Our Community Correspondent John Dane explains how connecting with just one person has opened up his community. I’m involved with a project through Theatre Nemo, called Join the Dots. A couple of weeks ago, they had a silent disco, run by a woman called Gillian. We got talking and it turned out she was running […]
Archive | June, 2018
Join Mindwaves for a mindfulness and storytelling workshop on Thursday 12th July
We are delighted to be hosting this free workshop which takes place in Glasgow on Thursday 12th July from 1.30-4.30pm . It is open to anyone who has an interest in mental health, whether you have lived experience, you are a carer or your work is related to wellbeing. The session will be an opportunity […]
Pride Outside Glasgow: LGBTQI+ Community Wellbeing Day on Saturday 30th June
Those who identify as LGBTQI+ along with family, friends and the local community are warmly invited to Pride Outside Glasgow, an event funded by the Forestry Commission. This fun and relaxing day takes place in Auchenshuggle Woods, Glasgow on Saturday 30th June from 12-4pm. Join in with a wide range of free activities including workshops […]
There are more ways than ever to stay in touch, but does it make us more connected?
Another lovely post from our Community Correspondent Maureen Gilmour who believes the lost art of letter writing might help us connect with each other in a more meaningful way. The connection we have with others is like the ripples made by a pebble dropped into a pond. We are connected by the relationships we have […]
5 things those of us with long term mental and physical conditions have in common
As part of our ‘connections’ theme, Marie explores the importance of understanding our shared experience when it comes to mental and physical health conditions. Lack of understanding around mental health is often highlighted using the analogy of acute physical ailments such as a broken leg or the flu. It can be a useful comparison – […]
Finding a professional you can connect with makes all the difference
An short animation featuring the insightful and positive words of one of our Community Correspondents. Connections (copy) on Biteable.
Connectedness – Maureen explores how we piece together the bigger picture of our lives
A thought-provoking post from our Community Correspondent Maureen Gilmour. Pieces of our jigsaw fall into place as we go through life. Each piece joined together, connect to make the bigger picture that is our life. It’s finding the correct piece of jigsaw at each stage that gives us that connection that we desperately seek. The connection […]
“I can spend time chatting with smaller groups of people whilst also having the opportunity for quality time on my own” – Kenny finds the perfect balance at Wauchope Community Garden
Today we present the last in our series of guest blogs from leading health and social care charity, Carr Gomm as part of our ‘connections’ theme. Thank you to Kenny for sharing his story, showing how getting involved in a simple activity can have a knock on effect on all areas of our lives. The […]
If we really want to connect with teenagers about their mental health, let’s stop stereotyping them
As part of our ‘connections’ theme Marie talks about the importance of taking young people’s mental health seriously, no matter how they choose to communicate about it. Scottish actor and comedian Karen Dunbar spoke at the TED X conference in Glasgow last weekend and one particular quote from her talk was celebrated widely on social […]
‘Feeling with someone’- the difference between empathy and sympathy
We just had to share this as part of our current theme of ‘connections’….The inspiring, funny and insightful words of vulnerability expert Dr. Brene Brown have been beautifully animated in this short video by The RSA.