Raising Awareness of Health Inequality #CoProWeekScot

It is Scottish Co-Production week. Co-production is about the redistribution of the balance of power between service providers and users, something the World Health Organisation tells us is needed to change health inequalities. Co-production is pretty important and it has huge benefits for not just health service users, but friends and relatives too. Ultimately its […]

The Beauty of Kindness

Earlier this month (13 November) was World Kindness Day. With this and Christmas fast approaching, I’ve been thinking a lot about kindness and what it means to be kind. People have long understood the benefits of kindness for wellbeing. In recent years mental health experts have focused a lot on the topic, and a much […]

Why we have to let our children take risks @pmusttryharder

A film about our Community Correspondent Paula McGuire, by our Project Manager @rosiehopes As parents, it’s natural to want to protect our children. Paula McGuire was a quiet, timid child. Her parents loved her so much that they protected her from all the things she was afraid of… and it turned out that she was […]

Strange Land

A poem about Risk from our Community Correspondent Derek Read It was a strange initiation, into this other world, this dark and forbidden world of touch and, be touched and finding ourselves and “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours” I can’t remember who touched first and on what occasion, the exploration of […]

SeeMe #Passthebadge Campaign

SeeMe has launched #PasstheBadge, a new digital campaign encouraging people to get talking about mental health. The charity has partnered with Scottish clothing company Abandon Ship and together they want to create a safe space online for people to talk about mental health and ask questions. To “Start Talking” about mental health SeeMe are asking […]

What does risk mean?

A post from our Community Correspondent Elizabeth Cassidy Risk means… … that you take a chance, a leap of faith to do something you haven’t done before. Like, for instance, going that extra mile or even just getting off the bus a stop early ( or a stop later). Try something that you’ve done done […]

Meet our Community Correspondents: Elizabeth Cassidy

Where are you from? I live in the Commonwealth Village in the East End of Glasgow. Usain Bolt stayed in my house! Why are you interested in mental wellbeing? I have a son and a husband, that makes me want to have a future, in spite of my mental health problems. What makes you happy? […]