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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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Happy New Year

Outside the Box has hosted the first stage of the Mind Waves project and our role has now finished.  NHS GGC will be confirming the new arrangements for Mind Waves soon. We would like to wish everyone well for the next stage of Mind Waves – a new year and new developments. All the best […]

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Rosebank Garden

The Rosebank Garden is a new allotment based support service in Kirkintilloch. It was officially opened in August by members of East Dunbartonshire Council, local dignitaries as well as River City actress Libby McArthur. Carr Gomm manages part of the site and facilitates sessions on behalf of East Dunbartonshire Council. We are using gardening and […]

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International Social Media Event

In early November, the International Social Media event was held at Impact Arts.  There were different speakers, among them Trevor Lakey who talked about Mind Waves.  There were many comments after his speech which have been put into rap/poem format by the Mind Waves team. Comments from international social media event #commedia13 Mental Health Take […]

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