Mindful Living - 14 April 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Mindful Living - 14 April 2014

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The Depressed Cake Shop - 3rd May 2014

Monday, April 07, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

The Depressed Cake Shop 3rd May 2014


Mindful Living - 7 April 2014

Monday, April 07, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Mindful Living - 7 April 2014

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Mindful Living Newsletter - 31 March 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

Mindful Living - 31 March 2014

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Doorstep Crime & Fire Prevention Road Show

Thursday, March 27, 2014 By: Fiona | Tagged: , |

Police Scotlandis hosting a 'Bogus/Doorstep Crime' awareness road show within East Kilbride Shopping Centre between Monday 7th April & Friday 11th April 2014.

This week long campaign to raise awareness of this issue is supported by Shop EK and our partner agencies such as Scottish Fire and Rescue and the Scottish Business resilience centre.

PC Matt McCabe safer communities' officer will be delivering a video presentation highlighting some of the ways that some of our most vulnerable citizens are routinely scammed into parting with money. Denise Donoghue from Scottish Fire & Rescue will also be delivering a fire safety presentation and there will be an opportunity to discuss any concerns with both representatives.

The presentation will last approximately one hour and places can be booked by calling Police Scotland on 101 and leaving your details for the attention of P.C. Matt McCabe.


SMHAFF Writing Competition Launches Today

Monday, March 24, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , , |

The Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival has announced a brand new writing competition, in partnership with Bipolar Scotland, on the theme of "Power".

The competition opens today and will allow people to enter work into categories including poems, short stories, diary/blog entries, letters and newspaper articles.

They are interested in your interpretation of the theme "Power" and encourage innovative and diverse perspectives - the limit is your imagination! Winning and highly commended entries in each category will be honoured at an awards ceremony during the Festival in October. 

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Community Links (South Lanarkshire) Awarded Grant to Tackle Stigma and Discrimination in South Lanarkshire

Friday, March 21, 2014 By: Fiona | Tagged: , |

Community Links (South Lanarkshire) has been awarded £4,000 from the 'see me' Local Grants Scheme 2013.

'see me', Scotland's national programme to tackle the stigma and discrimination of mental ill-health, awarded the funding to Community Links for their Supporting Communities of South Lanarkshire in Mental Health.

The project aims to reduce stigma around mental health & wellbeing and give local young people of South Lanarkshire an opportunity for young people aged between 16 - 24 years to express their views through the use of social media.

The 'see me' Local Grants Scheme has distributed £40,000 of funding to groups across Scotland to help fight stigma in their local area through this initiative, with up to £4,000 going to each group. It seeks to encourage organisations to take a lead in changing public attitudes and behaviours towards people with mental health problems by engaging with their local community. People with lived experience of mental ill-health have a key role in the delivery of each project.

Billy Watson, 'see me' spokesperson, said "

The Supporting Communities of South Lanarkshire in Mental Health appealed to the 'see me' Local Grants Scheme because it exclusively focuses on the use of social media and gives young people in South Lanarkshire an opinion on the development and delivery of the campaign.

"We are committed to supporting local organisations and their inspiring initiatives for tackling the stigma of mental ill-health. This scheme provides organisations with the opportunity to speak up and helps them to play their part in ending discrimination in their community. We hope that Community Links will make a positive difference and encourage others across South Lanarkshire to get involved too."

Please click here to see full press release

Please see below Visuals for the Campaign

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The Health and Wellness Hub Activity Programme 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

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Every Thursday in The Pat Cullinan Community Centre, Motherwell. 

T'ai Chi for Beginners class at 10am
(Particularly beneficial for people with health issues e.g. arthritis, problems with mobility)

Zumba 11.00am 

Metafit 12 noon

A variety of Holistic Therapy Tasters from 10am to 11.30am
(Places are on a first come first served basis)

Laughter Yoga class 12 noon (Please note, this class does not start until Thur 24th April) 

Advice also available from various organisations on all things Health and wellbeing related.

Also, we have a new T'ai chi class starting on Wednesday 26th March from
6.30-7.30pm in The Jim Foley Community centre, Craigneuk -All welcome.

All our services are completely free of charge.


Local band, Falconhoof, show support for the ‘see me’ programme

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , , |


At last October's 'see me' pledge signing in Cumbernauld, local alternative rock band from Abronhill High School, Cumbernauld, closed the event performing their debut of their song 'see me'.

Band member, Scott Parker said, "We thought it was essential for us as a band to show that we were fully supporting the campaign. Therefore, the name for the song 'see me' allowed the song and the campaign to be easily interlinked and demonstrated just how enthusiastic we were to support the campaign as a group. We felt that the lyrics had to first-of-all, alert the public to some of the difficulties that those with mental health problems can experience but also be uplifting reminding us all that despite these difficulties, it is still possible to live a fantastic and prosperous life. We hope that these lyrics will inspire a number of people to unite and work for one another."


'see me' lyrics

Don't turn your back on me don't go away

Support me when I'm down and out and feeling on my own

Rejected, feeling like I'm different from my peers

But with your help, you can show me that there's nothing I should fear

I'm just like you, see me

I'm here for you, see me

I'll stand by you, see me

See me, see me

You may think, things will stay the same never improve

But even with these problems, you can live your life we know you'll make it through

Hold on, we'll lend a helping hand when you're in need

Because together, we're all the same and no one will be left out

I'm just like you, see me

I'm here for you, see me

I'll stand by you, see me

See me, see me


Hold on we'll lend a hand

Together as one we'll make a final stand

I'm just like you, see me

I'm here for you, see me

I'll stand by you, see me

I'm just like you, see me

I'm here for you, see me

I'll stand by you, see me

See me, see me



The Mindful Community Newsletter 17th March 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014 By: Gerald | Tagged: , |

The Mindfulness Community Newsletter 17th March 2014

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