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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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To lift my spirits

This approaching Christmas I went round my estate and took some seasonal photos of the light displays on people’s homes. I enjoyed the walk in the freezing weather. I asked a neighbour why he put up the light on his house each year. “I do it for the kids but I like to see them […]

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Bowls for Well Being

I started bowling three years ago, lawn bowls that is, not to be confused with indoor bowls or indeed carpet bowls …who would have thought there were so many different types and I haven’t even mentioned crown bowls! When I mention I Bowl, I’m always amazed by peoples reaction. I’ve been told that it’s an […]

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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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Brain injury – Don’t give up!

Dealing with brain injury in Scotland is such a massively complicated subject it’s impossible to know where to start.  Thankfully BIEN – the Brain Injuries Experience Network, have attempted to make a start with their DVD entitled ‘Getting Your Head Around Brain Injury’.  It should be recommended viewing for the families and friends of people […]

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Finding the Community Assets in East Dunbartonshire

One of the projects which was featured in our event at Global Social Media Week was the Community Assets Mapping project form East Dunbartonshire. Our event was titled ‘Making Waves – Social Media, Empowerment and Wellbeing’.  This project brings together all of these ideas and is creating practical benefits for lots of people. People who […]

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