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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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What happens when you start a choir in a forensic psychiatric unit?

  When you picture a choir, the first image that comes to mind isn’t of patients in a forensic psychiatric unit harmonising alongside the staff. But that’s exactly what Dr James Robertson tried out in a medium secure forensic unit. We caught up with him to learn more about what happened. How long have you […]

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What are the parties saying about mental health?

A guest post from Andrew Strong, Policy and Information Manager at the Health and Social Care Alliance @ALLIANCEScot My role at the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) involves discussing and briefing politicians from all of the main political parties on the issues affecting the lives of disabled people and people who live […]

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Why people with mental illness should vote in #indyref – It’s about time we came out of our shell and had a voice

Mind Waves is about giving people a voice. We want to hear what people have to say about mental health and wellbeing, but importantly, we also want to to know what people with lived experience of mental illness have to say about other things. Our Community Correspondent Peter Leckie is passionate about encouraging people to […]

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Rosebank Garden

The Rosebank Garden is a new allotment based support service in Kirkintilloch. It was officially opened in August by members of East Dunbartonshire Council, local dignitaries as well as River City actress Libby McArthur. Carr Gomm manages part of the site and facilitates sessions on behalf of East Dunbartonshire Council. We are using gardening and […]

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