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Over the Wall Festival at Gartnavel Royal, Sat Aug 30, 12-4

If you’ve been feeling at loose end since the end of the Commonwealth Games, don’t worry, there’s lots of exciting stuff still happening in the city. A good place to start this Saturday 30 is at Gartnavel Royal Hospital. As part of their Art in the Gart programme, they’re running “Over the Wall”, which they […]

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What does resilience mean? Animation from @GCPH

This month, we are focusing on “resilience”. There is just a week left before our photography competition closes on August 29. To get you thinking about what resilience means and give you some inspiration for your photography, we love this short animation from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health: If this has given you food for […]

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Meet our Community Correspondents: Edward Davies

Where are you from? I’m based in Glasgow, but from Aberdeen Why do you care about mental health and wellbeing?  Mental wellbeing is an issue close to me which I have witnessed and experienced first hand. It is something that has been misunderstood and looked down on for too long. What can we expect from […]

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Community Correspondent John Dane

Meet our Community Correspondents: John Dane

  Where are you from? Nitshill in Glasgow. Why are you interested in wellbeing? I have depression, but I’m feeling so much better now than I was, because I’ve made connections with other people who have been through the same. That’s what I want to do for other people- I want to tell my stories […]

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Top tips for taking great photos on your smartphone

We’re running a photo competition,  looking for the best image that sums up “resilience”. Photographer @kierandhamilton ran a workshop for us to help you take great pictures with the equipment you carry in your pocket. Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it along. Here’s the slides from the workshop with some great top tips. Don’t forget […]

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Equality in Mental Health: new report from NHSGGC

No matter what your background or situation, mental health is a vital part of overall health and wellbeing. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde have produced their third annual report on equality in mental health  . The report includes some great case studies, both at individual and service level, from across the different equality strands. Alex MacKenzie, the […]

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Puf puf donuts: food that makes you feel good

Sometimes, the food that makes you feel best isn’t necessarily the “healthiest”. There’s nothing quite like tucking into something that reminds you of a happy time in your life or transports you to a far off land. At the Empire Cafe poetry cafe on Friday, as well as the brilliant spoken word, there was some […]

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Resilience is not “looking on the bright side”; it’s telling our demons to take a hike

Our Community Correspondent Edward Davies explains what resilience means to him They say resistance is useless. But there is a stark difference between resistance and the strong resilience within us. That shield, that potion of resilience which can drag us out of the deepest darkest hole, is the most difficult one to concoct. I believe […]

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What does resilience mean in your language?

If there’s one thing that requires resilience, it’s moving to a new country. Whether you move for positive reasons, or you’re forced to leave behind difficult circumstances, it can be lonely, daunting and exhausting. Our session this week with recent migrants at Radiant and Brighter  was like a masterclass in resilience. It was amazing to see everyone […]

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