Archive | April, 2016

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You’re in a safe place, relax in your space

A poem about bed and wellbeing from our Community Correspondent David Bradley Bed When you’re at the end of the day. And no answers have come your way. When nothing you think can make a link, when things seems dark and out of sight go to the bedroom put on the lamplight. Go to your […]

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“When I was very ill, #knitting gave me a sense of accomplishment”

Our Correspondent @carriejwebb caught up with knitters at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival to ask them how knitting and mental wellbeing are connected. Here’s what they told her.    Karie Westermann @KarieBookish – Knitter, Designer and Writer I cannot remember not being able to knit. I was taught by my great-grandmother when I was around four. I […]

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Bed, sleep, head: a sleep diary from @GoodladEmma

The first installment of a sleep diary from Community Correspondent Emma Goodlad Lately, due to a number of factors, my sleep routine, and ability to get out of bed has been all over the place.  Tiredness has been an issue for over a year now, with periods where due to mental illness, I feel constantly […]

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Please listen

From our Community Correspondent John Dane Please Listen Today I’m Not Mad I’m Just Really Sad Because Most People Don’t Listen To Me I Shut Myself Away That’s Just How I Stay Because Most People Don’t Listen To Me But Now I’ve Got Hope I’ve Found Some Support And I Know That They Listen To […]

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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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