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At the Heart of Action – 25 Years of NDTi

The National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) is 25 years old. NDTi work with communities, health care professionals, and the government to help disabled people of all ages have more choice and control over their lives. They also work closely with our partner Outside the Box on Rural Wisdom, a community development project led by […]

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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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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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Young Minds – Looking Out for Kids Mental Wellbeing

Last week SAMH called for urgent action to support the mental wellbeing of young people. They say 1,838 young people were rejected from getting support from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the last three months. The World Health Organisation tells us worldwide 10-20% of children and adolescents experience mental illness. These are […]

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Free stress management group in Glasgow

Monday evenings, March 6th – April 17th, 6-8pm We’ve heard from a couple of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy trainees who are running a free stress management group as part of their training. They are welcoming people who are  having  difficulty with any of the following: anxiety, low mood, panic, sleep problems, stress Venue: Centre of Therapy 8 Newton […]

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Minibuses filled with our volunteers and older members, chatting, smiling and enjoying being together #journeys

A guest post from @FoodTrainScot Chief Executive Michelle McCrindle MBE At Food Train we’re on a perpetual journey, traveling together alongside hundreds of fantastic volunteers and older members as they make their way each day through life.  Some journeys are long; like the food we deliver to our customers can take months from seed to […]

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“When I was very ill, #knitting gave me a sense of accomplishment”

Our Correspondent @carriejwebb caught up with knitters at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival to ask them how knitting and mental wellbeing are connected. Here’s what they told her.    Karie Westermann @KarieBookish – Knitter, Designer and Writer I cannot remember not being able to knit. I was taught by my great-grandmother when I was around four. I […]

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We can use our knowledge and awareness to overcome #mentalhealth stigma

A post from Farrukh, who is a Co-Trainer with the GAMH Talking Mental Health project I became a Co-trainer with GAMH’s Talking about Mental Health project two years ago in 2013. The project involves people from black minority ethnic communities in designing and delivering mental health awareness workshops to help reduce stigma and build confidence in […]

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