What if she doesn’t like me any more? Seeing my dearest friend for the first time after my mental illness
A post from our Community Correspondent Laura McGlinn I remember the moment I got the ...
The lovely people at Grow Wild are giving away thousands of packets of free ...
If you have a friend like this… the Olympic runner who stopped to walk her injured rival to the finish line
The Olympics is full of inspirational stories. Every medal ceremony is a triumph. There’s the ...
We’ve lifted the lid on the state of the nation’s relationships.@Relate_charity & @RelScot launch #TWWAN16 research today < Pls RT. pic.twitter.com/efy4dCJJqn — Relationships Scot (@RelScot) October 25, 2016 It’s difficult to know when we first started using the phrase “work-life balance”. The implication is that work is something separate from the rest of our […]
An international perspective on recovery from addiction from Cecelia at Recognition Works in the USA Making the choice to seek substance abuse treatment is a critical first step in the recovery process. It’s also one of the most difficult choices to make. Some people are ready, some people are not. For many, treatment is a one-time […]
At Mind Waves, we spend a lot of time talking about what makes life better. One thing that comes up over and over again is exercise. Whether it’s running like Robert, cycling like Rosie or gardening like the people at Rosebank Garden, there’s so much more to it than trying to lose weight. Exercise gets […]
We’ve been talking about what makes us feel good. We all agreed that there are certain big things that everybody needs, but beyond that, it’s the little things that make a difference. For Linda, it’s eating her favourite food: steak. It’s going to the cinema, it’s enjoying a good book. It’s not a lot to […]
We’ve been talking about what makes us feel good. Often it’s the simple things. For our Community Correspondent David Bradley, it’s as simple as walking home, watching the sky shift from grey to black and back. But knowing it won’t rain. We’ll be sharing the other simple pleasures that people contributed for #makesmefeelgood – we’d […]
Our Community Correspondent Robert Terry wrote this untitled poem about finding hope when we see so many upsetting stories in the news. my heart bleeds for Charlotte, North Carolina now it breaks for Burlington, Washington State and am moved too tears for the innocents slaughtered martyred in the name of fear Spiritual Angels accepting, […]
This Tuesday was the Alliance Self Management Awards: a celebration of people taking control of their lives and health. We love that the awards celebrate the networks of services and people that support self management, but were particularly excited by this year’s Individual Transformational Story of the Year Award. All three shortlisted entries were inspirational […]
A post from our Community Correspondent Emma Goodlad I think Buddy Boxes are a great idea. I can really relate to the joy of receiving a box of goodies, because the best thing I received was a personalised package from my own buddies who know me well and know how to cheer me up. […]
Every year, the Office of National Statistics asks people a series of simple questions: overall, how satisfied are you with your life nowadays? overall, to what extent do you feel the things you do in your life are worthwhile? overall, how happy did you feel yesterday? overall, how anxious did you feel yesterday? It’s all […]
A post from our Community Correspondent Robert Terry Friends drift in and out of your life, stay for a while or disappear for months or years and when they return, a true friend will always be welcome. They lift your mood when none other can. They’re the only one who can say how it is, […]