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‘Self Isolating Blues’ by the Purple Poncho Players

The Purple Poncho Players are a talented and truly unique group of performers. Made up of Glasgow Disability Alliance members, they use music, comedy and drama to share their lived experience and influence policy and decision-making. Their latest exciting project ‘Self Isolating Blues’, perfectly captures the Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 theme of kindness. As […]

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How to give yourself a Butterfly Hug!

A beautiful and helpful video from Trauma Busters, with Amelie demonstrating how we can give ourselves a ‘Butterfly Hug’. This is a self-soothing technique which can bring a sense of calm and help us to process difficult emotions. It might be particularly useful for anyone who is having to self isolate alone, who won’t be […]

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Episode 5 of the Mind Waves podcast is here – introducing ‘Clutter Chat’

Details of our latest episode of the Mind Waves podcast. It’s been a while since our last episode so we are extremely excited to be back, especially due to the fantastic feature we are sharing! Mind Waves Project Assistant Marie was lucky enough to spend an afternoon with Glasgow-based Clutter Chat, a project providing peer […]

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Long term conditions and poverty: a platform for the voices of lived experience

Information on the ‘Access to Good Quality Healthcare in Scotland’ event, a participatory event for those with experience of living with a long term condition on a low income. Background The Poverty Alliance in partnership with the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) are hosting a joint event to explore the issues of […]

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A new running group in Glasgow with a big vision – Find our more about Runfugee!

Information on Runfugee Running Club a brand new inclusive, relaxed and supportive group starting next soon. The purpose of Runfugee is to help and support refugees in the Glasgow area through running. The group’s founder Neil explains why he was motivated to set up the initiative: “Running is a great way to build friendships and […]

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Information on brand new ‘Mind and Draw’ sessions for October

Information on Mind and Draw, a Glasgow based arts project for the whole community. Recent Mind and Draw event Mind and Draw is a unique, accessible and inclusive project run by visual artist Garry Steven. The project provides workshops and sessions for people of all ages and abilities who want to draw, paint and be […]

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“A positive force for change” – Inverness hosts Recovery Walk Scotland 2019

Recovery Walk Scotland 2019 will take place in Inverness tomorrow 21st September. This article features some photo highlights of last year’s Glasgow event. Recovery Walk Scotland celebrates recovery from substance use and mental health issues and is designed to make recovery visible, understood as a positive force for change in Scotland. It is the largest […]

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How can we address body shame and weight stigma? Health and Social Care Academy hosting workshop on Thursday 19th September

Join the Alliance’s Health and Social Care Academy to discuss how services can promote health and body respect for all. The Academy is encouraging people and organisations to explore negative attitudes towards our own and others weight. These attitudes can lead to prejudice and poorer health, making weight stigma a public health concern. Their event […]

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‘Iranian living room in London’: a feature on award-winning photographer Hassan Nezamian #homeandwellbeing

The final post of our ‘Home and Wellbeing theme, featuring the work of Glasgow based award-winning photographer, photojournalist and documentary storyteller Hassan Nezamian. Hassan Nezamian Hassan – or Iman as he is more commonly known – is an exceptional musician as well as an award-winning photographer. Our project Assistant Marie was lucky enough to meet […]

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