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Pet Therapy

Something I’ve often felt shame about is my teeth. From the slightly crooked childhood teeth to the train track metal brace and the playground teasing. Which left me often feeling sad.  Until they’re off and I’m a teenager . Then, wow! Compliments on how great my teeth look, so straight and white. I was always […]

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Celebrating My Independence

As you will know America recently celebrated their US Independence Day, probably the biggest public holiday’s in the US next to Thanksgiving. My family are American, so I’ve celebrated a few Independence Days and I know how important it is for Americans. As you probably know it’s a celebration of the US declaring itself an […]

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Young Minds – Looking Out for Kids Mental Wellbeing

Last week SAMH called for urgent action to support the mental wellbeing of young people. They say 1,838 young people were rejected from getting support from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the last three months. The World Health Organisation tells us worldwide 10-20% of children and adolescents experience mental illness. These are […]

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Why @BIGScotland are funding communities to promote wellbeing

There have been some big changes to the way that the Big Lottery Fund organises its funding lately. We were particularly interested to hear about their medium community-led grants. It is an exciting opportunity for communities that want to develop their own solutions. The focus on people-led, connected, strengths-based approaches feels like a really positive […]

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Tidy minds: housework and mental wellbeing

  A post from our Project Manager,  @rosiehopes It feels pretty intuitive to me that there’s a relationship between the space inside your head and the space outside it. I know I’m happier and more productive if I spend most of my time in a tidy-ish, bright place. Maggies cancer caring centres famously use beautiful […]

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