Archive | September, 2017

13 Inspirational Songs from Marilena

Community correspondent Marilena loves music, and finds a lot of positive messages in her favourite songs.  She has created a mix-tape of 13 songs with interpretations of the positive life messages to be found in each.   Gratitude Thank U by Alanis Morissette My understanding and my interpretation is in relation to Alanis’ experience in […]

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Lanarkshire Tackles Mental Health Stigma Head On

From 26 to 29 September Hairmyres Hospital in partnership with See Me is hosting a series of events designed to tackle mental health stigma in a health and social care setting. To date the work of Lanarkshire Recovery Network has attracted over 500 pledges of support across the county’s from NHS units, community groups, churches, […]

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Testers Wanted for New Happiness App

Expressing gratitude for the good things in your life, and focusing less on the things that perhaps aren’t so good, can boost personal happiness. This can be challenging habit to put into practice though. Help is at hand because Action for Happiness is helping to develop and launch a new app called Gratitude. The app […]

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An Interview with Joe Djalani

Early this September we attended the GAMH run Art of Recovery event at Bellahouston Park. It was a wonderful day (despite the rain), we got a chance to meet various interesting people involved in art therapy and recovery. As promised we’re proud to present an interview from the day. Joe Djalani, a Glasgow based musician […]

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7 Picks of (mostly) Free Events at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017

The 2017 Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival is nearly upon us, and the theme this year is Reclaim. This theme has inspired the work of artists from Scotland and beyond. There will be over 300 events held across the country from 10 – 29 October. We have selected 7 (mostly) free highlights of the 2017 […]

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At the Heart of Action – 25 Years of NDTi

The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) is 25 years old. NDTi work with communities, health care professionals, and the government to help disabled people of all ages have more choice and control over their lives. They also work closely with our partner Outside the Box on Rural Wisdom, a community development project led by […]

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Meet our Community Correspondents: Andrea O’Rourke

What’s your name and where do you come from? My name is Andrea O’Rourke and I live in Erskine but was born and bred in Maryhill. Why are you interested in mental wellbeing? I  am interested In mental wellbeing as I have lived with anxiety problems for many, many years, and I suffered from depression […]

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