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New Creative Writing workshops in collaboration with the ALLIANCE and Humans of Scotland

We’re running another series of Creative Writing and Wellbeing workshops in collaboration with the ALLIANCE and Humans of Scotland. These workshops are open to people living with a long term condition and disability and will focus on Creative Non-fiction and life writing. The workshops are aimed at any level! It doesn’t matter if you have […]

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“I’m not just a disabled person. I’m an LGBT person and lots of other things” – Glasgow Disability Alliance launches podcast

We are delighted to shared information about the new podcast from our friends at Glasgow Disability Alliance Glasgow Disability Alliance is a disabled people’s organisation with over 5000 members.  We ran a Mind Waves podcasting workshop with them in summer 2019 and they’ve now launched their own podcast. The first episode comes from their LQBTQI+ […]

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‘Self Isolating Blues’ by the Purple Poncho Players

The Purple Poncho Players are a talented and truly unique group of performers. Made up of Glasgow Disability Alliance members, they use music, comedy and drama to share their lived experience and influence policy and decision-making. Their latest exciting project ‘Self Isolating Blues’, perfectly captures the Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 theme of kindness. As […]

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“There’s no rulebook for self management” #WMHD17

Chris from @ALLIANCEScot talks to Self Management Award winner Twimukye Mushaka For World Mental Health Day, we spoke to Twimukye Mushaka, winner of the Individual Transformational Story of the Year at the @ALLIANCEScot Self Management Awards. Here, she shares her story from arriving in the UK as a refugee 17 years ago to working full […]

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Can you travel from Barcelona to New Zealand for 20 euros?

A review of @Declarationfest from @carriejwebb Declaration was a Festival of Health and Human Rights. Film screenings, debates, performances and workshops were inspired by each article of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 13 – Right to Freedom of Movement “No one in the gutter ever hit me. The people who did me […]

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go4it members smiling as a group

What turns a bad day into a good day? We challenge you to watch this without smiling

We ran a workshop in Greenock with the Quarriers Go4it digital inclusion group based around one question: what makes a bad day into a good day? The group of people with profound and multiple disabilities made their first ever video slideshow in response and I challenge anyone to watch it to the end without smiling. […]

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