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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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Putting Mental Health Centre Stage in Public Life

Research shows that becoming more involved in your community can help recovery by widening life experiences and connections and giving us a new purpose. A new project is aiming to break down some of the barriers which prevent people from getting involved in public life when they are struggling with their mental health. Public Life […]

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How can we make Glasgow’s communities suicide safer?

A guest post from Carolyn Wood about her work on how we can reduce the risk of suicide in our communities What do you think would make your community suicide safer? After a good few months of consulting with communities, going through all the stories and then pulling out the top 7 priority areas for suicide […]

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Why we woke up proud to be Scottish on September 19 #indyref

A group of our Community Correspondents got together on the morning after the night before- September 19. None of had slept very much and there was only one subject that anybody felt like talking about: what happened in the referendum. Of course, some of us were quietly relieved, while others were sorely disappointed, but we […]

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