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Finding meaningfulness in the everyday

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For quite a long time now, many have pondered the big questions like ' why are we here' . ' what's it all about' ' what is the answer to life, the universe and everything! ' In Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, the supercomputer Deep...
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Gambling Harms Champions

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Safer Gambling week 19 th to the 25 th of November 2020 Some people may argue, there is no safer gambling, for some people even that innocent win on a free raffle could be the beginning of slipping back into habits which could spiral out of control.&...
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Switching what we focus on and lighting the candles of hope for ourselves and each other

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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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Whit’s happening issue 10

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COPE Scotland started the ' whit's happening' as a way initially of sharing information to the team, people using the service, local partners, and the community of what was going on as we moved into lockdown. It started as a wee word document on a co...
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Whit’s happening Issue 9

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​ We are delighted to share the latest Whit's Happening with loads of new resources and contacts including feature pieces by Fathers Network Scotland, Home Energy Scotland and Scotland's Gambling Harms. If you want to share anything in the next editi...
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Whit’s happening and resource directory Issue 8!

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We are delighted to share the latest Whit's Happening with loads of new resources and contacts including a really valuable Toolkit by Epione Training and Consultancy on managing anxiety during COVID19 . Pages 29-45. We are grateful to them for sharin...
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Healthy Routines lead to healthier habits

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Whether we realise it or not, we all have routines, some we may be so used to we don't even think about them.  Some of these may be healthy like getting washed, dressed, teeth brushed and ready for the day whether we are home or going out…………. O...
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Changing the script!

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What we think affects how we feel and! What we feel affects how we think!  So, in looking at where to start making changes it can be a bit chicken and an egg, do we start with how we feel?  Do we start with how we think? Affirmations, or wo...
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Gambling Harms safer Families, Communities and Cities

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  Sometime back COPEScotland with the local community explored unhelpful habits people may have and their impact not only on their own wellbeing but those who loved them. Next to issues of drugs and alcohol the other area of highest concern was ...
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Have fun achieving what matters to you

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  We may have a memory as children of playing that well-known game Snakes and Ladders? This is a variation on that theme looking at the steps we need to take to achieve our goals, the possible obstacles we may encounter, how to overcome them and...
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