Jan
25

Thinking about starting your own group? Don’t panic!

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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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Jan
04

Finding the motivation to set goals that matter to you. Otherwise, it’s just another thing to do!

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How often do we tell ourselves we must start this, stop that, be more this, etc. etc. How often do we listen to ourselves? Yes, sometimes we do decide

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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
29

Tips for autumn and winter wellness (PDF booklet)

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Each year we produce a winter wellness booklet, this year we have released it a couple of months earlier as we know with the cost-of-living crisis and

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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 (New Video)

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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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Jul
04

Growchapel Food Forest - Growing a future together

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COPEScotland continues to explore ways to support Growchapel, most recently we worked with Growchapel to sponsor a food forest designed by https://www

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Jun
28

Having fun in the sun (Updated PDF)

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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
23

Managers' wellbeing matters too

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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

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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
16

Tips for winter wellness

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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?

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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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Oct
03

Catalysts for Change

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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.”

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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

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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.

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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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Jun
25

Whit's happening issue 15

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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
22

Ever wondered about taking up Yoga? Or Laughter Yoga?

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Sometimes, when we think of becoming more active or finding ways to recharge our batteries, we are looking for a new hobby.  Perhaps yoga is some

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Jun
19

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

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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!

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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!.....  Okay, some of

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