Archive | September, 2014

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Moving Minds at Kelvingrove – @SMHAFF starts tomorrow

  October 1st marks the start of two exciting times: Black History Month and the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (@SMHAFF). And to kick it all off, Kelvingrove Museum is hosting Moving Minds : a free cultural extravaganza exploring diversity in our communities. We are excited about the whole prgramme, not least because […]

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Depression, unemployment and hope

From one of our Community Correspondents I want to talk about two things that affect me; depression and unemployment, or unemployment and depression. For the third year running I’ve found myself unemployed at the same time of year. I was first diagnosed with depression after losing my job, and it’s hit me after every job […]

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Why we woke up proud to be Scottish on September 19 #indyref

A group of our Community Correspondents got together on the morning after the night before- September 19. None of had slept very much and there was only one subject that anybody felt like talking about: what happened in the referendum. Of course, some of us were quietly relieved, while others were sorely disappointed, but we […]

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Rosebank Curry recipe: real comfort food

Nothing tastes as good as a home-cooked meal, made from ingredients you’ve grown and shared with people who understand you. On a rainy afternoon at Rosebank Garden in Kirkintilloch, the air was filled with the mouth-watering smell of a vegetable curry and the sound of laughter. We managed to twist a few arms to get the […]

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Free film tickets from Take One Action

  Are you part of a community group that has members who enjoy films about big issues? Our friend at Take One Action  have a limited number of free tickets for selected events at their film festival. There’s some great stuff on, with highlights including: Everyday Rebellion in Glasgow on September 20: a film about non-violence […]

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Meet our Community Correspondents: Lorna Cosh

  Where are you from? Townhead in Glasgow, born and bred. Why are you interested in wellbeing? I have depression and anxiety.  I’m on the road to recovery, but some days it feels like it will never come to an end, so I want to get involved in writing about my experiences and stay busy. […]

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What we wish you knew about young carers

The GAMH Young Carers group tells us what they wish we knew about young carers “We are diverse” There’s no such thing as a typical young carer. We are as different from each other as any other group of young people. “I wish people knew how hard it is”  It is tough to care for […]

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“A madman who knows how to use a camera? Whatever next?” – John tells us about his experience of making his film Simon Says PSYCHOSIS

A guest post from John Richardson of @SiSaysPSYCHOSIS Considering my first stint of abrasive reality arrived whilst studying film production; making a documentary on psychosis was naturally, inevitable. It was the Early Intervention in Psychosis service, which I’d recently been discharged from, that gave me ‘the prod’ to do so. I joined filmmaking forces with a psychologist in […]

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The Commonwealth Games: a poem by Jane Chisholm

Our Community Correspondent Jane Chisholm reflects on the Commonwealth Games with a poem.   Commonwealth Games The Commonwealth Games Has came and been The biggest event Glasgow has ever seen The contestants they came from Nations far and wide To compete in their sports All around the Clyde There were famous people Like Lulu, ‘the […]

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