Archive | Arts and creativity

“There is never a time to put away childish things…my shed is a tiny place to play in” – Lynn tells us why everyone needs a den

We are very excited to present this guest post by Lynn Blair, lecturer and writer who home-educates four girls. She has been published in numerous anthologies by the Scottish Book Trust and Mother’s Milk books. On Twitter she’s @verbisan and on Instagram @verbisanpix. The sun’s setting and I’m just beginning my work. I can hear […]

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Top tips for blogging about mental well-being

Slideshow 8 on Biteable. Last week we hosted our ‘Blogging about mental well-being’ workshop in Glasgow.  Our participants came from a wide range of backgrounds, with some attending on behalf of their organisation and others wishing to write in a personal capacity. It was great to hear from Community Correspondent Emma Goodlad  about the impact […]

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Top tips for making videos about mental health and wellbeing

Making videos about MH on Biteable. This week, we hosted a Mind Waves workshop on video and wellbeing. We had a fantastic turnout, with some brilliant participants who brought a wide range of experience. At the end of the session, we asked them to share something they’d learned. Here’s what they told us: Be yourself- […]

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Why I love #boringselfcare

A guest post by Marie Gallagher (@FuzzyPeachGirl)  I recently came across Boring Self Care on Twitter and, delighted by the illustrations,  started folllowing the Instagram account of artist and mental health activist, Hannah Daisy (@makedaisychains). Hannah draws activity badges which take me back to my days as a Brownie Guide but thankfully, for these ones, […]

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Get involved in Caring Conversations this May

SMHAF Renfrewshire is hosting the ‘Creative Conversations’ launch on Tuesday May 8th from 1-2pm  – an interactive creative showcase including some inspiring poetry performances as well as talks from key partner organisations See Me and Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. Most importantly there will also be a guided tour of the much anticipated Caring Conversations […]

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Art for Wellbeing with LGBT Health

LGBT Health and Wellbeing Glasgow is hosting the first Art for Wellbeing class of 2018 this coming Monday (22 Jan). Art can play a big role in recovery and these sessions are perfect for folk to start out getting creative in a supportive and friendly atmosphere. No artistic experience is necessary to come along and […]

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