Author Archive | Maddy Docherty

Self-care: corporate scam or political act?

This week, we’re taking a look at the concept of self-care and the ways that its definition has changed since the words inception.  The concept of self-care originated in the 1950s among the medical community. The concept of person-centred care was becoming popular in medicine, and medical staff began to think about ways to improve […]

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Mental health stigma for students – Vote in Think Positive poll and sign up to help shape a Student Mental Health Campaign!

Think Positive, a Scottish government funded student health project at NUS Scotland, (National Union of Students) are working with students to coproduce a National Student Mental Health campaign! The idea for this campaign was brought about after Think Positive commissioned research to evaluate the effectiveness of student mental health support in Scotland, and one of […]

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New year, new me: Helpful or harmful?

We’re almost halfway through January now, and I’m sure that those of us who made resolutions at the end of last year are either stuck into their new routines, or in the process of giving up. Whether you resolved to try Dry January again, dusted off your running trainers in a bid to get more […]

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Some of my favourite posts from 2022!

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all winding down by now and looking forward to some time to rest, be with loved ones and eat nice food. For the last post of the year, I thought I would gather some of my favourite blog posts of the year and link to them here, in case you […]

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Staying positive during the winter months: Tips for winter wellness from Hilda

This week on the blog we’re continuing to share tips and stories around looking after your mental health in the winter. We have some words from Hilda, one of our longtime Community Correspondents and chief executive of COPE Scotland. She talks about the negative effects of the clocks changing, the difficulty of finding words to articulate these […]

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Staying positive during the winter months

I thought that this week on the blog it might be useful to share some ways to stay positive during the darker and colder months. Winter can be a hard time for a lot of people due to lack of sunlight and lower temperatures, and despite an unusually warm November, I think it’s time for […]

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