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We can all make a difference in helping reduce Gambling Harms January 2021 update

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Previous pieces on the site and also in the whit's happening, we have shared work being done by many interested parties to try and help reduce the incidence of gambling harms.  This wee piece is an update on some new developments which may be of...
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Recharging your energy levels!

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We have been working through the 14 points of wellbeing as suggested in the Warwick and Edinburgh 14 point wellbeing scale http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/understanding-our-own-wellbeing and offering various self-management tips if...
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Whit’s happening issue 12!

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  In December we produced a wee winter wellness magazine http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/tips-for-winter-wellness-1 so this is the first whit's happening of 2021.  For now, we don't plan to change the format much and will...
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Establish boundaries not barricades!

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We have been working through the 14 points on the WEMWBS http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/understanding-our-own-wellbeing so far, we have covered: Optimism http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/tips-to-feel-more-optimis...
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Being interested in others

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  We have been working through the 14 points on the WEMWBS.-  http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/understanding-our-own-wellbeing so far, we have covered: Optimism http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/tips-to-fe...
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Relaxation and what we can learn from frogs!

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You may have noticed, if you are following our wellbeing pieces, there seems to be a few frogs! We have picked frogs as another member of the planet to inspire us.  Earlier we looked at geese, http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/l...
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Is it we feel lonely, or is it we feel we have no purpose?

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  Is it we feel lonely, or is it we feel we have no purpose? Why feeling useful matters for wellbeing We shared an earlier piece http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/understanding-our-own-wellbeing on the Warwick and Edinburgh Ment...
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Viewing the world through a lens of optimism!

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  We shared a wee piece on walking on the sunny side of the street. http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/tips-to-feel-more-optimistic-about-the-future .   Part of the information we were sharing around the Warwick and Edinburg...
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12 festive wellbeing days!

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We started the alternative 12 days of Christmas as a bit of fun with the good morning emails, which we send out Mon-Thurs each week.  For anyone wondering about the ' your mental health still matters, good morning emails' these are wee (well not...
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Walking on the sunny side of the street

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An optimistic attitude finds ways around challenges Being optimistic doesn't mean you don't recognise there can be threats, but your belief in a positive outcome is stronger and this belief makes you more likely to find out more about the threat and ...
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Understanding our own wellbeing

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Most of us kind of know we need to look after our wellbeing, just sometimes we are not sure where to start. How do you measure wellbeing, what does it mean to us as individuals?  We hope there are different pieces on the site people find helpful...
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Tips for winter wellness

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There are no two ways about it, for most of us when the clocks change things can feel a little bit 'blurrghhht!'. Tired, flat, want to hibernate, can't be bothered. With all that has happened this year with COVID-19, we may feel even more 'blurrghht!...
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Tips for the Festive season

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Think by now, most of us know this festive season is pretty different from usual. This time of year can bring many stressors at the best of times around costs, who to spend Christmas with, feeling the need to be 'jolly' when we don't feel very jolly ...
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We can all make a difference in helping reduce Gambling Harms

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COPEScotland is really grateful to everyone who gave their time to attend the chat with me zoom session and the follow up event with The Alliance from Alliance 2020 and Scotland Reducing Gambling Harms programme. What's really clear is there are many...
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Learning not to beat yourself up with guilt

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How often do we find we beat ourselves up over, something we didn't say but thought we should?  Or something we did say and want to take it back. Or not acting when we should have, or, acting when we shouldn't? Or taking responsibility for somet...
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Festive arrangements COPE the project

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COPEScotland recognises that this year has been a strange one in many ways. Therefore, we have decided to do things a wee bit differently over the festive period. While the team who offer one to one support will be unavailable from 17 th of December ...
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A poor night’s sleep and fatigue!

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  By now most of us know we are in a pandemic and probably feeling pretty tired of being reminded of that, the potential danger it presents to life and the restrictions we find ourselves living under trying to get it under control, which often m...
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Whit’s happening issue 11

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COPEScotland started this wee magazine as a way of sharing information and it's kind of grown and grown and grown! We are going to spend some time reflecting on how this magazine has been received and how it can evolve further in future e.g. we may m...
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Wee ideas tae help plan in case ye need tae self-isolate

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Think by now most of us are feeling pretty weary of the whole COVID-19 situation.  We are all doing our best to follow the rules and yet, the virus is still an issue.  Going into winter we know, we cannot let our guard down as hospitals are...
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The scented sitooterie

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  Okay, I hear some ask whit's sitooteries, well It's also known as a small building or area where people can sit outside. However, sitooteries is such a super word let's just call it that! Scented sitooterie, well, that has a nice ring to it!. ...
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