Get the slides from our video and mental wellbeing workshop

Last week we held a free video and mental wellbeing workshop at the Health and Social Care Alliance. It was great to meet everyone who came along – we’re really excited to see the videos that they all come up with. Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it along on the day. Here are all […]

Why I love #boringselfcare

A guest post by Marie Gallagher (@FuzzyPeachGirl)  I recently came across Boring Self Care on Twitter and, delighted by the illustrations,  started folllowing the Instagram account of artist and mental health activist, Hannah Daisy (@makedaisychains). Hannah draws activity badges which take me back to my days as a Brownie Guide but thankfully, for these ones, […]

Get involved in Caring Conversations this May

SMHAF Renfrewshire is hosting the ‘Creative Conversations’ launch on Tuesday May 8th from 1-2pm  – an interactive creative showcase including some inspiring poetry performances as well as talks from key partner organisations See Me and Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. Most importantly there will also be a guided tour of the much anticipated Caring Conversations […]

My friend, grief

We are very proud to share this guest post by book blogger @kathmeista, reflecting on her personal experience of losing someone close to her.  This poem was originally published on her personal blog www.kathmeista.blogspot.co.uk  We’ve met a few times before, grief and I. Sometimes, it’s been a passing hello on the street. Occasionally, it’s been […]

Could a universal basic income make for a fairer Scotland?

Recently, a few of our Community Correspondents attended a screening of the Free Lunch Society: a film about the Universal Basic Income. The idea behind the film is that giving everyone a basic income, whether they are in employment or not, could lead to a fairer and more creative country. There was a mixed response from […]

The potting shed: my sanctuary by @stargazer1210

Community correspondent Laura needed a relaxing mindful place of her own. So she made one. Late last Summer I decided I needed a space! My space needed to give me comfort and safety, ground and inspire me, and let me connect with nature – with no said budget and extremely limited funds. But being great […]

Lena Dunham, panic attacks and getting back to feeling human: part 2 of a diary of antidepressant withdrawal

Our Community Correspondent Emma Goodlad @goodlademma shares part two of her diary of reducing her antidepressants The reality of reducing dosage of meds part 3…wide awake at 2am having a panic attack and not being able to stop crying. #myunfilteredlife #seemescotland @seemescotland #StartTalking #MentalHealth #AntiDepressants #SSRIwithdrawal #SSRI #Sertraline #depression #mentalillness #recovery #realityofdepression #nofilter #unfiltered A […]