May
25

Staying safe

 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

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May
18

There can be many reasons why we feel anxious……

 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
09

Survival needs more than resilience (Infographic)

 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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May
02

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

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

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?

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)

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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
23

Managers' wellbeing matters too

We were delighted to be asked by GCVS to offer a workshop to managers in the 3rd sector on their wellbeing.  View Flipbook  This wasn't a wo

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Jan
09

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

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
23

10 Tips to keep you safe - HOPE Matters (Reissued with Video)

Winter can be a challenging time for people for many reasons, often made worse by fewer services being open and those not having as many people on dut

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Dec
22

Seasonal affective disorder - (SAD Reissued with Video)

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)

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
24

Self Care for Life Today and Every Day?

COPEScotland is delighted to be working with QNIS, Capacitar (Scotland) on a project supported by the COVID-19 Healthcare Support Appeal (CHSA). 

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Nov
16

Tips for winter wellness

There are no two ways about it; for most of us, when the clocks change, things can feel a little bit blurrghhht! Tired, flat, want to hibern

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Nov
15

Interested in antibiotic resistance and wellbeing?

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?

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

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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Oct
03

Catalysts for Change

Throughout history, there have been people who have said, "This is not the way it should be", and have had the courage to offer an alternative and not

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Oct
02

Growchapel Growing a Future together in Drumchapel

It has been COPE Scotland's privilege to work with partners and the community on the new community growing space Growchapel. Growchapel aims to be a w

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Sep
18

COVID 19; Are you adapting to the new normal?

Adapting to the new normal can be different for each of us. Some people may find this is working out well for them, and that's good.  Adapting to

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Aug
29

Tips to coping with the issues of redundancy

As people move off of furlough, we may find that there are no longer jobs to return to, which may mean they face redundancy.   For whatever

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Aug
08

Reflections on reducing stress at the festive time & planning for the New Year

Winter can be great fun, preparing for the holidays, maybe seeing family not seen for a while, enjoying shopping for gifts, bracing walks on crisp win

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Aug
08

Nurses’ self-care ideas “The Bicycle Poster.”

COPEScotland was delighted to be invited to speak to the January and September 2021 SPQ DN learners at Queen Margaret University on "Co-production a n

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Jul
24

Communication matters

During the deaf awareness week, COPEScotland sought the views of colleagues from the deaf community about our 'art of conversation' tips sheet, inviti

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Jul
06

Tips to manage the stress of moving home.

There can be many reasons why we find ourselves moving home. Even when it is something we are looking forward to, it can be quite stressful. If it is

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Jul
04

Coping with loss

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 s

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Jun
25

Whit's happening issue 15

We hope people are continuing to enjoy the 'Whit's Happening' magazines.   We are delighted again this issue to have many groups offering feature

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Jun
19

What are we giving attention to? Visualise the world you want….

The following tips sheet and affirmation postcard is around visualisation as a tool for helping us achieve what matters to us. However, it's worth als

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Jun
19

The "Coorie" The Scottish Way to Wellbeing with a new video!

So many people enjoyed this blog, so we made a video of 'The Coorie' with Hilda, having great fun doing the voice-over!.....  Okay, some of

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Jun
18

Journaling

The following wee tips offer ideas on journaling and a personal promise card. Making friends with words and journaling may support you achieve your go

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Jun
18

Changing the world, one kind & compassionate conversation at a time

We recognise though there is a world out there, which can often be unkind. At times the behaviour of others has not been kind, which has led to someon

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Jun
17

The "Coorie" - The Scottish Way to Wellbeing

We read up a wee bit on the Scottish Lifestyle trend of 'Coorie'  The Scottish answer to "Hygge'' the Danish and Norwegian word for a cosy mood a

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Jun
17

Working together is what helps make the magic happen

COPEScotland were really delighted and honoured to be offered a chance by MindWaves to take part in a podcast.  The team we met at MindWaves

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Jun
17

You’re having a laugh!

Laughter also gives us release and can make us feel better.   Carry on reading and listening if you would like to learn more about laughter

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Jun
17

6 easy tips to manage stress

Avoiding stress isn't possible. Stress is a normal part of life, sometimes it can help us when we need that extra energy to meet a challenge. HOWEVER!

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Jun
17

Positive affirmations for wellbeing - What are affirmation jars?

Affirmations can be positive as well as negative.  This is why we must become aware of our self-talk, as negative affirmations can impact our sel

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Jun
17

Everyone has the right to shed tears

When we think of compassion for others, we need to consider that we see they are suffering.  When we think of compassion for others, we need to c

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Jun
16

COPEScotland message to the World

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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Jun
16

Why we need to challenge stigma around mental health and reframe our unconscious bias

We are moving in the right direction of raising awareness about looking after our mental health and talking about how we feel if we are experiencing s

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Jun
16

Tips to Help Reduce Suffering caused by Chronic Pain!

This piece does not replace professional advice from a health care provider relevant to your condition. These are some wee tips that may help alleviat

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Jun
15

We can all make a difference in helping reduce Gambling Harms

We can all be leaders in reducing gambling harms The impact of gambling harms on individuals and families is significant and often hidden.  Peopl

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Jun
10

Relaxation in 3 minutes

For the next few minutes, you have decided to make time for you to relax. Please switch off your mobile, go offline so you don't see emails arriving,

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