Dumbarton Mental Health Day

Stepping Stones events in Clydebank and Dumbarton to celebrate World Mental Health Day on 10th October 2013 Stepping Stones held an event with a focus on older people at Clydebank Salvation Army Hall, there was a steady trickle of people throughout the day. A variety of information stalls from Age Scotland, Live Active, Linn Vale […]

Death Cafe anyone?

Final Fling are running their first ‘Day of the Dead’ celebrations; a celebration of life and death with art, chat, drama and a bit of pop-up drumming.  There are many different events available including a Shrine workshop, a percussion session, a ‘Death Cafe’ ; a small friendly gathering to talk about life and death in […]

Building a mentally healthy workplace

Having a job that is right for you is good for people’s mental wellbeing.  Having managers and staff who understand about mental wellbeing is a big part of having a healthy workplace. The New South Glasgow Hospital site is a busy place with lots of building work and new jobs. Brookfield Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd […]

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival

The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival is one of Scotland’s most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature. The annual festival will take place in venues across Scotland throughout October 2013, aiming to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health. The […]

Happy Landings!

The Inverclyde Globetrotter’s Mission Lunar Trek Accomplished! At 21.36 Greenock Mean Time on Friday 13 September 2013, 2 years and 13 days after it was launched and thanks to the help of 100 individuals and groups from all over Scotland our Lunar Trek module, ig1, sponsored by Scotland’s Health Charity, Chest Heart & Stoke Scotland, […]

Photo and film competition

Do you like taking photos and videos of family and friends with all the generations and ages together? Then this could be the competition for you.  An organisation called Generations Working Together is looking for compelling, and emotionally engaging photographs and videos taken by amateur photographers and filmmakers that clearly show different generations working together. […]

Cutting the Pink Ribbon – a personal account of self harm, depression and family trauma

This August, Nicki Paton a young woman from Wishaw has had her book “Cutting the Pink Ribbon” published by the American publisher Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly.  The book is an account of her experience of living with depression, supporting her mother during cancer treatment and using self harm as a coping strategy. Nicki wrote […]

Inspiring each other

Good ideas can lead to other good ideas. A few years ago people in Glasgow were looking for ways to increase community-based options for women who had mental health problems around the time of having a baby but who did not need specialist support. This resulted in a project with mums in 4 different areas, […]