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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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13 Inspirational Songs from Marilena

Community correspondent Marilena loves music, and finds a lot of positive messages in her favourite songs.  She has created a mix-tape of 13 songs with interpretations of the positive life messages to be found in each.   Gratitude Thank U by Alanis Morissette My understanding and my interpretation is in relation to Alanis’ experience in […]

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Nine things you’ll only understand if you did Scottish country dancing at school

  A post from our Project Manager @rosiehopes There are so many wellbeing benefits to dancing: exercise, music, creativity, socialising. But if you did country dancing at school, it’s more likely that your memories look something like this. # 1 They called it social dancing Everyone in the history of Scotland has called it country […]

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Bed, mental health and Pink Floyd

A post from our Community Correspondent Robert Terry Let me paraphrase: Everyday I can be anything I want, anyone I want to be and everyday is the first day of the perfect job, I dreamt of yesterday until that is. . . Covers pulled back I’m dressed my feet firmly on the floor and out […]

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