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Community Correspondent John celebrates 40 years of GAMH with an inspirational poem

This year, Glasgow Association for Mental Health celebrates 40 years of promoting mental health and wellbeing of people in their communities. Our Community Correspondent John has marked the occasion with some powerful and uplifting poetry, emphasising how the organisation’s strong vision and local services have continually flourished since 1978. Forty It’s forty years ago today […]

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‘Democracy Matters’ – the Scottish Government needs your views on how decisions should be made in your community

The Scottish Government are currently taking forward a ‘local governance review’. This means they are looking into how decisions are made in our local communities (e.g. about how money is spent and the way services are provided). They want to find out if there are ways these decision- making processes could be improved. As part […]

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Connections – do boundaries help us or hold us back?

In light of current national and global issues, Marie looks at the impact of borders on our daily lives. In recent weeks and months, the news has been dominated by issues around boundaries being drawn and redrawn – Brexit negotiations; the horrific reports of Mexican children being removed from their families at the US border; […]

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Where does compassion really come from?

Compassion – a deep concern for others and a strong desire to help them – is one of the most powerful means of human connection. We often associate it with a spontaneous, overwhelming emotional response to the suffering of another. However, it is also a positive way of relating to those around us, a sense […]

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Write to Recovery is a mental health success story!

This month marks the fourth birthday of the Scottish Recovery Network’s (SRN) story sharing project Write to Recovery. As part of our ‘connections’ theme, their guest blog explains how connecting with our emotions and other people’s experiences through writing can be a powerful tool for change. Since launching in 2014 the project has engaged with […]

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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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There are more ways than ever to stay in touch, but does it make us more connected?

Another lovely post from our Community Correspondent Maureen Gilmour who believes the lost art of letter writing might help us connect with each other in a more meaningful way. The connection we have with others is like the ripples made by a pebble dropped into a pond. We are connected by the relationships we have […]

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