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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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Please listen

From our Community Correspondent John Dane Please Listen Today I’m Not Mad I’m Just Really Sad Because Most People Don’t Listen To Me I Shut Myself Away That’s Just How I Stay Because Most People Don’t Listen To Me But Now I’ve Got Hope I’ve Found Some Support And I Know That They Listen To […]

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Recovery, being part of the community and overcoming stigma

90% of people who are in touch with a Mental Health Forum are in touch with an activity that helps keep them well. People who have a recovery plan are often more likely to be doing activities such as volunteering and getting involved in community groups. Over half the people had a physical health problem […]

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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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Do you know a charity that has just moved its Head Quarters from Birmingham to Paisley to recruit more volunteers?

It is Fibromyalgia Association UK; www.fmauk.org Involving yourself and contributing to Community Groups has benefits for mental wellbeing. A condition like this gets you down sometimes; being part of an association where you get peer support or can contribute as a member or volunteer makes a difference for the good for everyone involved. Interview I […]

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