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? […]

Talking about Recovery: peer-led networks in Glasgow

Our friends at the Scottish Recovery Network (SRN) and the Greater Glasgow Mental Health Network (MHNGG) want to establish resilient, sustainable and peer-led recovery networks across Glasgow and surrounding areas. They need your help to do this. They’re holding a series of conversation cafe events for people who are interested in promoting good mental health, […]

Event: Scottish Women -How Should We Celebrate Them? – 10 November

Paisley Townscape Heritage and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme is holding a workshop at Paisley Arts Centre on Fri 10th Nov  called ‘Scottish Women – how should we celebrate them?’ The workshop will be led by The History Girls Frae Glasgow and will explore the lack of public commemoration dedicated to women. Tickets are limited so […]

Meet Our Community Correspondents: Angela McCrimmon

What’s your name and where do you come from? My name is Angela McCrimmon and I am from Livingston, West Lothian. Why are you interested in mental wellbeing? Firstly because I believe in taking responsibility for my own mental health and having a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder means I have to have a lot of […]

Event – Luv Esther at St. Matthew’s Paisley, 27th October

As part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017 St Matthew’s Church Paisley Presents ‘Luv Esther’ a West End style musical  about a young refugee seeker. Luv Esther is based on the Biblical story of Esther. It tells the story of Esther, a young refugee who makes a huge difference in her nation and […]

Free Four Week Digital Skills Workshop

Love them or hate them, computers are an important part of life. They help us to stay connected with friends and family, meet new people, join groups or societies, buy things or holidays cheaper, learn new skills or take up new hobbies, and importantly apply for jobs or benefits. So we thought it would be […]

The Elephant in the Room – a Blog from Marilena

The obvious problem and the obvious solution. Empathy is a genuine response that connects us with others and helps us understand others’ feelings but also brings closer to the idea of shared humanity. Without empathy, undoubtedly, this world would be a very hostile place to live in. It is indeed very comforting to be sure […]

Progression Through Risk

This is a post on the current theme of risk from community correspondent Marilena. As an overprotected, only-child coming from a Greek family, I am not sure that I am the right person to speak about taking risks. I was never really encouraged to take risks in life and many times the outcomes were at […]