WellBeing and Mental Health

A growing range of self-help videos and workbook/blog tips to support you when no one else is there.

They do not replace professional advice but offer something that may help when there are storms in the sea of life, so perhaps some storms can be avoided or minimised.

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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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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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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Wellness activism for winter tips for looking after you and yours - full version (PDF)

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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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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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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
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

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
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
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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Jun
09

Surviving panic attacks PART ONE and TWO

As a survival mechanism we were given the flight or fight response, basically to help us steer clear of danger and so be safe.   When the 'W

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May
21

Living with Inequality

We made this video some time ago sharing what people wanted others to know of their experience of inequality. While time may have moved on, for many p

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May
19

Using your senses to relax

Co-designed with the voices of lived experience, this video demonstrates some ideas on relaxation techniques that use all the senses and don't rely on

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May
19

Things we can do to help make a difference to the environment.

Sometimes it can be very overwhelming all the problems we can have as individuals and the pain and suffering we see on the news others are struggling

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May
19

What are you saying to yourself, because you are listening

We often feel hurt or confused by how others have treated us or what they have said. How often do we really pay attention to the things we say to ours

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