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‘Three holiday depression triggers and how to defeat them’ – some simple practical tips to help you cope this festive season

During the festive period we can feel under pressure from the weight of external expectations – as well as those we place on ourselves – to create the ‘perfect’ Christmas. This animation from Health Magazine contains some simple practical tips to help recognise and cope with the most likely triggers of depression over the holidays.

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‘The importance of self care for carers’ – an infographic for carers and their support networks

Thank you to Be Independent Home Care for this guest post on self care for carers, featuring an extremely helpful infographic for carers and those around them. This includes simple things that carers can take time to do for themselves and, importantly, how others can empower carers to look after their own wellbeing. Caregiving can […]

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Tiny changes – can we create a more gentle and sustainable home life? #homeandwellbeing

As part of our ‘home and wellbeing’ theme, our Project Assistant Marie is trying to make some simple changes at home to be a  bit kinder to the environment and herself. This is the first in her series of short blog posts about putting small changes into action.   I recently read about a new mental […]

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Coorie in! – COPE Scotland explore Scotland’s answer to Hygge (and it doesn’t cost the earth) #homeandwellbeing

We’ve all heard of Hygge – the ‘Danish and Norwegian word for a mood of cosiness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment’. We’ve read the books, eyed up the expensive candles and admired the Pins and Instagram pics. It seems that the concept has become more about commercial gain than simplicity and […]

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Episode 4 of the Mind Waves Podcast – we speak with COPE Scotland’s Hilda Campbell about mental health, self care & building a kind society

We are delighted to share the fourth episode of the Mind Waves podcast! Earlier this month we met with Hilda Campbell, Chief Executive of COPE Scotland who had so many inspiring things about mental health, self care and a big vision of a kind society built on ‘Caring Over People’s Emotions’. Thank you to the […]

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Having a balanced relationship with the news: a top tips animation by Mind Waves

It is becoming very common lately to hear people talking about ‘news fatigue’, craving to escape social media because the relentless stream of news is causing them stress, anxiety and depression. As human beings we are hardwired to react to immediately stressful situations by going into a ‘fight or flight’ state. But exposure to alarming […]

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“You’re not being unambitious. You’re doing what you’re meant to do in winter – staying warm, taking stock, resting” – why January is a joy for @verbisan

A guest post by Lynn Blair, a Glasgow-based lecturer and writer who home-educates four girls. She has been published in numerous anthologies by the Scottish Book Trust and Mother’s Milk books. You can follow her on Twitter @verbisan and Instagram @verbisanpix. At about 3am, once everyone else has gone to bed, when the bubbles have […]

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‘Our mindset, and how constructively we use our days, changes everything about how we respond to each season’ – Marilena highlights the importance of gratitude and self care in all weathers

Our Community Correspondent Marilena explores the impact of ‘bad’ weather on our mental wellbeing, providing encouragement and practical tips for dealing with the physical and emotional challenges which winter brings.In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” ― Albert Camus Every season has its own personality, unique […]

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