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 […]
Archive | July, 2016
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 […]
My feel-good playlist: just making the decision to play a happy song can make me feel better
A post from our Community Correspondent Marilena Balagianni It is indisputable that music affects our mood and anyone on this planet can confirm this. The type of music we choose to listen to always represents a part of ourselves. Both melody and lyrics are powerful to how a song makes us feel. How […]
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 […]
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 […]
Win prizes for your creative take on wellbeing @AllianceScotland
Do you have a creative streak that you could use to express your views on health and wellbeing? If so, the Health and Social Care Academy would like to hear from you as part of their second annual Creative Competition – titled ‘Voices of the Experts’. Last summer’s competition attracted an impressive 120 entries from […]
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 […]
It’s so easy to ignore what’s good for you
Lizzie Barclay, Founder of Write Mynd, shares her story of mental wellbeing in a digital age I’ve always been a big fan of writing things down. Obvious things like shopping lists, things to do, ideas. But less obvious things too, like dreams, things I’m grateful for, friends I wouldn’t trust with a secret. It’s therapeutic […]
What if I ask if someone is okay… and they say “no”? #powerofokay
The latest brilliant video from @seemescotland asks and answers a really important question: What if I ask if someone is okay and they say “no”? The film builds on their #powerofokay campaign that encouraged people in workplaces not to shy away from asking if colleagues or staff if they are okay. It’s great to see […]
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 […]