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How meeting just one person has connected me into my community

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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What is recovery? New animation from @SRNtweet

What is mental health recovery? from Scottish Recovery Network on Vimeo. There as many different definitions of recovery as there are people in the world. We love this new animation from the Scottish Recovery Network that shows in a simple and engaging way that recovery is a reality, whatever it means to you. The film […]

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Puppy power: fighting depression with pet therapy

A post from @DrAlakbarov,  our newest Community Correspondent A recent academic study by Miami University found that pet-owners had higher levels of self-esteem and conscientiousness than non pet-owners, tended to be less lonely and less fearful, and were more extrovert and less preoccupied. Furthermore, there was no evidence that people’s relationships with their pets came […]

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