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We can all make a difference in helping reduce Gambling Harms

COPEScotland is really grateful to everyone who gave their time to attend the chat with me zoom session and the follow up event with The Alliance from Alliance 2020 and Scotland Reducing Gambling Harms programme. What's really clear is there are many...
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Learning not to beat yourself up with guilt

How often do we find we beat ourselves up over, something we didn't say but thought we should?  Or something we did say and want to take it back. Or not acting when we should have, or, acting when we shouldn't? Or taking responsibility for somet...
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Festive arrangements COPE the project

COPEScotland recognises that this year has been a strange one in many ways. Therefore, we have decided to do things a wee bit differently over the festive period. While the team who offer one to one support will be unavailable from 17 th of December ...
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A poor night’s sleep and fatigue!

  By now most of us know we are in a pandemic and probably feeling pretty tired of being reminded of that, the potential danger it presents to life and the restrictions we find ourselves living under trying to get it under control, which often m...
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Whit’s happening issue 11

COPEScotland started this wee magazine as a way of sharing information and it's kind of grown and grown and grown! We are going to spend some time reflecting on how this magazine has been received and how it can evolve further in future e.g. we may m...
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Wee ideas tae help plan in case ye need tae self-isolate

Think by now most of us are feeling pretty weary of the whole COVID-19 situation.  We are all doing our best to follow the rules and yet, the virus is still an issue.  Going into winter we know, we cannot let our guard down as hospitals are...
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The scented sitooterie

The scented sitooterie
  Okay, I hear some ask whit's sitooteries, well It's also known as a small building or area where people can sit outside. However, sitooteries is such a super word let's just call it that! Scented sitooterie, well, that has a nice ring to it!. ...
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Finding meaningfulness in the everyday

For quite a long time now, many have pondered the big questions like ' why are we here' . ' what's it all about' ' what is the answer to life, the universe and everything! ' In Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams, the supercomputer Deep...
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Gambling Harms Champions

Safer Gambling week 19 th to the 25 th of November 2020 Some people may argue, there is no safer gambling, for some people even that innocent win on a free raffle could be the beginning of slipping back into habits which could spiral out of control.&...
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Switching what we focus on and lighting the candles of hope for ourselves and each other

Most of us by now maybe finding the whole COVID19 situation has been going on a long time. We may recognise the need for the health and economy of the nation that infection rates are brought under control. However, we may also be struggling with the ...
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