I probably don’t need to remind you that Christmas is nearly here. If you’re like ...
A post from our Project Manager @rosiehopes My brother-in-law had a 1000 to one gambling ...
Last week was NHS Self-Care week (Nov 13-19). We were encouraged to stop and take ...
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 […]
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 […]
A film about our Community Correspondent Paula McGuire, by our Project Manager @rosiehopes As parents, it’s natural to want to protect our children. Paula McGuire was a quiet, timid child. Her parents loved her so much that they protected her from all the things she was afraid of… and it turned out that she was […]
Many of us turn our thoughts to people less fortunate at Christmas time. As they say it is the reason for the season after all. So we thought it’d be helpful to revisit a very popular post from a couple of years back about volunteering at Christmas. When we wrote the last post we learned […]
A poem about Risk from our Community Correspondent Derek Read It was a strange initiation, into this other world, this dark and forbidden world of touch and, be touched and finding ourselves and “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours” I can’t remember who touched first and on what occasion, the exploration of […]
Mental health is a big issue in social care. Some people receive support because of mental illness; many others experience mental health problems alongside other conditions. There is also a very real impact on the mental health of the people who work in social care. A new report from Scottish Care looks at the experiences […]
SeeMe has launched #PasstheBadge, a new digital campaign encouraging people to get talking about mental health. The charity has partnered with Scottish clothing company Abandon Ship and together they want to create a safe space online for people to talk about mental health and ask questions. To “Start Talking” about mental health SeeMe are asking […]
A post from our Community Correspondent Elizabeth Cassidy Risk means… … that you take a chance, a leap of faith to do something you haven’t done before. Like, for instance, going that extra mile or even just getting off the bus a stop early ( or a stop later). Try something that you’ve done done […]
The Community Health Exchange (CHEX) is making a contribution to the Scottish Governments consultation document ‘A Healthier Future – Action and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight’. The consultation will run from 26 October to 31 January and CHEX welcomes your addition to what they say. If you’d like to get involved in shaping […]
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? […]