“Things had moved on, it felt overwhelming” Amira shares her story with the Mums Returning To Work project

The Mums Returning to Work project by Outside the Box is highlighting the issues faced by a huge amount of women during pregnancy, as well as during and after maternity leave. The Equality and Human Rights Commission found that in the U.K: 77% of mums had a negative of discriminatory experience during pregnancy, maternity leave […]

“Don’t dismiss our stress just because we’re young. We deal with a lot too” – tips on supporting young people to deal with stress #NoWrongPath #SQAResultsDay

Yesterday was SQA results day and, whatever was in the envelop (or text message!), most young people feel a heavy weight of expectation. We worked with amazing young people from GAMH Young Carers Group a while back, helping them make animations on what was important to them. Several of the group wanted to feel heard […]

Free photography course in Glasgow for anyone with personal experience of homelessness or housing issues #homeandwellbeing

Today on the blog we’re sharing information on an exciting opportunity delivered by Open Aye CIC for Shelter Scotland. The organisations are running a FREE photography course for anyone with personal experience of homelessness or housing issues. There will be 6 workshops in total, each running from 11am-3pm. The course will begin on 10th September […]

How can two years of rubbish fit into one small glass jar? Watch this short film about Zero Waste Girl to find out!

The third in Project Assistant Marie’s blog series as part of our ‘Home and Wellbeing’ theme. I recently discovered the Trash is for Tossers project and blog by American environmental activist Lauren Singer. Although her lifestyle seems quite extreme, she has so many inspiring and cost effective ideas for living more sustainably. I like that […]

‘The importance of self care for carers’ – an infographic for carers and their support networks

Thank you to Be Independent Home Care for this guest post on self care for carers, featuring an extremely helpful infographic for carers and those around them. This includes simple things that carers can take time to do for themselves and, importantly, how others can empower carers to look after their own wellbeing. Caregiving can […]

‘Making our lives richer by connecting with others’ – Part 2 of Marie’s sustainability series #homeandwellbeing

In the first post of my blog series, I mentioned that, ultimately, my own individual actions might not have a huge impact on climate change but that doesn’t stop me wanting to play my part. It feels good to me to live in a way that reflects my values. However, it would be good to […]

Housing First Scotland – ‘getting right alongside people to help them make their house a home’

Today, Inside Housing have published an insightful and encouraging article by Martin Armstrong, Chief Executive of the Wheatley Group. With current levels of homelessness in Scotland shamefully high, he outlines how the ‘Housing First’ model could be a game changer, supporting more people to access and maintain their own homes. Martin explains that Housing First […]

Coorie in! – COPE Scotland explore Scotland’s answer to Hygge (and it doesn’t cost the earth) #homeandwellbeing

We’ve all heard of Hygge – the ‘Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of cosiness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment’. We’ve read the books, eyed up the expensive candles and admired the Pins and Instagram pics. It seems that the concept has become more about commercial gain than simplicity and […]