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Staying positive during the winter months: Tips for winter wellness from Hilda

This week on the blog we’re continuing to share tips and stories around looking after your mental health in the winter. We have some words from Hilda, one of our longtime Community Correspondents and chief executive of COPE Scotland. She talks about the negative effects of the clocks changing, the difficulty of finding words to articulate these […]

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Staying positive during the winter months

I thought that this week on the blog it might be useful to share some ways to stay positive during the darker and colder months. Winter can be a hard time for a lot of people due to lack of sunlight and lower temperatures, and despite an unusually warm November, I think it’s time for […]

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It started with… Catherine’s response to a writing prompt from our Creative Writing and Wellbeing workshops

This week on the blog, we’re sharing a piece of writing from Catherine, one of the members of our series of Creative Writing and Wellbeing workshops run in collaboration with The Alliance and Humans of Scotland. These workshops are open to people living with a long term condition or disability, and even though we’re only […]

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New Creative Writing workshops in collaboration with the ALLIANCE and Humans of Scotland

We’re running another series of Creative Writing and Wellbeing workshops in collaboration with the ALLIANCE and Humans of Scotland. These workshops are open to people living with a long term condition and disability and will focus on Creative Non-fiction and life writing. The workshops are aimed at any level! It doesn’t matter if you have […]

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Wild – a piece of life writing from Lynn

This week on the blog we have a short piece of writing from Lynn about swimming in the ocean. It’s about the shock of cold that wakes up your senses, sharing the wonders of life with someone you love and grabbing life with both hands. When asked what this piece was about, Lynn said  I […]

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