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Scottish Recovery Network: National Gathering

On Monday 18th March 2013, SRN hosted their fifth national mental health recovery conference in Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium. Around 300 delegates from Scotland and beyond came together for a packed programme of guest speakers, innovative presentations and ‘open space’ discussions; while another 100 or so watched the live webcast. To find out more about the […]

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Inspiration and connections – Reflections on the Scottish Recovery Network Event

One of the many good things about the event run by Scottish Recovery Network was meeting people and hearing what they thought. We asked some people to send us their reflections to add to what we heard on the day.  So this is a joint piece from the Mind Waves team and from New Horizons […]

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A Personal Story on Recovery

The Scottish Recovery Network has just produced more materials to promote the message of recovery for people who have mental health problems.  They have also published some interesting pieces on the use of compulsory treatment. This is my personal experience of recovery – of living with serious mental health problems.  I am describing it here […]

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Singing For the Brain

Positive mental wellbeing is important for everyone.  One group of people who often have poorer mental wellbeing is those affected by dementia.  The condition can be hard for both people who have dementia and for their carers.  But one way to improve people’s wellbeing is singing, as Singing for the Brain Renfrewshire can attest. Occupational […]

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Slush puppies strike a chord with new mental health initiative

A new musical initiative has been set up to help promote the recovery of those suffering mental health issues. The GAMH south musical project, also known as the “Slushpuppies”, hope to take the world by storm with their range of musical talents. Mhairi Ross, one of the founders of the project, believes that the musical […]

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Beating the Blues

When troubled with mental health issues, one of the most common & biggest challenges is the reversal in your low self-esteem and low self-confidence. Everyone has their own personal journey of recovery to make and it often needs a little helpor nudge in the right direction. Health care professionals widely urge people to get back […]

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