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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 […]

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6 Practical Self-Care Tips

It is NHS Self-Care week (Nov 13-19). We’re 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 very useful […]

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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 […]

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Risky Business – A Poem by Angela

Read a new poem on the theme of Risk from community correspondent Angela McCrimmon We’re too afraid to take a risk for fear that we might fail, We refuse to jump onboard too afraid we might derail, We seem to live our lives with only half a heart, We feel the negativity before we even […]

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Talking about Recovery: peer-led networks in Glasgow

Our friends at the Scottish Recovery Network (SRN) and the Greater Glasgow Mental Health Network (MHNGG) want to establish resilient, sustainable and peer-led recovery networks across Glasgow and surrounding areas. They need your help to do this. They’re holding a series of conversation cafe events for people who are interested in promoting good mental health, […]

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Meet Our Community Correspondents: Angela McCrimmon

What’s your name and where do you come from? My name is Angela McCrimmon and I am from Livingston, West Lothian. Why are you interested in mental wellbeing? Firstly because I believe in taking responsibility for my own mental health and having a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder means I have to have a lot of […]

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