We had a very worthwhile group today with John Crawford as our guest. John was explaining to the group what SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) do. John was filmed (this will be put on this blog on the near future) talking about the new group he is going to start running in Glasgow. This group is called the Community Support Network Service. The group aims to support family members, friends, loved ones and carers of those who are living with thoughts of suicide.
John said he was very interested in hearing about the group member’s experiences with suicidal thoughts. John mentioned if group members have someone they can talk to when they feel really low and with whom they could construct a contract so that when things seem unbearable they can chat to that individual.
It was great to have John at the group as it helped people explore things that they maybe had not before.
Next Week we will have Lesley Galbraith from the Scottish Recovery Consortium as our guest.