Jan
10

Avoiding burnout and compassion fatigue

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Jan
05

Communities of Practice and how they can offer hope for 2024 and beyond.

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I was delighted to have the opportunity to attend the Communities of Practice Leadership Development programme. This was delivered by the Health Innov

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Nov
10

Podcast - Developing Networking skills - Where to start (validated self-assessment)

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We do not need to look far to recognise that we live in challenging times. This is not the first time there have been challenges in human history. How

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Nov
08

Tips for reducing stress and improving joy in winter.

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I hope everyone is as well as can be considering living in these strange times in which we continue to find ourselves. When the clocks change, many of

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Oct
25

Person-Centred Care

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Oct
23

COPEScotland message to the World

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This video was created to offer an insight into the work of the charity.  We recognise sadly that pain does exist in the world, and no matter how

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Oct
21

Easing the heavy load - podcast

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We may have heard the phrase 'The straw which broke the camel's back'. Or 'The last straw'. It offers an image of carrying such a heavy weight that on

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Sep
26

Climate action without despair (with PDF)

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Keeping hope alive.... we can make a difference It can often feel we have more things to be concerned about than energy to invest in addressing our co

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Sep
17

Ways to wellbeing (with Booklet)

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 Find the pathway that works for you.  Wellness is important for health, even when our health is experiencing challenges. Finding activities

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Sep
17

Living in the Now (with Poster)

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Ideas for grounding ourselves in the moment. It is understandable why we may find our minds and emotions drawn back into the past or projected forward

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Aug
15

Discover the Surprising Power of Effective Email Communication (with PDF)

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As life, is complicated enough. It is amazing how often people share the challenges of keeping on top of emails, whether for work or play. The frustra

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Jul
27

Unlocking Success: Essential Tips for Charity Managers ( with video )

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  Mastering Essential Skills for Charity Managers. You are all Heroes, for more than one day.   The wellbeing of small charity mangers

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Jul
13

Finding Joy in the moment (with PDF)

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Even when life is challenging. Because you matter. Offered in kindness by Hilda. Reflecting on the impact of all this negative news, we so often are f

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Jun
15

New suite of resources to support network effectiveness and Network Leaders

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To support Network effectiveness and Network Leaders. COPE Scotland was delighted to attend a Network Weaving learning series within the Q Community F

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Jun
14

Every breath we take……….(with Booklet)

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Breathe in deeply to bring your mind home to your body. – Thich Nhat Hanh When we think of a relaxation technique we think of our breathing, when we t

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Apr
06

How are the energy levels in your networks (with Tool)

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Finding ways to remain enthusiastic in times of challenge.  Many of us may be members of different networks and groups. We may identify a common

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Feb
06

Children and young people, mental health affirmation cards

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For most of us growing up brought challenges, however, for children and young people in these times, there are so many new challenges. In the past, if

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Jan
25

Thinking about starting your own group? Don’t panic! (Resource Booklet)

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Often people approach COPEScotland who are thinking about starting their group or charity and wonder if we could share our learning.  There are o

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Nov
01

How are you monitoring, spending and topping up your personal energy levels? Even the strongest battery needs a recharge and so do we!

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With more demands on our time, but no more time in the day to meet those demands it matters more than ever we find ways to use our time in a way which

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Oct
09

Finding common priorities matter

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We achieve more when we work together. In 2017 COPEScotland participated in a piece of work around transformation in primary care. This was a partners

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Sep
21

Wellbeing and money (PDF Booklet)

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Money may not be the answer to everything, but financial security helps! COPEScotland recognises the impact that worrying about money has on our healt

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Sep
20

Identifying the pieces which support your well-being Jigsaw lid

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Picking up the pieces when the world feels changed. We become overwhelmed by sadness, challenges, guilt, worry, anxiety, and feelings of pointlessness

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Sep
14

Coping with loss

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Sadly, loss has been with us since our first ancestors mourned the death of a loved one. However, the coronavirus pandemic has created more loss for m

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Sep
13

Survival needs more than resilience (Updated - Infographic + Resource Manual)

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 Thriving is more than surviving. Few people do not recognise the impact of the COVID19 pandemic. We may have experienced challenges before the p

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Sep
13

Managing emotions when life is challenging (Poster)

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Little things which may help us get through this together. You do not need to go far to become aware we are in a cost-of-living crisis, our own experi

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Sep
08

Creating HOPE through action (Video)

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There can be many reasons why we find it hard to have an optimistic state of mind or an expectation of a positive outcome. 'Hope is an optimistic stat

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Sep
02

Raising awareness of the harm caused by gambling and why things need to change.

