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Home is where the heart is…or is it? Community Correspondent Maureen explores the deep connection between home & wellbeing

A post by our Community Correspondent, Maureen Gilmour, exploring the deep connection between home to our wellbeing. “Home is where the heart is” – or is it? Your home is not the bricks and mortar or the fabric of the building, it is the place you should feel safe, loved, wanted, needed. Home for most […]

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Where does compassion really come from?

Compassion – a deep concern for others and a strong desire to help them – is one of the most powerful means of human connection. We often associate it with a spontaneous, overwhelming emotional response to the suffering of another. However, it is also a positive way of relating to those around us, a sense […]

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There are more ways than ever to stay in touch, but does it make us more connected?

Another lovely post from our Community Correspondent Maureen Gilmour who believes the lost art of letter writing might help us connect with each other in a more meaningful way. The connection we have with others is like the ripples made by a pebble dropped into a pond. We are connected by the relationships we have […]

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Connectedness – Maureen explores how we piece together the bigger picture of our lives

A thought-provoking post from our Community Correspondent Maureen Gilmour. Pieces of our jigsaw fall into place as we go through life. Each piece joined together, connect to make the bigger picture that is our life. It’s finding the correct piece of jigsaw at  each stage that gives us that connection that we desperately seek. The connection […]

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“I can spend time chatting with smaller groups of people whilst also having the opportunity for quality time on my own” – Kenny finds the perfect balance at Wauchope Community Garden

Today we present the last in our series of guest blogs from leading health and social care charity, Carr Gomm as part of our ‘connections’ theme. Thank you to Kenny for sharing his story, showing how getting involved in a simple activity can have a knock on effect on all areas of our lives. The […]

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If we really want to connect with teenagers about their mental health, let’s stop stereotyping them

As part of our ‘connections’ theme Marie talks about the importance of taking young people’s mental health seriously, no matter how they choose to communicate about it. Scottish actor and comedian Karen Dunbar spoke at the TED X conference in Glasgow last weekend and one particular quote from her talk was celebrated widely on social […]

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“It’s amazing…to feel understood on every level and to share in good and bad times”: Ann-Marie’s support network are there for her no matter what

An insightful post from our fantastic Community Correspondent Ann-Marie D’Arcy-Sharpe, explaining how the support networks she has nurtured help her to manage a serious health condition. Having a mental illness like Bipolar Disorder, connections are vital in order to cope with the symptoms and to live daily life. For me, those vital connections are those […]

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5 ways to survive Valentines Day

A repost from our Project Manager @rosiehopes Do you know what? I don’t know if I’ve ever met someone who likes Valentine’s Day. If you’re single, you feel lonely.  If you’re in a relationship, you feel inadequate. If you’ve just broken up… don’t even think about it. Of course, your mental wellbeing can take a […]

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