Meet our Community Correspondents: John Dane

Community Correspondent John Dane 

Where are you from?
Nitshill in Glasgow.

Why are you interested in wellbeing?
I have depression, but I’m feeling so much better now than I was, because I’ve made connections with other people who have been through the same. That’s what I want to do for other people- I want to tell my stories to help other people feel better.

What can we expect from your blogs?
Mostly things about my life and about Glasgow because I’ve lived here all my life. I also enjoy a good sing-song, so you might even hear some songs.

What makes you feel good?
Being with other people and singing, especially ballads and songs that tell stories.

What makes you angry?
Injustice, especially people taking a loan of people that can’t stand up for themselves.

We’re always looking for new community correspondents, find out more about getting involved here.

John’s posts

Change, a Poem

The best decision I ever made was accepting that I have a mental health problem

Please listen- today I’m not mad, I’m just feeling sad

A song for Ireland: a song of happy days

It’s a wonderful day: John makes the most of his bus pass

Standing up for myself and others makes me proud

I think of myself as a snail, I’ve been supported to come out of my shell

A joyous occasion: the birth of my great niece

When I was a lad – a song about community spirit

My bus pass opens up my world #100faces

Show me something new: Turner Prize comes to Glasgow

Giving something back

I can’t believe I’m starting university

What a high: civic reception for our sociology course

I had no clue what sociology was, but I’m studying it and enjoying it

Fighting for the right to vote: Helen Crawfurd, local here #herstory

100 years since the rent strikes, my inspiration is Mary Barbour 

The friendly games in the friendly city #Glasgow2014

Dolly mixtures, outside toilets and community spirit- a song 


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