Archive | July, 2016

Body dissatisfaction is an epidemic: this photo resonates with my feelings about my own post-surgery body

A post from our Community Correspondent Lorna Cosh ‘Monster’ by Jo Spence resonates with  my emotions about my body. Jo Spence was a feminist photographer who sadly died in 1992, a month before her 58th Birthday. In 1982 Jo was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her previous work– weddings, family portraits and acting portfolios – gave […]

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Where do we score on the Happy Planet Index?

  “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” We’re used to seeing league tables. Whether it’s sports, the economy or educational attainment, there’s always someone or something that sits at the top. And we always want to know where we fit into the picture. Globally, we tend to see countries ranking economically, using […]

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How can we make Glasgow’s communities suicide safer?

A guest post from Carolyn Wood about her work on how we can reduce the risk of suicide in our communities What do you think would make your community suicide safer? After a good few months of consulting with communities, going through all the stories and then pulling out the top 7 priority areas for suicide […]

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Join the #MentalHealthTimeOut twitter chat on July 26

12.30-1.30 – July 26 #MentalHealthTimeOut There’s been a lot of talk about mental health in the workplace here in Scotland, with campaigns such as See Me recently shining more light on the subject through their recent “The Power of Okay” film. If you work or volunteer in the third sector you’ll know that charities and […]

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The food bank that centres around a shared meal, not dried food parcels

This week, we’ve been at Woodlands Community Garden, running a social media workshop to help them share their wellbeing stories online. We love this video that they have produced about their pop-up cafe. It offers an alternative and complementary approach to standard food banks.  As well as providing a nutritious meal, the cafe brings people […]

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Happy birthday Write to Recovery!

This month Write to Recovery celebrated two years of supporting people to develop and share personal stories of mental health and recovery. Write to Recovery, which is part of the Scottish Recovery Network, aims to empower people affected by mental health problems to experience recovery by creating and taking control of their own story. It […]

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