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Pride Outside Glasgow

Marie shares highlights from the brilliant Pride Outside event on Saturday 30th June. My family and I had an absolutely lovely afternoon at Pride Outside in Auchenshuggle in Glasgow this weekend. Organised by the Forestry Commission and Operation Play Outdoors, it was a celebration of Pride Month and a chance for LGBTI+ folk along with […]

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How meeting just one person has connected me into my community

Our Community Correspondent John Dane explains how connecting with just one person has opened up his community. I’m involved with a project through Theatre Nemo, called Join the Dots. A couple of weeks ago, they had a silent disco, run by a woman called Gillian. We got talking and it turned out she was running […]

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Pride Outside Glasgow: LGBTQI+ Community Wellbeing Day on Saturday 30th June

Those who identify as LGBTQI+ along with family, friends and the local community are warmly invited to Pride Outside Glasgow, an event funded by the Forestry Commission. This fun and relaxing day takes place in Auchenshuggle Woods, Glasgow on Saturday 30th June from 12-4pm. Join in with a wide range of free activities including workshops […]

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“Its given me a new lease of life” – CJ connects with her community and the outdoors through volunteering

As part of our ‘connections’ theme we are partnering with Carr Gomm, a leading social care and community development charity, for a special three part series of guest posts. Their Team Carr Gomm campaign aims to tackle the serious issue of loneliness and isolation in Scotland. These stories from participants in Carr Gomm’s community gardens […]

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Get active, get social and join Team Carr Gomm to tackle loneliness in Scotland

We are delighted to share information from Carr Gomm about their powerful new campaign  Carr Gomm, a leading social care and community development charity, has launched a new fundraising campaign in a bid to tackle loneliness in communities across Scotland. The organisation aims to raise £30,000 to fund a variety of local projects and activities […]

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Get involved in Caring Conversations this May

SMHAF Renfrewshire is hosting the ‘Creative Conversations’ launch on Tuesday May 8th from 1-2pm  – an interactive creative showcase including some inspiring poetry performances as well as talks from key partner organisations See Me and Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. Most importantly there will also be a guided tour of the much anticipated Caring Conversations […]

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Free Event: Sparking Ideas – Creating Solutions for Glasgow’s Social Challenges

Sparking Ideas: Creating Solutions for Glasgow’s Social Challenges. is a free event taking place in Glasgow on 1 March.  It will feature three inspiring speakers who have created social enterprise ideas that have addressed community problems and are having a remarkable impact. The event is organised by Glasgow Social Enterprise Network and UnLtd Scotland. It’s […]

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#mymentalhealthin5words

This week the hashtag #mymentalhealthin5words has been trending on Twitter worldwide. People have really responded to it revealing a lot about themselves and where they’re at. It isn’t easy to open about about your mental health, but I’m not surprised this hashtag has gotten such a great response.. Social media, particularly channels like Twitter, can […]

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Raising Awareness of Health Inequality #CoProWeekScot

It is Scottish Co-Production week. Co-production is about the redistribution of the balance of power between service providers and users, something the World Health Organisation tells us is needed to change health inequalities. Co-production is pretty important and it has huge benefits for not just health service users, but friends and relatives too. Ultimately its […]

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