Monthly Archives: April 2012

Advocacy

Many people who have a mental health problem find it difficult or distressing to deal with certain aspects of their lives, like dealing with bureaucracy, when they are acutely unwell. In those situations, it is often a good idea to … Continue reading

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Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland (LTCAS) Conference

Community Reporter Kevin Gallagher was asked the following question recently – How do you avoid talking politics in relation to the state of funding for long-term care? Especially as it has such an effect on all aspects of life for … Continue reading

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Kicking Out Mental Health Stigma

The stigma attached to those who suffer Mental Health problems is unquestionable. But now we see new initiatives that are trying to eradicate such an attachment. It comes from an unlikely source and for many a popular one too. Football, … Continue reading

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Being a Community Reporter

When I was given the opportunity  to work with the Mindwaves project I was very excited about the prospect. Not only did I consider it work that I believed in but I also appreciated the experience it would give me. … Continue reading

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Singing For the Brain

Positive mental wellbeing is important for everyone.  One group of people who often have poorer mental wellbeing is those affected by dementia.  The condition can be hard for both people who have dementia and for their carers.  But one way … Continue reading

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