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Emerge – I will never stop travelling or be beaten by my mental illness

A re-post as part of our ‘Emerge’ theme – an honest and inspiring story from Community Correspondent Ann-Marie D’Arcy Sharpe on her own mental health recovery journey. Content warning: this post includes mentions of self harm and suicidal feelings The biggest journey in my life has been my mental health journey. I have travelled a […]

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‘We all have a self management story’ – free Mind Waves workshop for Self Management Week 2020

Mind Waves are delighted to be hosting this free online workshop in conjunction with The Alliance this Wednesday 23rd September. We are all learning a lot about managing our wellbeing just now. How can sharing our stories and experiences support our own wellbeing and encourage and inspire others? Join us for a free online session […]

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Staying Connected: Scottish Recovery Network share what people are doing to stay well

The fantastic Scottish Recovery Network have just launched a new set of resources, spotlighting insights and inspiration from people across Scotland on staying well during and after COVID-19 lockdown. ‘Staying Connected’ captures the knowledge, skills and expertise of people with lived experience of mental health challenges across Scotland. Through a series of twelve online conversation […]

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How I learnt that my mental health affects my chronic pain

An insightful post by Community Correspondent Ann-Marie D’Arcy-Sharpe, who is a passionate mental health advocate and writer. You can follow Ann-Marie on Twitter and Instagram. Mental illness has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. A few years ago, I finally got an accurate diagnosis of bipolar disorder. From […]

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‘At my very lowest I had somehow found myself many miles from my own land’ – how Outlander helped Holly’s recovery

A post from one of our very first ever Community Correspondents, Holly McCormack. This piece was originally published on Holly’s own blog in December 2018. I’d fallen into an unknown world and sitting in a room very much at the wrong end of the country. I couldn’t be more Scottish yet I found myself out […]

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Free meals in and around Glasgow for Christmas 2018

Thanks to Glasgow Council on Alcohol for this valuable list of organisations in and around Glasgow who will be providing free meals on Christmas Day 2018 for those who are homeless or in need. Full details below: Deaf Connections 2.00-6.30pm 100 Norfolk Street, G5 9EJ 0141 420 1759 Social Bite (Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) […]

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“Connect, collaborate and celebrate”- come along to Recovery in Renfrewshire on Tuesday 6th November

We are delighted to share news from the Scottish Recovery Network about an exciting partnership event bringing together people in Renfrewshire to discuss what mental health recovery means to them. Recovery in Renfrewshire Conversation Café is an opportunity for people to discuss what keeps them well and what helps them in their recovery. The event will […]

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Loki – Scottish rapper, author and social commentator to give opening address at Recovery Walk Scotland 2018!

A guest post from Scottish Recover Network with some big news about Recovery Walk Scotland 2018. For the first time in Scotland, the addiction recovery movement and the mental health recovery movement will hold a joint Recovery Walk and Festival on Saturday the 15th September 2018 in Glasgow. Darren ‘Loki’ McGarvey – rapper, social commentator […]

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The Self Management Awards 2018 are still open for nominations…but not for long!

The Health and Social Care Alliance are celebrating excellence in self management work across Scotland. Here is some important information about how you can contribute! The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland are hosting Scotland’s Self Management Awards during Self Management Week 2018 (1st – 5th October). The Awards celebrate examples of good practice and […]

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