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This week the hashtag #mymentalhealthin5words has been trending on Twitter worldwide. People have really responded to it revealing a lot about themselves and where they’re at. It isn’t easy to open about about your mental health, but I’m not surprised this hashtag has gotten such a great response.. Social media, particularly channels like Twitter, can […]

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Thank You To All Our Community Correspondents

As the year draws to a close we had our final correspondents meeting of 2017. It really was more a pre-Christmas party thought. We met some new faces, ate mince pies, pulled Christmas crackers, read out the daft jokes (wondered about frog themed prizes), and had a Christmas quiz. It was a lot of fun […]

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Taking the risk of being happy: a pessimistic Scot’s approach

A post from our Project Manager @rosiehopes My brother-in-law had a 1000 to one gambling win this week. Twenty grand, right before Christmas. Great news, isn’t it? Well, you’d think so, but when I contacted my sister to congratulate her, she wasn’t ready to celebrate. “I don’t like it,” she said. “Something bad will happen.” […]

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The Beauty of Kindness

Earlier this month (13 November) was World Kindness Day. With this and Christmas fast approaching, I’ve been thinking a lot about kindness and what it means to be kind. People have long understood the benefits of kindness for wellbeing. In recent years mental health experts have focused a lot on the topic, and a much […]

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Strange Land

A poem about Risk from our Community Correspondent Derek Read It was a strange initiation, into this other world, this dark and forbidden world of touch and, be touched and finding ourselves and “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours” I can’t remember who touched first and on what occasion, the exploration of […]

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