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As shared previously it has been COPEScotland's privilege to meet some fantastic people and organisations as we have sought to find ways to address co

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Jul
23

Managing the ‘what ifs’

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Because we all only have so much energy and it matters how we use it.   Some people are comfortable with uncertainty, others find uncertaint

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Jun
28

Having fun in the Sun 2023

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While having fun in the sun. The following tips do not replace professional advice; however, they may be of interest to offer ideas for staying safer

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Jun
22

Blog on menopause

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The one thing we can be certain of is things change.  One day it feels like your body is your own, you are pretty much in control, then, all of a

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Jun
11

People who care for and about others need to remember that you matter too

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These tips are for those in an unpaid caring role; however, we want to also acknowledge the appreciation to all those whose job and career is in the h

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May
18

There can be many reasons why we feel anxious……

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 Dealing with authority, in particular, the courts. These wee tips have been put together to offer some self-care and self-management ideas for a

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May
02

What we breathe in, can affect our health. Includes Free guide to the use of essential oils (inc video)

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It seems everywhere you look, there are scented candles, plug-in room fresheners, and reed diffusers, all promising that wonderful, scented home. Just

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May
01

Ideas for how creativity can improve our mental health

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Nowadays, there are more ideas around than ever about how we can care for our mental health. Sometimes, the challenge can be finding one that works fo

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Apr
28

Why do we think putting on our own oxygen mask first is selfish?

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when in fact, if we do not, we cannot help anyone else…………… In an emergency on an aeroplane, we put our own oxygen masks on first, not because we are

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Mar
23

Understanding ourselves supports YOUR wellbeing (Video)

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We find ourselves living in strange times. COVID-19, climate change, the impact of war and natural disasters meaning people having to leave their home

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Mar
21

Every day offers a chance to learn something new

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Remember, rarely does anyone get it right the first time! We may have heard the term 'Every Day is a school day,' reminding us that every day is a cha

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Mar
11

Understanding ourselves better

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Me and My sleep ZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz! We recognise that there has been some impact on our sleep patterns as a result of everything which has been happe

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Mar
06

Learning to hit the pause button

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Sometimes we find ourselves overwhelmed. This may be a result of too much to do and not enough time to do it.   It may also be because we ha

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Feb
28

Networks matter for so many reasons

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We often think of networks around networking in the workplace. However, networks appear so many more places than in work. They are also present in com

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Feb
24

Mindful Moments in Meetings!

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How often have you attended a meeting, network, or piece of collaborative working and wondered 'Why am I here?' or even "Why are we here?"   

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Feb
21

Journaling and affirmations for self-care

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Most of us are aware it's important for our wellbeing to practice some kind of self-care. View Flipbook What matters is we find something which works

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Feb
08

Creating your own sensory space

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COPEScotland was delighted to work with Growchapel the community allotments in Drumchapel, including the creation of what will be the "Scented sitoote

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Jan
27

Peer support at work and when learning

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COPEScotland listening to colleagues recognises the need and value of peer support. Peer support at work flipbooks Session OneSession TwoSession

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Jan
09

Getting back your 'Oomph!' when the world has left you feeling flat

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COPEScotland recognise that life challenges can knock the stuffing out of us at times and that COVID19, well, it can sometimes feel not only as if our

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Dec
22

Seasonal affective disorder - (SAD Reissued with Video)

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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

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Dec
18

Personal wellbeing and self-care (Presentation)

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We were delighted to be invited by GCVS to offer a workshop on personal wellbeing and self-care to third sector colleagues  View Personal We

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Nov
15

Interested in antibiotic resistance and wellbeing?

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You may wonder why a mental/emotional well-being service is interested in antibiotic resistance? We are interested in all things which can negatively

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Nov
12

What happens next after COP26?

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In our own way, each of us can help contribute to addressing the challenges the planet and its inhabitants face.   What is a LID Imagine som

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Oct
12

Trees Matter - Benefits of planting a tree

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It seems many of us need to get better at self-care and remembering we matter so we look after ourselves and try to maintain our sense of wellbeing. H

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