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Risk Assessment – by Robert Terry

A new post from community correspondent Robert Terry on the theme of Risk. A sense of risk underestimated Risk ignoring your senses The risk of self-deception Risk always at large Minimise your risk of being alone What’s the risk of being happy Challenge taboos & risk ruination Risk upsetting the status quo Risk inciting the […]

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Risky Business – A Poem by Angela

Read a new poem on the theme of Risk from community correspondent Angela McCrimmon We’re too afraid to take a risk for fear that we might fail, We refuse to jump onboard too afraid we might derail, We seem to live our lives with only half a heart, We feel the negativity before we even […]

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Meet Our Community Correspondents: Angela McCrimmon

What’s your name and where do you come from? My name is Angela McCrimmon and I am from Livingston, West Lothian. Why are you interested in mental wellbeing? Firstly because I believe in taking responsibility for my own mental health and having a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder means I have to have a lot of […]

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The Elephant in the Room – a Blog from Marilena

The obvious problem and the obvious solution. Empathy is a genuine response that connects us with others and helps us understand others’ feelings but also brings closer to the idea of shared humanity. Without empathy, undoubtedly, this world would be a very hostile place to live in. It is indeed very comforting to be sure […]

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Progression Through Risk

This is a post on the current theme of risk from community correspondent Marilena. As an overprotected, only-child coming from a Greek family, I am not sure that I am the right person to speak about taking risks. I was never really encouraged to take risks in life and many times the outcomes were at […]

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Six Risks Worth Taking

A post on our latest Mind Waves theme of risk. Life is a series of calculated risks. No matter what we do from getting up in the morning to laying down at night, every decision we make has a risk attached. Some of these risks are smaller than others, and I guess the number and […]

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My Purpose – A Poem from Angela

A poem from community correspondent Angela McCrimmon We live in a world so focused to win, We see a person but don’t look within, We see a goal and strive right ahead, Missing out on the journey instead. Society says that we have to come first, Drink from the Well, don’t wait for the thirst, […]

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Graded Exposure to Risk

A post from our Community Correspondent Maureen Gilmour I was thinking about the theme of risk on the way home from our Mind Waves Community Correspondent meeting. We talked about the subject during our meeting and I was surprised that my initial thought was of risk assessment that I did as a part of my […]

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