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Heading for Success!

For many people football is just merely a sport. A passionate one at that, but still no more than a hobby. However for some people the effects of football can be life changing. This is something that has been picked up by the managers at Carr Gomm. Kevin Fullerton and Derek Black have seen the […]

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A good day

My family dog recently had 8 puppies and I spent the day looking after them.  They are so full of life and curiosity that I couldn’t help but smile.  It made my day all the better when they all fell asleep around me, exhausted after a day of playing in the sunshine.   Story by […]

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Advocacy

Many people who have a mental health problem find it difficult or distressing to deal with certain aspects of their lives, like dealing with bureaucracy, when they are acutely unwell. In those situations, it is often a good idea to call on the skills of an Independent Advocate. Advocacy is an impartial, non-judgemental and usually […]

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Kicking Out Mental Health Stigma

The stigma attached to those who suffer Mental Health problems is unquestionable. But now we see new initiatives that are trying to eradicate such an attachment. It comes from an unlikely source and for many a popular one too. Football, whether it be playing or watching, has been shown to affect those who suffer from […]

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Singing For the Brain

Positive mental wellbeing is important for everyone.  One group of people who often have poorer mental wellbeing is those affected by dementia.  The condition can be hard for both people who have dementia and for their carers.  But one way to improve people’s wellbeing is singing, as Singing for the Brain Renfrewshire can attest. Occupational […]

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Glaswegians Have Their Say Too –

Glaswegians will have their say on future health provision as part of a new ‘holistic’ approach, according to the recent biennial report from Linda de Caestecker, Director of Public Health NHS Glasgow. Focusing on mental health, “Keeping Health in Mind: continuing the conversation” released on 23rd January, proposes a bold inclusive debate following years of […]

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