Archive | October, 2015

Meet our Community Correspondents: Robert Terry

Where are you from? Milngavie, or Millguy as they call it. Why are you interested in mental wellbeing? We all have our struggles, we all have our coping strategies. What makes you angry? Many, many things make me angry. I’m getting angry thinking about all the wrongs suffered by those without a voice. Who lobbies […]

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How making fewer decisions made me happier

A post from our Project Manager @rosiehopes One of the hardest things about being depressed is feeling incapable of doing anything about it. In fact, it’s not just doing anything about it: it’s deciding what to do. Sometimes the sheer weight of making a decision can feel too much to bear. Sometimes I can’t decide […]

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What is recovery? New animation from @SRNtweet

What is mental health recovery? from Scottish Recovery Network on Vimeo. There as many different definitions of recovery as there are people in the world. We love this new animation from the Scottish Recovery Network that shows in a simple and engaging way that recovery is a reality, whatever it means to you. The film […]

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Puppy power: fighting depression with pet therapy

A post from @DrAlakbarov,  our newest Community Correspondent A recent academic study by Miami University found that pet-owners had higher levels of self-esteem and conscientiousness than non pet-owners, tended to be less lonely and less fearful, and were more extrovert and less preoccupied. Furthermore, there was no evidence that people’s relationships with their pets came […]

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Moving to Scotland was the best decision I ever made

@hippychick1987 Community Correspondent Ann Marie Sharpe shares her story When asked about the best decision I ever made, there is no doubt in my mind, or need to contemplate. Moving to Scotland, is by far the best choice I ever made, both for my mental health and for my life happiness. I moved from the north-east of […]

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How you and the world have changed since you were born

There’s something about realising your place in the universe that can calm the soul. There’s something about recognising that the you and the world around you is in constant flux that can make all of our worries seem less significant. And there’s something about playing with a cool website that can be really fun and […]

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