A massive thank you to everyone who came along to yesterday’s blogging workshop we ran ...
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 ...
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A poem from our Community Correspondent Tony Rea Sniper Attack – Part 3 First of all; I forgive you Joy so hang around cause this clown ain’t gonna wear one more frown. And pain? HaHaHaHaHaHaHeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee – A shout out to you, you ain’t no Cain! You’re just a silly stain and I’m gonna wash you […]
At the end of last year, we worked with the Scottish Recovery Network to put together a workshop on blogging about recovery. We asked a simple question: What does recovery mean to you? We were really quite taken aback by the response to the workshop. We offered 15 places, but twice as many people wanted […]
A repost from our Project Manager @rosiehopes Do you know what? I don’t know if I’ve ever met someone who likes Valentine’s Day. If you’re single, you feel lonely. If you’re in a relationship, you feel inadequate. If you’ve just broken up… don’t even think about it. Of course, your mental wellbeing can take a […]
On #timetotalkday, our Community Correspondent Laura McGlinn writes about the importance of talking about mental health at work For a start most of us we spend more time with our co-workers than most people in our life. We all have a life outside of work and within. But, do you really know what is going […]
Angela McCrimmon, author of “Can You Hear Me Now? Finding My Voice In A System That Stole It”, tells us what recovery means to her. I had to stop and still my mind to think of 5 things that recovery means to me. Simply because I can actually think of 500! If I had been […]
A post from our Community Correspondent Emma Goodlad @GoodladEmma This is my dog Remus – no, not named after one of the fabled founder brothers of Rome, or one of the planets in Star Trek (although as a recently converted trekky I do like that reference). Obviously it’s not as cool as either of […]
I’ve been wanting my own dog for so long, but this was heightened when life’s setbacks put an end to my dream of having my own children. It was completely out of my control and a very, very sad time. It certainly contributed to the breakdown of my mental wellbeing. Well, a deposit was placed […]
A re-post from our Project Manager Rosie McIntosh @rosiehopes It’s become tradition to fear “Blue Monday”, the third Monday of January, which apparently is the most depressing day of the year. Once again the media is full of stories about why it is so depressing. It makes sense. Over Christmas we’ve spent all our money, gained […]
A re-post of an anonymous blog from one of our Community Correspondents Last year was a big year for me – I decided to begin to put myself out of my comfort zone, buying my first house and exercising much more frequently. At first I didn’t give up drinking for any particularly valiant reason. In […]
As part of our latest series of workshops, our volunteer Community Correspondent Laura McGlinn ran a session on mindfulness and photography at Kelvingrove Art Gallery. Laura found both mindfulness and photography really helpful in her own recovery and wanted to share what she’d learned with other people. The workshop was great: there was a real […]