change The past we cannot live in The present it must be The future we must look to It was always up to me This journey an be lonely If you don’t seek support change can make a difference get out from your fort From being just […]

A Piece of My Mind

Here is a brand new piece on pieces from community correspondent Laura McGlinn/@stargazer1210 Recently I’ve thrown myself into attending various Mental Health seminars and conferences to educate myself and enable me to improve the quality of life for others within my voluntary work throughout various organisations. Most of the seminars provide sandwiches for lunch which […]

Attending the Health and Social Care Integration Conference

At the end of May I had the pleasure of attending the annual Health and Social Care Integration event run by the ALLIANCE and supported by partners including NHS Scotland and the Scottish Association for Social Work. The event runs each year and it serves and an annual general meeting and conference, featuring workshops and […]

Who’s Doing What About Health and Social Care This Election?

Do you ever get the sense of deja vu? Yep, me too. Another year and another significant election to think about. I’ve never been particularly politically minded. I don’t know if its an age thing, or if its more to do with the fact the world seems to have gone a little (lot) crazy of […]

Storytelling for Mental Wellbeing at Real Talk

Real Talk, a successful mental wellbeing storytelling event is coming to Glasgow on 29 May. Storytelling is an important tool in the mental wellbeing kit, and this event is a chance for people to share their stories in a supportive and relaxed environment. At the event you’ll have the chance to take part in a […]

Digital Technology for Mental Health: Asking the right questions

A new project to find out how technology can help with mental health recovery is underway, and the organisers are looking for your help. Online support groups, smartphone apps, computer games, virtual reality, virtual therapists, robots…. there are so many big emerging ideas about how digital technology can be used for mental health. But what’s […]

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Me

Since I was three CPTSD has truly affected me. Battling judgement, public shaming, whispers behind my back and not allowing me to see. Would truly trigger the suicide idealisation often in me. Out of the three definitely judging is the worst for me ,all stemming from my family tree. Words tripping out your mouth and […]

The Orchestration of my Anxiety

We’re pleased to present a poem from our newest community correspondent, Maureen Gilmour. It’s called The Orchestration of My Anxiety. Tap, tap,the conductor holds his baton….here it starts. Drum roll…..thrumming vibration in my torso….the tremor,  shaking begins. Palpitations. …faster and faster the beat increases. My heart pounding in my ears, the echo like a Base […]

The Creative Competition 2017 is now open!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our third annual Creative Competition in partnership with Scottish Recovery Network, Write to Recovery, Reachout with Arts in Mind and Alliance Scotland. This year is centred around the theme of Change.  We would like you to think about: What you think needs to change in Scotland to […]