Archive | November, 2017

The Beauty of Kindness

Earlier this month (13 November) was World Kindness Day. With this and Christmas fast approaching, I’ve been thinking a lot about kindness and what it means to be kind. People have long understood the benefits of kindness for wellbeing. In recent years mental health experts have focused a lot on the topic, and a much […]

Continue Reading 1

Strange Land

A poem about Risk from our Community Correspondent Derek Read It was a strange initiation, into this other world, this dark and forbidden world of touch and, be touched and finding ourselves and “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours” I can’t remember who touched first and on what occasion, the exploration of […]

Continue Reading 0

SeeMe #Passthebadge Campaign

SeeMe has launched #PasstheBadge, a new digital campaign encouraging people to get talking about mental health. The charity has partnered with Scottish clothing company Abandon Ship and together they want to create a safe space online for people to talk about mental health and ask questions. To “Start Talking” about mental health SeeMe are asking […]

Continue Reading 0

What does risk mean?

A post from our Community Correspondent Elizabeth Cassidy Risk means… … that you take a chance, a leap of faith to do something you haven’t done before. Like, for instance, going that extra mile or even just getting off the bus a stop early ( or a stop later). Try something that you’ve done done […]

Continue Reading 0

CHEX Seeks Your Contributions for ScotGov Strategy for Healthier Future

The Community Health Exchange (CHEX) is making a contribution to the Scottish Governments consultation document ‘A Healthier Future – Action and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight’. The consultation will run from 26 October to 31 January and CHEX welcomes your addition to what they say. If you’d like to get involved in shaping […]

Continue Reading 0

6 Practical Self-Care Tips

Last week was NHS Self-Care week (Nov 13-19). We were encouraged to stop and take some time to think about our health and wellbeing. The NHS provided a bunch of great resources to help with things including losing weight, cutting down on alcohol, stopping smoking, and making most of your pharmacist. All these guides are […]

Continue Reading 0

Risk Assessment – by Robert Terry

A new post from community correspondent Robert Terry on the theme of Risk. A sense of risk underestimated Risk ignoring your senses The risk of self-deception Risk always at large Minimise your risk of being alone What’s the risk of being happy Challenge taboos & risk ruination Risk upsetting the status quo Risk inciting the […]

Continue Reading 0