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Community Correspondent John celebrates 40 years of GAMH with an inspirational poem

This year, Glasgow Association for Mental Health celebrates 40 years of promoting mental health and wellbeing of people in their communities. Our Community Correspondent John has marked the occasion with some powerful and uplifting poetry, emphasising how the organisation’s strong vision and local services have continually flourished since 1978. Forty It’s forty years ago today […]

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‘Democracy Matters’ – the Scottish Government needs your views on how decisions should be made in your community

The Scottish Government are currently taking forward a ‘local governance review’. This means they are looking into how decisions are made in our local communities (e.g. about how money is spent and the way services are provided). They want to find out if there are ways these decision- making processes could be improved. As part […]

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The Self Management Awards 2018 are still open for nominations…but not for long!

The Health and Social Care Alliance are celebrating excellence in self management work across Scotland. Here is some important information about how you can contribute! The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland are hosting Scotland’s Self Management Awards during Self Management Week 2018 (1st – 5th October). The Awards celebrate examples of good practice and […]

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A brand new creative project helping care experienced young people to ‘flourish and achieve’

We are delighted to share this information, released this week by The Life Changes Trust, about an innovative new project within Polmont Young Offenders Institute. A new project to support care experienced young people in Polmont young offenders institute has been launched, thanks to a £142,000 grant from Scottish charity the Life Changes Trust. The […]

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Sign up for our free podcasting workshop on Monday July 30

Monday July 30, 1.30- 4.30 The ALLIANCE, 349 Bath Street Glasgow Book now Join Mind Waves for our latest skills workshop, looking at how we can use podcasting to share and explore ideas around mental health and wellbeing. Our latest free, practical workshop is open to anyone with an interest in mental wellbeing, whether you […]

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Connections – do boundaries help us or hold us back?

In light of current national and global issues, Marie looks at the impact of borders on our daily lives. In recent weeks and months, the news has been dominated by issues around boundaries being drawn and redrawn – Brexit negotiations; the horrific reports of Mexican children being removed from their families at the US border; […]

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Write to Recovery is a mental health success story!

This month marks the fourth birthday of the Scottish Recovery Network’s (SRN) story sharing project Write to Recovery. As part of our ‘connections’ theme, their guest blog explains how connecting with our emotions and other people’s experiences through writing can be a powerful tool for change. Since launching in 2014 the project has engaged with […]

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Pride Outside Glasgow

Marie shares highlights from the brilliant Pride Outside event on Saturday 30th June. My family and I had an absolutely lovely afternoon at Pride Outside in Auchenshuggle in Glasgow this weekend. Organised by the Forestry Commission and Operation Play Outdoors, it was a celebration of Pride Month and a chance for LGBTI+ folk along with […]

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How meeting just one person has connected me into my community

Our Community Correspondent John Dane explains how connecting with just one person has opened up his community. I’m involved with a project through Theatre Nemo, called Join the Dots. A couple of weeks ago, they had a silent disco, run by a woman called Gillian. We got talking and it turned out she was running […]

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Join Mindwaves for a mindfulness and storytelling workshop on Thursday 12th July

We are delighted to be hosting this free workshop which takes place in Glasgow on Thursday 12th July from 1.30-4.30pm . It is open to anyone who has an interest in mental health, whether you have lived experience, you are a carer or your work is related to wellbeing. The session will be an opportunity […]

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