Self Harm Discussion

Today we had Angela Voulgari  from Penumbra in the group today to explain what her Organisation does and to talk about self harm.  A common misconception about Penumbra is that it is a service only for teenagers who self harm.  Angela was able to explain that the organisation works with lots of different areas supporting people’s Mental HealthContinue reading “Self Harm Discussion”

Group welcomes new members!

It was excellent today to welcome two new members to the group.  We looked at the way society deals with the stigma of mental health and ways in that people expressed themselves in our culture. We looked at how sometimes as human beings we sometimes play our talents down and dismiss our strengths all to readily, tending sometimesContinue reading “Group welcomes new members!”

Relaxation techniques

We had a really worthwhile meeting today focussing on what helps when we feel down.  The things that people found most helpful were music, movies and nature.  Group members felt that these passions and interests helped them forget issues they were going through and made them feel a bit better within themselves.    We had our first guestContinue reading “Relaxation techniques”

Help over Christmas and New Year

If you need help immediately over Christmas and New Year, here are some local services: Police, Fire, Ambulance –  for emergencies Tel:   999 Mental Health Assessment Service (MHAS) – Tel:  0131 537 6000 NHS 24 – Tel:  08454 24 24 24 Emergency Social Work Service – Tel:  0800 731 6969 Edinburgh Samaritans – Tel:  0131Continue reading “Help over Christmas and New Year”

Festive period info

Simpson House Groups 2013 We re-open Monday 7th Jan SMART starts Tuesday 8th Jan (check for details of meetings over Christmas.  Jardine will be posting this info) Choose Life starts Thursday 10th Jan (check blog over holidays)   Crew festive opening Diane will be at Crew between Christmas and New Year if you needContinue reading “Festive period info”