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The Self Management Awards 2018 are still open for nominations…but not for long!

The Health and Social Care Alliance are celebrating excellence in self management work across Scotland. Here is some important information about how you can contribute! The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland are hosting Scotland’s Self Management Awards during Self Management Week 2018 (1st – 5th October). The Awards celebrate examples of good practice and […]

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A brand new creative project helping care experienced young people to ‘flourish and achieve’

We are delighted to share this information, released this week by The Life Changes Trust, about an innovative new project within Polmont Young Offenders Institute. A new project to support care experienced young people in Polmont young offenders institute has been launched, thanks to a £142,000 grant from Scottish charity the Life Changes Trust. The […]

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Where does compassion really come from?

Compassion – a deep concern for others and a strong desire to help them – is one of the most powerful means of human connection. We often associate it with a spontaneous, overwhelming emotional response to the suffering of another. However, it is also a positive way of relating to those around us, a sense […]

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Write to Recovery is a mental health success story!

This month marks the fourth birthday of the Scottish Recovery Network’s (SRN) story sharing project Write to Recovery. As part of our ‘connections’ theme, their guest blog explains how connecting with our emotions and other people’s experiences through writing can be a powerful tool for change. Since launching in 2014 the project has engaged with […]

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Pride Outside Glasgow

Marie shares highlights from the brilliant Pride Outside event on Saturday 30th June. My family and I had an absolutely lovely afternoon at Pride Outside in Auchenshuggle in Glasgow this weekend. Organised by the Forestry Commission and Operation Play Outdoors, it was a celebration of Pride Month and a chance for LGBTI+ folk along with […]

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How meeting just one person has connected me into my community

Our Community Correspondent John Dane explains how connecting with just one person has opened up his community. I’m involved with a project through Theatre Nemo, called Join the Dots. A couple of weeks ago, they had a silent disco, run by a woman called Gillian. We got talking and it turned out she was running […]

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Join Mindwaves for a mindfulness and storytelling workshop on Thursday 12th July

We are delighted to be hosting this free workshop which takes place in Glasgow on Thursday 12th July from 1.30-4.30pm . It is open to anyone who has an interest in mental health, whether you have lived experience, you are a carer or your work is related to wellbeing. The session will be an opportunity […]

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Pride Outside Glasgow: LGBTQI+ Community Wellbeing Day on Saturday 30th June

Those who identify as LGBTQI+ along with family, friends and the local community are warmly invited to Pride Outside Glasgow, an event funded by the Forestry Commission. This fun and relaxing day takes place in Auchenshuggle Woods, Glasgow on Saturday 30th June from 12-4pm. Join in with a wide range of free activities including workshops […]

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There are more ways than ever to stay in touch, but does it make us more connected?

Another lovely post from our Community Correspondent Maureen Gilmour who believes the lost art of letter writing might help us connect with each other in a more meaningful way. The connection we have with others is like the ripples made by a pebble dropped into a pond. We are connected by the relationships we have […]

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