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Apr
05

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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Jan
20

Jigsaw more than a project a concept

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 It was great to see so many groups and agencies attend the launch of the 'What's in Drumchapel for you and yours ' information booklet launch.  Thanks to everyone who helped make the booklet possible including James Larmour & Paul Fult...
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Nov
07

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

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Sometimes in winter due to less sunlight, people can feel quite down. Historically we only ever worked outdoors; two hundred years ago 75% of the population worked outdoors now less than 10% of the population work in the natural outdoor light.  ...
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Oct
26

Using the senses to relax

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We have five basic senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch .  The sensing organs associated with each sense send information to the brain to help us understand and perceive the world around us.  We can learn to use our senses to prom...
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Oct
16

The power of poetry and affirmations

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COPEScotland were very grateful to see a tweet @drsbutler and @PoetrySociety about a piece in the Guardian @guardian about the impact of Poetry on mental wellbeing. We constantly work with the voices of lived experience to find new and better ways to...
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Oct
05

You’re having a laugh!

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Now sometimes we don't feel very much like laughing, sometimes we don't have very much to laugh about. However, research has shown, our bodies can't really tell the difference between a real laugh and a fake one, so it responds in the same way, it re...
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Sep
10

How do I open up to someone? What do I say?

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As discussed in previous items, it's important to find someone who is a good listener. More and more is being done to raise awareness of the fact there are people who care. The Samaritans are running a campaign ' Small Talk Saves Lives '  Carneg...
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Aug
25

How to open up and talk about things when they are not fine

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Previously we spoke about how many of us say we are fine, when in fact we are not, and we covered some of the reasons why we may do that. We also covered if you are having thoughts of suicide how important it was to tell someone , we cannot emphasise...
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Aug
12

Every Life Does Matter - Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Scotland

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Following our last piece on 'What if you're not fine, in fact, you are thinking of Suicide' we are delighted to see the new Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Scotland The vision is supported by the key strategic aims of a Scotland where: People at r...
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Aug
04

What if you’re not fine, in fact, your thinking of suicide?

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We spoke about how all of us at times can reply, yeah everything is fine when sometimes it is far from fine.  There are many degrees of things not being fine if you feel your life is at risk of suicide you need to talk to someone now .  Als...
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Jul
08

Learning how to share when things aren’t going well

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This is the first in a series of items, where we plan to explore the real challenge many of us face around admitting things aren't fine. This week we will look at why we say things are fine when they are far from fine. Why do we say we are fine when ...
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Jun
27

Creating opportunities for men to chat about mental health

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Thanks to the creativity of many people we now have 3 different sets of co-designed affirmation cards, on building confidence, finding life purpose and the value of lifelong learning. We are keen to explore further how we support men to look after th...
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May
13

Tips to manage stress

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The theme of Mental Health Awareness week this year is STRESS! So, let's think about some ways to destress. Okay, the first challenge……avoiding stress isn't possible. Stress is a normal part of life, sometimes it can help us when we need that extra e...
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May
06

Everyone has the right to shed tears

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Cry whenever you need to. It doesn’t need to be a traumatic event like the loss of a loved one, if something has you feeling you could cry………..cry.

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Apr
29

Surviving panic attacks

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When the ‘What if’ gets to be too much?

As a survival mechanism we were given the flight or fight response, basically to help us steer clear of danger and so be safe. In the past when we were out hunting our dinner, hearing a wild boar in the grass and having the extra energy to run away or have wild boar for dinner makes sense.

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Apr
21

What we breath in, can affect our health. Includes Free guide to use of essential oils

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Seems everywhere you look there are scented candles, plug in room fresheners, reed diffusers all promising that wonderful scented home. Just be careful as with everything sometimes it’s worth doing a wee bit research.

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Apr
16

New Video: Relaxation in just 3 minutes.

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New video in gallery: Relaxation in just 3 minutes.

For the next few minutes you have decided to make time for you to relax.

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