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Our volunteers feed the bodies and minds of over 2000 older people

Guest post from @FoodTrainScot Chief Executive Michelle McCrindle Almost 100 years ago the famous Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli said: “Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.” I think she got how we […]

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What are the parties saying about mental health?

A guest post from Andrew Strong, Policy and Information Manager at the Health and Social Care Alliance @ALLIANCEScot My role at the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) involves discussing and briefing politicians from all of the main political parties on the issues affecting the lives of disabled people and people who live […]

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Warning: politics can be bad for your mental health. How @jennifermjones survives and thrives

A post from Mind Waves steering group member @jennifermjones Let’s start with a political writing cliche. The Westminster elections, they are hard to ignore – especially so soon after the passion and energy of the Scottish Independence referendum. I’ve read so much about about both, from and about grassroots politics, across commentators and the participants […]

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The day you’re admitted to a mental health facility is not the right time to be forced to quit smoking

A post from Dougie Pickering, Director of  @voxScotland , national mental health service user led organisation in Scotland When is the right time… …not for giving up smoking, but perhaps being ‘forced’ to?  After a great deal of service user consultation at local and national levels, including smokers and non-smokers, the answer seems to be:  “not on […]

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cover of Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis

Read yourself well: 7 inspirational books about #recovery

A special feature from Laura Gulliver: a freelance health writer who has spent the last few years of her career writing and talking very openly about her own battles with mental health and addiction. Although there are many who think self-help books are something that should be given a wide berth, for many millions of […]

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