Monthly Archives: May 2012

What Being a Community Reporter Means to Me

For me being a Community Reporter is about saying goodbye to my comfort zone – but in a good way. I’ve always been a slow writer, almost dyslexic, to an extent that early reports labeled me below average intelligence. It … Continue reading

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Disability Alliance Praised in Scottish Parliament

Community Reporter, Kevin Gallagher followed-up the Long Term Conditions Alliance conference with a visit to Hollyrood for a reception titled ‘My Skills, My Strengths, My Right to Work’. One of the highest profile issues of the moment for people with … Continue reading

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Ahead of the Game

Head injuries and mental illness are often inextricably linked. For some, dealing with a brain injury can not just be physically debilitating but also mentally challenging. This is something that Headway has recognised and they hope to provide the required … Continue reading

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Being a Community Reporter

Working with the Mind Waves project as a community reporter is an experience I really enjoy. At the moment I’m unemployed so it’s important for me to build constructive, regular activities into my week. One of those is Mind Waves … Continue reading

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Roots to Recovery Garden Festival – 14 June

The Roots to Recovery project, which is facilitated by Glasgow Association for Mental Health (GAMH), invites you to a Summer Garden Festival at Bellahouston Demonstration Garden.  The festival is on 14 June and starts at 12pm. It should be a … Continue reading

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Bee Keeping

Community Reporter, Kevin Gallagher tries his best to avoid using any obvious puns; Sherlock Holmes, Aristotle, Sir Edmund Hillary, Maria von Trapp, Ronnie Corbett and Scarlett Johansson – what’s the connection? They are or were all beekeepers. Bee Mastery has … Continue reading

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Flourish House

Many businesses and community projects could learn useful lessons from the example of Flourish House. If the public has any conception of what is involved in a clubhouse, it usually is of a drop-in centre where members do as much … Continue reading

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