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Safe Space Workshop Session One IMPORTANT

An introduction to session ONE of the training, more sessions to come . The aim of this FREE online training resource is to share ideas on actions which may help create psychologically safer places in informal and peer-led groups. The resource can be...
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Jigsaw more than a project a concept

 It was great to see so many groups and agencies attend the launch of the 'What's in Drumchapel for you and yours ' information booklet launch.  Thanks to everyone who helped make the booklet possible including James Larmour & Paul Fult...
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Using the senses to relax

We have five basic senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch .  The sensing organs associated with each sense send information to the brain to help us understand and perceive the world around us.  We can learn to use our senses to prom...
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The power of poetry and affirmations

COPEScotland were very grateful to see a tweet @drsbutler and @PoetrySociety about a piece in the Guardian @guardian about the impact of Poetry on mental wellbeing. We constantly work with the voices of lived experience to find new and better ways to...
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You’re having a laugh!

Now sometimes we don't feel very much like laughing, sometimes we don't have very much to laugh about. However, research has shown, our bodies can't really tell the difference between a real laugh and a fake one, so it responds in the same way, it re...
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How do I open up to someone? What do I say?

As discussed in previous items, it's important to find someone who is a good listener. More and more is being done to raise awareness of the fact there are people who care. The Samaritans are running a campaign ' Small Talk Saves Lives '  Carneg...
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How to open up and talk about things when they are not fine

Previously we spoke about how many of us say we are fine, when in fact we are not, and we covered some of the reasons why we may do that. We also covered if you are having thoughts of suicide how important it was to tell someone , we cannot emphasise...
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Every Life Does Matter - Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Scotland

Following our last piece on 'What if you're not fine, in fact, you are thinking of Suicide' we are delighted to see the new Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Scotland The vision is supported by the key strategic aims of a Scotland where: People at r...
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What if you’re not fine, in fact, your thinking of suicide?

We spoke about how all of us at times can reply, yeah everything is fine when sometimes it is far from fine.  There are many degrees of things not being fine if you feel your life is at risk of suicide you need to talk to someone now .  Als...
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Learning how to share when things aren’t going well

This is the first in a series of items, where we plan to explore the real challenge many of us face around admitting things aren't fine. This week we will look at why we say things are fine when they are far from fine. Why do we say we are fine when ...
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