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“There is never a time to put away childish things…my shed is a tiny place to play in” – Lynn tells us why everyone needs a den

We are very excited to present this guest post by Lynn Blair, lecturer and writer who home-educates four girls. She has been published in numerous anthologies by the Scottish Book Trust and Mother’s Milk books. On Twitter she’s @verbisan and on Instagram @verbisanpix. The sun’s setting and I’m just beginning my work. I can hear […]

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Top tips for blogging about mental well-being

Slideshow 8 on Biteable. Last week we hosted our ‘Blogging about mental well-being’ workshop in Glasgow.  Our participants came from a wide range of backgrounds, with some attending on behalf of their organisation and others wishing to write in a personal capacity. It was great to hear from Community Correspondent Emma Goodlad  about the impact […]

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Top tips for making videos about mental health and wellbeing

Making videos about MH on Biteable. This week, we hosted a Mind Waves workshop on video and wellbeing. We had a fantastic turnout, with some brilliant participants who brought a wide range of experience. At the end of the session, we asked them to share something they’d learned. Here’s what they told us: Be yourself- […]

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My friend, grief

We are very proud to share this guest post by book blogger @kathmeista, reflecting on her personal experience of losing someone close to her.  This poem was originally published on her personal blog www.kathmeista.blogspot.co.uk  We’ve met a few times before, grief and I. Sometimes, it’s been a passing hello on the street. Occasionally, it’s been […]

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Could a universal basic income make for a fairer Scotland?

Recently, a few of our Community Correspondents attended a screening of the Free Lunch Society: a film about the Universal Basic Income. The idea behind the film is that giving everyone a basic income, whether they are in employment or not, could lead to a fairer and more creative country. There was a mixed response from […]

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The potting shed: my sanctuary by @stargazer1210

Community correspondent Laura needed a relaxing mindful place of her own. So she made one. Late last Summer I decided I needed a space! My space needed to give me comfort and safety, ground and inspire me, and let me connect with nature – with no said budget and extremely limited funds. But being great […]

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Lena Dunham, panic attacks and getting back to feeling human: part 2 of a diary of antidepressant withdrawal

Our Community Correspondent Emma Goodlad @goodlademma shares part two of her diary of reducing her antidepressants The reality of reducing dosage of meds part 3…wide awake at 2am having a panic attack and not being able to stop crying. #myunfilteredlife #seemescotland @seemescotland #StartTalking #MentalHealth #AntiDepressants #SSRIwithdrawal #SSRI #Sertraline #depression #mentalillness #recovery #realityofdepression #nofilter #unfiltered A […]

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