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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Sep
09

World suicide prevention 2021

On world suicide prevention day and every day, let's explore what we can do to help reduce the number of people who die by suicide.  It is essent

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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
16

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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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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Jun
30

Whit’s happening becomes who’s who

Thanks to everyone who has read or downloaded the whit's happening magazine.  We realise the e- PDF format sometimes means finding features versu

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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

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

Enter heading here...Sometimes in winter due to less sunlight, people can feel quite down  Historically we only ever worked outdoors; two hundred

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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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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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Jun
07

Relaxation and what we can learn from frogs!

Frogs are pretty amazing and incredibly adaptable. Many argue that frogs cannot jump backwards, only forward. So in navigating a challenge, the frog i

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May
22

The power of affirmations on self-talk

The power of positive affirmations Many tools on the site offer ideas on using positive affirmations, including postcards, ideas for making your own a

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May
22

How charged does your personal battery feel right now?

We all only have so much energy and depending on what is happening in our lives.    How things impact how quickly that energy can

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May
22

How do I open up to someone? What do I say?

It is important to find someone who is a good listener. More and more is being done to raise awareness of the fact some people care. The Samaritans ar

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May
22

Every Life Does Matter - Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Scotland

Let's look at the Suicide Prevention Action Plan for Scotland.  The vision is supported by the key strategic aims of a Scotland where: People at

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May
21

Ever wondered about taking up Yoga? Or Laughter Yoga?

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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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
21

Safe Space Workshop - Free online training pack

We know often people may have long waits to see someone or be discharged from services and they feel adrift and disconnected.  The loneliness and

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May
20

What we breathe in, can affect our health. Includes Free guide to use of essential oils

What we breathe in, can affect our health. Includes Free guide to use of essential oils. Many of us will be aware of the negative impact of air pollut

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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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