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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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Surviving Christmas

At this time of year, do you ask yourself how do I survive Christmas? Or have you already got a ‘Mental Health 5 a Day’ to see you through? Everyone feels the pressure, whether it’s finding enough presents or keeping to a tight budget when everyone else is spending. It’s a time of extremes. No […]

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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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