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Our friends from GAMH will be part of the Health and Wellbeing Zone at SCVO organised 2018 The Gathering event. The Gathering welcomes thousands of people from the third sector to meet to share their work. The public are more than welcome to come along and find out more about what charities, community groups, and […]
I love movies. They inspire me and often offer much needed escapism. Some films even offer comfort and help me to relax, which I spoke about in an earlier post. Speaking to other people I’ve learned that I’m not alone. Many of us get a lot more from a film than just entertainment. There is […]
This week the hashtag #mymentalhealthin5words has been trending on Twitter worldwide. People have really responded to it revealing a lot about themselves and where they’re at. It isn’t easy to open about about your mental health, but I’m not surprised this hashtag has gotten such a great response.. Social media, particularly channels like Twitter, can […]
Christmas means a lot of different things to different people. For many of us it can be stressful so it’s important not to let ourselves get overwhelmed or bogged down in expectations. We reached out to our correspondents to ask what tried and tested festive self-care tips they use to make the holidays as stress […]
As the year draws to a close we had our final correspondents meeting of 2017. It really was more a pre-Christmas party thought. We met some new faces, ate mince pies, pulled Christmas crackers, read out the daft jokes (wondered about frog themed prizes), and had a Christmas quiz. It was a lot of fun […]
The idea that technology can help people with their mental health has starting picking up a lot of interest. I personally have used the Head Space app, which offers a small dose of daily mindful meditation. I think it’s a cool idea and I know there are many other apps and digital tools that aim […]
I probably don’t need to remind you that Christmas is nearly here. If you’re like me then you won’t have started gift shopping yet. You won’t even have a clear idea what to get people. Fortunately there is no shortage of gift inspiration guides available. But if you wanted to gift something a bit more […]
A post from our Project Manager @rosiehopes My brother-in-law had a 1000 to one gambling win this week. Twenty grand, right before Christmas. Great news, isn’t it? Well, you’d think so, but when I contacted my sister to congratulate her, she wasn’t ready to celebrate. “I don’t like it,” she said. “Something bad will happen.” […]
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 […]