There’s always plenty happening in Glasgow, but it can be a bit daunting to go along on your own. LGBT Age offer group outings, where you can get together with other people over 50 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. The next big day out is to the World Pipe Band Championships at […]
Archive | July, 2015
What would make NHS mental health care in Scotland better?
If you have used NHS mental health services, you will have an opinion on what’s working- and what’s not. This Friday, July 31, the Liberal Democrat MSP Liam Hume is hosting a mental health summit at the Scottish Parliament. It’s a chance for staff and people who have used NHS services to have their say and […]
# growing pains
A poem from our Community Correspondent Robert Terry #growing pains the sense of Self that’s you or me, we bring it to this life? from womb to grave, looking to save ‘n’ continue My self Your self willing dreaming along the way, my Self your Self ingrained engraved, battle scarred & hardened fundamentals unchanged You […]
Two left feet week: dance yourself happy
“Dance: even if you have nowhere to do it but in your own living room.” Baz Luhrmann, Sunscreen It seems there is an awareness day for just about everything in the world. As well as the biggies like World Aids Day and Mental Health Awareness month, there’s potato day, talk-like-a-pirate day and – of course […]
Get inspired to host an event for Self Management Week
The sixth Self Management Week is fast approaching, running between 28th September and 2nd October 2015. If you are considering hosting any kind of event to celebrate, promote and champion self management but need a bit of inspiration or support to promote, join our friends at @selfmgmtscot at one of our Inspiring Each Other: Self […]
Calling lone parents in Glasgow: what would make your life better?
If you are bringing up kids on your own, you’ll know all about what makes it great and what makes it tough. The recent budget is full of confusing promises, which are suppose to make it easier to work , but we all worry will just make us poorer. What seems to be missing in […]
To all my friends. Here’s how you can help after my dad’s death.
A post from Daryl Gove, whose father Stephen died recently To all my beautiful friends that have been so so lovely to me over the last few weeks. Thank you for all your love. Thank you for those who came to the funeral, and those who helped us all in so many ways. And […]
Are Londoners horrible? I don’t know, but Glaswegians definitely are not
A post from our Project Manager Rosie McIntosh @rosiehopes This video has popped up a good few times in my facebook feed. Have a look: it shows people in need of help, then congratulates those who provide it with a dance. It’s set in London and part of the appeal of the video is the […]
Joining a gym helped me find myself, and provided an escape from the pit of depression
A post from our Community Correspondent Emma Joanne Wilson @offwhitecoat It is a common thing to hear people say that taking regular exercise is beneficial to mental wellbeing. Sure, I could see the logic in it, of course but it never really clicked with me as something I could see myself doing. Mid-May I […]
How to stay, or get, happy in later life #happinesshabitsWIP
In some cultures, older people are respected, revered even. In ours, not so much. Everywhere we go, we see images of young beautiful people, anti-ageing products, older people referred to as “dinosaurs” or as a burden. The little media coverage that older people do receive tends to focus on what’s difficult: loneliness, dementia, social care. […]