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Worrying about enough to eat?

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There continue to be raising concerns about the increase in the need for foodbanks and whether people have enough food to eat. In terms of Maslow's Hierarchy of need the most basic needs we have are our physiological needs -  Air,  Water,&n...
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The one thing we can be certain of is things change

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One day it feels like your body is your own, you are pretty much in control, then, all of a sudden, things start to shift, dramatically! You are minding your own business, not even exerting yourself then like a hairdryer has been turned on full blast...
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Ever wondered about taking up Yoga? Or Laughter Yoga?

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We can all at times think about how active we are, the hobbies we have, whether we want to try something new, New year can be a time when we think about that more than usual; as we plan to get fitter, if this is something which matters to us, or, lea...
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Taking the time to think about what matters to you

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Often at the New Year, we decide to make some resolutions, sometimes that's, lose weight, get fitter, stop smoking, take up a new hobby, get a new job, stop worrying, spend more time with the family……………the list is endless At a community event once, ...
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Tips for staying well over winter

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Winter can be great fun, preparing for the holidays, maybe seeing family not seen for a while, enjoying shopping for gifts for people, bracing walks on crisp winter days. It can also be a time of stress, worrying about how you will afford Christmas, ...
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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

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Sometimes during the winter when the clocks have changed, we can feel very low in our mood, maybe even depressed, we may find we just don't have much energy at all and that we just can't be bothered.  There is a condition called Seasonal affecti...
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Getting ready for improved wellness in winter

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Getting ready for improved wellness in winter when: money is tight, moods can be low, and we can feel isolated. Winter can be a challenging enough time , but when money is tight it can be even more so. Worrying about heating bills, having to get suit...
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What is co-production?

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This is a term we hear often, along with co-design, co-develop, co-deliver and sometimes to make it even more confusing, to different groups and people it can mean different things! One observation the author of this blog often makes, is, ' 'Why does...
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Every life does matter, your life matters

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 The first and most important thing to start this blog with is if you are reading this and thinking of suicide, then please, talk to someone now. These are some numbers which may be useful Useful numbers Alcoholics anonymous T: 0800 9177 650 SOB...
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Safe Space Workshop Session FOUR ‘’ Bringing it all together agreeing the plan using a Mind Map’’

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Thank you to everyone who has accessed sessions ONE, TWO and THREE o f the online training. We are really sorry for the delay in getting session 4 out there, circumstances beyond our control and a learning curve.  We were designing the sessions ...
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How charged does your personal battery feel right now?

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And what can you do if you need a boost? Inspired by a conversation with members of @MenScotland , we co-designed the Battery Dude .  The idea is to have a think about how charged your own personal battery is and if it's in need of a boost, with...
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The Community Diary

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COPEScotland was delighted to co-produce the resource booklets for Drumchapel and Yoker and the Dumbarton Rd Corridor. We realised through the booklet may only tell you what's available in general, not specific activities. We also know booklets can g...
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Moving to New Premises

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NEW Address          HEAD OFFICE Units 14 & 17, Garscadden House, 3 Dalsetter Crescent, Drumchapel, G15 8TG Caring Over People's Emotions (C.O.P.E.) are moving to new premises on the 31 st May 2019. We are very grateful t...
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Working together is what helps make the magic happen

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 COPEScotland were really delighted and honoured to be offered a chance by MindWaves to take part in a podcast to share a bit about who we are and what we aspire to achieve around the development, provision and sharing of ideas on approaches to ...
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The power of affirmations on self-talk

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The power of affirmations on self-talk. We shared previously a blog on the power of poetry and affirmations, which included sharing copies of our confidence affirmation cards online. To celebrate the new poet laureate being appointed and also the the...
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What are you saying to yourself, because you are listening

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We often feel hurt or confused by how others have treated us, or things they have said to us. How often do we really pay attention to the things we say to ourselves, because, we are listening. We all have an internal voice, now, it can be kind and co...
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Session 3 creating safe spaces

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Safe Space Workshop Session THREE '' What creates the conditions for safe spaces within groups and why tensions can sometimes arise'' Thank you to everyone who has accessed sessions ONE and TWO of the online training. It's great to know so many peopl...
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The Jigsaw continues

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Following the success of  " What's in Drumchapel for you and yours" information booklet. We worked closely with The Yoker resource centre and partners in Yoker to co-design a further resource booklet for Yoker and the Dumbarton Rd Corridor. With...
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The "Coorie" The Scottish Way to Wellbeing with a new video!

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So many people enjoyed this blog so we made a video of  'The Coorie' with Hilda having great fun doing the voice over! View the video Okay some of us; and we know who we are, know we need to exercise more, eat more healthily, get out in the fres...
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Safe Space Workshop Session Two UPDATE

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Thank you to everyone who has accessed session ONE of the training. It's great to know so many people are interested in helping create psychologically safer places in informal and peer-led groups Session TWO and all the sessions can be used in many w...
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  • Childeline 0800 1111
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  • NHS 111
  • Gamblers anonymous 0370 050 8881
  • Narcotics anonymous 0300 999 1212
  • Alcoholics anonymous 0800 9177 6506
  • CALM 0800 58 58 58
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