What recovery means to me: watch the video from our workshop

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 […]

Five ways to survive Valentine’s Day

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 […]

I honestly feel like writing is saving my life

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 […]

Emma was sad, so we got a puppy: it’s not far from the truth

  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 […]

My dog Fidget forced me out the door in my darkest times

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 […]

It’s time to say goodbye to the myth of Blue Monday

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 […]

Two years on and still going strong. Why I quit alcohol.

  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 […]

The amazing pictures from our mindfulness and photography workshop at Kelvingrove

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 […]