Supporting those left behind by suicide

When people’s lives are tragically impacted by suicide this can feel extra difficult because of the stigma which sometimes still exists in society.  People may feel they don’t know how to address it or speak about it.  It can feel very lonely, a disenfranchised grief and the impact on the person left behind can lastContinue reading “Supporting those left behind by suicide”

Playlist for holding in what are uncertain times

Time and time again music has provided a form of healing for group members. With this in mind and the current situation around the world we thought we would create a short playlist which we hope can provide some healing for you. Why is music effective? Faster songs facilitate concentration and alertness while slower songsContinue reading “Playlist for holding in what are uncertain times”

Finding hope in uncertainty

A Life Worth Living group which usually meets together at Simpson House has currently suspended face to face meetings in line with the government guidance on social distancing.  However we will still be posting blogs as a way of connecting together through these unprecedented times. This weeks blog, as we follow our group programme, willContinue reading “Finding hope in uncertainty”

Making a breakthrough

At this group we considered how we can feel very stuck in life at times, we can feel stuck in situations, or in our thinking, or in the way we feel.  Group members talked about how they had experienced breakthroughs at different points in their lives.  One person talked about how they were having difficultyContinue reading “Making a breakthrough”

What shopping means to me

At our group today the topic for discussion was Shopping! A bit unusual and some members felt a bit dubious about it however as usual it led to a lively conversation! We discussed how you would often see women loving the shopping experience and how you would see men waiting sitting waiting patiently but clearlyContinue reading “What shopping means to me”

2020 So far…

In our first group in January we looked at how people had got on over the Christmas and New Year period. It was fair to say it was pretty much a mixed bag in terms of this answer. Some people were pleasantly surprised with how well they coped while for others it felt like aContinue reading “2020 So far…”

Last group of 2019

On Thursday’s group it was our final group for the year. We had decided to have a Christmas party.  However, as the group is called a life worth living we do acknowledge how Christmas can be a really difficult time for people.. We discussed how the run up to Christmas can seem to go onContinue reading “Last group of 2019”

What do books mean to us?

The group met to discuss how books and reading have been a useful resource for recreation and learning throughout our lives. Aspects of this broadly broke down upon experiences of reading and being read to as children, books that have inspired or moved us, and any fiction character or real life person that we couldContinue reading “What do books mean to us?”