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The Stars Look Down

Q: What do musician Edwyn Collins, journalist Sheena Macdonald, ex-footballer Danny McGrain and Hollywood A-lister George Clooney all have in common? A: All have suffered a serious brain injury at one point or another in their lives.  Also, all of them were invited to the premiere of Brain Injury Experience Network’s new DVD ‘Getting Your […]

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Making Footprints

Getting our thoughts down on paper, expressing our feelings – all good things for our mental health.  Sharing our stories with others is a big step.  Going into print another step again. Burleigh Street Writers in Govan have just published their new anthology ‘Footprints’, a fine collection full of warmth, humour and emotion.  The launch […]

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Scotland’s Film Festival, with a twist

The Scottish Mental Health, Arts and Film Festival is in full swing.  Now in its 6th year, it is a diverse event encompassing music, film, visual art, dance, literature and theatre!  There are an enormous range of different groups and people involved hoping to challenge preconceived ideas about mental health through the different events.  You […]

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Finding the Community Assets in East Dunbartonshire

One of the projects which was featured in our event at Global Social Media Week was the Community Assets Mapping project form East Dunbartonshire. Our event was titled ‘Making Waves – Social Media, Empowerment and Wellbeing’.  This project brings together all of these ideas and is creating practical benefits for lots of people. People who […]

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Getting your Head around Brain Injury

In 2005 a group of people in West Dunbartonshire living with acquired brain injury set up a local group to help support one another. Over the past seven years the Brain Injury Experience Network (BIEN) has grown in number and scope – they are still there to help one another but they also want people […]

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