Today was a very productive meeting. It was great to welcome a new member along who was made to feel very welcome. Due to the group talking about what helps one another whn feeling down, someone brought in a crochet, a poem and a mobile display to express the way she feels. The group wasContinue reading “Busy group!”
Today we were having a laugh trying to figure out how to access twitter and the blog from our mobiles, but here we are we made it!! We had a lively, creative discussion with loads of ideas for future possible directions with the Choose Life Group. We have many potential projects. It feels empowering howContinue reading “Inspiring Ideas”
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”
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!”
It’s great to report that we now have over 300 followers on Twitter! It is fabulous that we are really getting the word out of what the group is all about and also being a great way to network in finding out what others do. Thanks for following the group and raising awareness of suicide.
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”
We had a very good first group of 2013. We welcomed new members to the group who were made to feel very welcome and who’s contribution to th e group was very much appreciated. It was so powerful and heartening to see the way that group members supported each other to feel less alone. With it being theContinue reading “First Group of 2013!”
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”
Simpson House Groups 2013 We re-open Monday 7th Jan SMART starts Tuesday 8th Jan (check http://www.smartrecovery.org.uk/ 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”
We have drawn up a list of new ideas for 2013 which includes having guest speakers creating podcasts, drama and filming. More information about 2013 as it arrives!