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Join Mindwaves for a mindfulness and storytelling workshop on Thursday 12th July

We are delighted to be hosting this free workshop which takes place in Glasgow on Thursday 12th July from 1.30-4.30pm . It is open to anyone who has an interest in mental health, whether you have lived experience, you are a carer or your work is related to wellbeing. The session will be an opportunity […]

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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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‘Join the Dots’ – John connects with new friends and his creative side at Theatre Nemo

An inspiring poem from an inspiring Community Correspondent, John Dane. Building relationships and engaging in his creative passions have been key to John’s recovery. Here, he provides a snapshot of a typical day at the Join the Dots arts project run by Theatre Nemo. Join the Dots Meet new friends We never want this day […]

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“Therapy without the wait”: Matt McGuinness on the power of music to provide focus, healing and inspiration

We are delighted to present this guest post from Derbyshire based musician Matt McGuinness. As well as being a father of three and working full time, he heads up the band ‘Matt McGuinness and the MLC’. His solo show ‘We are what we overcome’ is all about music and mental health and is the prelude […]

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“There is never a time to put away childish things…my shed is a tiny place to play in” – Lynn tells us why everyone needs a den

We are very excited to present this guest post by Lynn Blair, lecturer and writer who home-educates four girls. She has been published in numerous anthologies by the Scottish Book Trust and Mother’s Milk books. On Twitter she’s @verbisan and on Instagram @verbisanpix. The sun’s setting and I’m just beginning my work. I can hear […]

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Top tips for blogging about mental well-being

Slideshow 8 on Biteable. Last week we hosted our ‘Blogging about mental well-being’ workshop in Glasgow.  Our participants came from a wide range of backgrounds, with some attending on behalf of their organisation and others wishing to write in a personal capacity. It was great to hear from Community Correspondent Emma Goodlad  about the impact […]

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Why I love #boringselfcare

A guest post by Marie Gallagher (@FuzzyPeachGirl)  I recently came across Boring Self Care on Twitter and, delighted by the illustrations,  started folllowing the Instagram account of artist and mental health activist, Hannah Daisy (@makedaisychains). Hannah draws activity badges which take me back to my days as a Brownie Guide but thankfully, for these ones, […]

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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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My experience with mental illness inspired me to create something positive @hippychick1987

A post from our Community Correspondent Ann Marie Sharpe @hippychick1987 I have bipolar disorder, and have suffered with mental illness all of my life. My experiences living with mental illness have inspired me to create something positive, to encourage and help others in their lives, and I am so proud of  Ams Creations. I began Ams […]

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