My happy days are when I feel good in my head. It depends how I wake. Some days I can get so angry, for good reasons. I was forced to come here from Africa when I was 17. I see things about trafficking on the TV and I get angry. It’s still happening to other […]
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Spending time with my two grandchildren makes me so happy. The love I have for them overwhelms me. I do believe being a granny has changed me for the better. Suffering chronic pain holds me back to doing a lot of things and this saddens me as I can’t do things I would love to […]
Being happy and healthy goes together. When I am unhappy, it causes a lot of health issues for me. Sometimes, when I feel emotional, it’s like I can’t breathe. I came here from China more than 20 years ago. Scotland is my home now, but I’ve had a lot of problems to deal with, with […]
What is normal? A usual day for me can vary. On a good day I can get up, dressed, get out with a friend. On a bad day, I stay at home in my jammies, eat rubbish and see no one. Maybe my health would be better if… if I was normal? If I had […]
A normal day for me would having a nice coffee and reading something that matters to me. I feel happy when I can be myself, when I can do something that matters to me. I feel happy when I stand up for myself and when I can stop worrying about what other people think about […]
As part of our money and mental wellbeing theme, our Project Assistant Marie shares a zine exploring the relationship between debt and mental health. We’ll be talking more about support for those affected by debt over the coming weeks as our theme continues.
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 […]
We are delighted to share this beautiful short animation by Scottish Care as part of our seasons theme. ‘We are the trees that bend in the wind’ is a touching insight into the experience of professionals who deliver end of life care.
In light of current national and global issues, Marie looks at the impact of borders on our daily lives. In recent weeks and months, the news has been dominated by issues around boundaries being drawn and redrawn – Brexit negotiations; the horrific reports of Mexican children being removed from their families at the US border; […]
Compassion – a deep concern for others and a strong desire to help them – is one of the most powerful means of human connection. We often associate it with a spontaneous, overwhelming emotional response to the suffering of another. However, it is also a positive way of relating to those around us, a sense […]