Learn How To Review Feature Films at Our Free Workshop

I love movies. They inspire me and often offer much needed escapism. Some films even offer comfort and help me to relax, which I spoke about in an earlier post. Speaking to other people I’ve learned that I’m not alone. Many of us get a lot more from a film than just entertainment.  There is […]

#mymentalhealthin5words

This week the hashtag #mymentalhealthin5words has been trending on Twitter worldwide. People have really responded to it revealing a lot about themselves and where they’re at. It isn’t easy to open about about your mental health, but I’m not surprised this hashtag has gotten such a great response.. Social media, particularly channels like Twitter, can […]

Look After Your ‘Elf – 20 Christmas Self-Care Tips

Christmas means a lot of different things to different people. For many of us it can be stressful so it’s important not to let ourselves get overwhelmed or bogged down in expectations. We reached out to our correspondents to ask what tried and tested festive self-care tips they use to make the holidays as stress […]

Thank You To All Our Community Correspondents

As the year draws to a close we had our final correspondents meeting of 2017. It really was more a pre-Christmas party thought. We met some new faces, ate mince pies, pulled Christmas crackers, read out the daft jokes (wondered about frog themed prizes), and had a Christmas quiz. It was a lot of fun […]

Thoughtful Gifts that Keep on Giving

I probably don’t need to remind you that Christmas is nearly here. If you’re like me then you won’t have started gift shopping yet. You won’t even have a clear idea what to get people. Fortunately there is no shortage of gift inspiration guides available. But if you wanted to gift something a bit more […]

Taking the risk of being happy: a pessimistic Scot’s approach

A post from our Project Manager @rosiehopes My brother-in-law had a 1000 to one gambling win this week. Twenty grand, right before Christmas. Great news, isn’t it? Well, you’d think so, but when I contacted my sister to congratulate her, she wasn’t ready to celebrate. “I don’t like it,” she said. “Something bad will happen.” […]

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 […]