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Beacon of Hope For Glasgow

The symbolic nature of The Olympic Torch Relay is certain, but symbolizing what? When it passed through Glasgow on June 8th there was definitely a hunger for some meaning to the event – the hope of re-igniting community pride and inclusiveness perhaps? There was an understandable amount of healthy skepticism around on day 21 (of […]

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Things To Come

Theatre Nemo has just published an impressive collection of comic book art from inmates of Barlinnie Prison dealing directly with their mental health and addiction experiences. ‘O’er The Wall’ is available free direct from Theatre Nemo. The messages are honestly told and resonate like the best of underground comics. Keep checking the blog for a […]

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Heading for Success!

For many people football is just merely a sport. A passionate one at that, but still no more than a hobby. However for some people the effects of football can be life changing. This is something that has been picked up by the managers at Carr Gomm. Kevin Fullerton and Derek Black have seen the […]

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Kicking Out Mental Health Stigma

The stigma attached to those who suffer Mental Health problems is unquestionable. But now we see new initiatives that are trying to eradicate such an attachment. It comes from an unlikely source and for many a popular one too. Football, whether it be playing or watching, has been shown to affect those who suffer from […]

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Glaswegians Have Their Say Too –

Glaswegians will have their say on future health provision as part of a new ‘holistic’ approach, according to the recent biennial report from Linda de Caestecker, Director of Public Health NHS Glasgow. Focusing on mental health, “Keeping Health in Mind: continuing the conversation” released on 23rd January, proposes a bold inclusive debate following years of […]

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Slush puppies strike a chord with new mental health initiative

A new musical initiative has been set up to help promote the recovery of those suffering mental health issues. The GAMH south musical project, also known as the “Slushpuppies”, hope to take the world by storm with their range of musical talents. Mhairi Ross, one of the founders of the project, believes that the musical […]

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Beating the Blues

When troubled with mental health issues, one of the most common & biggest challenges is the reversal in your low self-esteem and low self-confidence. Everyone has their own personal journey of recovery to make and it often needs a little helpor nudge in the right direction. Health care professionals widely urge people to get back […]

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Welcome to Mind Waves

Mind Waves is an innovative media initiative aimed at developing positive news about mental health and wellbeing.  At the heart of the project is a team of Community Reporters, who have been recruited and trained to create news stories on collective activities that promote mental wellbeing.  It is focused on the Greater Glasgow and Clyde […]

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