Archive | Mental wellbeing

7 Picks of (mostly) Free Events at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival 2017

The 2017 Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival is nearly upon us, and the theme this year is Reclaim. This theme has inspired the work of artists from Scotland and beyond. There will be over 300 events held across the country from 10 – 29 October. We have selected 7 (mostly) free highlights of the 2017 […]

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Pet Therapy

Something I’ve often felt shame about is my teeth. From the slightly crooked childhood teeth to the train track metal brace and the playground teasing. Which left me often feeling sad.  Until they’re off and I’m a teenager . Then, wow! Compliments on how great my teeth look, so straight and white. I was always […]

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The Power of Pets

Recently, it was National Cat Day (8 August). I celebrated by swiping everything off my desk and pushing my bum into people’s faces… OK, maybe not. The day got me thinking about how I’d love to have a pet again. A couple of years back my partner and I were cat foster parents. Not many […]

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Changing for the Best

A post from our Community Correspondent Marilena Balagianni When thinking about change the first thing that comes to my mind is how habitual our species is and how we fail to recognise this. Although we can change, it is more probable to keep doing the things we do not want to do , instead of […]

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A Piece of My Mind

Here is a brand new piece on pieces from community correspondent Laura McGlinn/@stargazer1210 Recently I’ve thrown myself into attending various Mental Health seminars and conferences to educate myself and enable me to improve the quality of life for others within my voluntary work throughout various organisations. Most of the seminars provide sandwiches for lunch which […]

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Putting Mental Health Centre Stage in Public Life

Research shows that becoming more involved in your community can help recovery by widening life experiences and connections and giving us a new purpose. A new project is aiming to break down some of the barriers which prevent people from getting involved in public life when they are struggling with their mental health. Public Life […]

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