Free Resources from Scottish Opera’s Memory Spinners

Scottish Opera run a project called Memory Spinners which is aimed at people with Dementia and their carers.  They have kindly shared some resources with the Voluntary Action Fund.   These free resources are designed to reflect the type of creative and social activities delivered in their workshops, but are accessible so that people living […]

Calling All Feminist Bloggers

Mark your calendars and get your blogging brains geared up and ready to go, because Young Women’s Movement Scotland is holding its first Feminist Blogging Network meet-up on Saturday 2 September. For an afternoon of workshops and chat in a fun, feminist, creative space, come along and meet the other awesome bloggers and would-be bloggers of The Young Women’s Movement. Could there be a better way […]

Join the SAMH Stomp

SAMH is holding a completely unique fundraising challenge on 7 October at Murrayfield Stadium. The SAMH Stomp is stair climbing challenge. An opportunity to push yourself physically in one of two routes around the stadium. There is the regular Stomp covering 4,200 stairs, or if you really want to push yourself there is the Extreme […]

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Me – the Video

A few months back community correspondent Laura McGlinn posted a lovely poem entitled Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Me. This Summer, for the Alliance Creative Competition, Laura produced a video recital of her poem that she is delighted to share with us.

The Power of Pets

Recently, it was National Cat Day (8 August). I celebrated by swiping everything off my desk and pushing my bum into people’s faces… OK, maybe not. The day got me thinking about how I’d love to have a pet again. A couple of years back my partner and I were cat foster parents. Not many […]

Clever Design to Help You Find the Words You Mean

Art seems to be a recurring theme for me these last few months. Personally I’ve always been interested in art. As there is an increasing awareness of mental wellbeing issues in the press, and elsewhere, I guess the stories relating to how art plays a part in recovery really stand out to me. So far […]

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Changing for the Best

A post from our Community Correspondent Marilena Balagianni When thinking about change the first thing that comes to my mind is how habitual our species is and how we fail to recognise this. Although we can change, it is more probable to keep doing the things we do not want to do , instead of […]

Can just looking at a photo change your mood? Let @projectsoothe know

Most of us live in a world of social media, flicking through instagram shots and uploading snaps we’ve taken on our phones. But what’s the impact on our mental wellbeing? Can just looking at a picture make you feel different? Can it soothe you, excite you or make you nervous? The people at Project Soothe at […]

“The only thing constant is change”

A post from our Community Correspondent Maureen Gilmour Someone once told me “the only thing constant is change” Nothing ever stays the same for long, but to go from one extreme to the other is quite a dramatic change. I was once at one time a capable, confident, able employee who thought nothing of giving […]