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Depression, unemployment and hope

From one of our Community Correspondents I want to talk about two things that affect me; depression and unemployment, or unemployment and depression. For the third year running I’ve found myself unemployed at the same time of year. I was first diagnosed with depression after losing my job, and it’s hit me after every job […]

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Resilience: some inspiration before our competition closes today

Today- Friday 29 August- is your last chance to enter our resilience photo competition.  If you’re still looking for some inspiration on what resilience means, here’s a round-up of the posts we’ve featured this month.  A massive thank you to all of our contributors. Dr Pete Seaman explained how we can build resilient communities Real […]

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What does resilience mean? Animation from @GCPH

This month, we are focusing on “resilience”. There is just a week left before our photography competition closes on August 29. To get you thinking about what resilience means and give you some inspiration for your photography, we love this short animation from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health: If this has given you food for […]

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Top tips for taking great photos on your smartphone

We’re running a photo competition,  looking for the best image that sums up “resilience”. Photographer @kierandhamilton ran a workshop for us to help you take great pictures with the equipment you carry in your pocket. Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it along. Here’s the slides from the workshop with some great top tips. Don’t forget […]

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Resilience is not “looking on the bright side”; it’s telling our demons to take a hike

Our Community Correspondent Edward Davies explains what resilience means to him They say resistance is useless. But there is a stark difference between resistance and the strong resilience within us. That shield, that potion of resilience which can drag us out of the deepest darkest hole, is the most difficult one to concoct. I believe […]

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What does resilience mean in your language?

If there’s one thing that requires resilience, it’s moving to a new country. Whether you move for positive reasons, or you’re forced to leave behind difficult circumstances, it can be lonely, daunting and exhausting. Our session this week with recent migrants at Radiant and Brighter  was like a masterclass in resilience. It was amazing to see everyone […]

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Real resilience is about adaptability and community, not individual strength

A guest post from Dr Pete Seaman of Glasgow Centre for Population Health There is a growing recognition that resilience is an important component of health and wellbeing. Critics rightly point out that this trend coincides with a period of austerity, which affects the worst off most severely. Some ask whether resilience is really about […]

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