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Switching what we focus on and lighting the candles of hope for ourselves and each other

Most of us by now maybe finding the whole COVID19 situation has been going on a long time. We may recognise the need for the health and economy of the nation that infection rates are brought under control. However, we may also be struggling with the ...
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Time for something new and remember, rarely anyone gets it right first time

"I haven't failed -- I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Thomas Edison Inventor of the Light Bulb We may have heard the term ' Every Day is a School day ', basically meaning, every day is a chance to learn something new. However, not everyo...
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Dealing with the ‘What if’s’

  Life at the best of times can be a bit challenging around dealing with uncertainty. COVID19 has taken uncertainty to a whole new level! Some people are okay about uncertainty a new 'mountain to climb' a 'new challenges to face' others of us, d...
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The Art of Conversation

Some of us may find, since lockdown, we are talking more to others than we did before COVID19 created such disruption in our lives.  Perhaps making the effort to phone or email friends and family more than we did before, or facetime, zoom or use...
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Whit's happening! - issue 3

COPE Scotland started a wee list initially of things to share with the team, about COVID 19, to share with clients. We decided maybe colleagues and the wider public would find it helpful, so we shared it more widely, people were kind and said it was ...
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Leadership comes in many guises and hope can be contagious too - Issue 2 of the 'What's on'

  There are many definitions of leadership, these are two the author of this piece likes: ' 'Leadership is the ability to guide others without force into a direction or decision that leaves them still feeling empowered and accomplished ." Lisa C...
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Being Young in Lockdown

COVID19 has had a huge impact on nearly everyone.  Restrictions on movement, closure of workplaces, places of leisure, worry about pre-existing health conditions, limiting options further, especially if shielded.  Worry about money, upset t...
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Socially isolated doesn’t need to mean ‘alone’

Socially isolated doesn’t need to mean ‘alone’
''Let Us Make a Special Effort to Stop Communicating with Each Other , So We Can Have Some Conversation ''. Mark Twain COVID19 and the restrictions we need to follow to help us get through this, putting less strain on the NHS and helping save lives a...
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COPEScotland continues to care as you matter, we all do

We know COVID19 is causing major changes in our daily lives and bringing possibly new stressors into our lives when we already felt we had more than enough to deal with.  We are not going to list them here, for anyone facing extra challenge...
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