Please note, after consultation with group members it was agreed that there will be no group on Thursday 1st August due to holidays and other commitments. The group will resume on Thursday 9th August with Geoffrey Baines returning to work on people’s strengths.
We are pleased to announce that the group now has its very own Smart Phone Android App.
To download from Google Playstore please see link! http://bit.ly/Y3Y77A
Please note that there will not be a group running on Thursday 4th April due to Easter holidays.
The group will return on Thurs 11th April with Geoffrey Baines (Strengths based) as its guest.
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.
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 need to chat. First SMART group is on Wednesday 9th Jan
Serenity Cafe Festive Opening
We are providing a safe drink and drug free space on Christmas Day 12-4pm and New Years Day 12-4pm
We will be open to 4pm Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve
Our Hogmanay Spectacular is on as usual – a family friendly celebration – 7pm til after the bells £5 per person £2 per child
Group starts again Monday 14th January at 10-10.45am in the Grassmarket
Welcome to the online home of the Choose Life Project at Simpson House. We started our work in the Summer of 2012, funded by the national chooselife strategy for suicide prevention. We are here to help anyone who has felt suicidal or who would like support in their recovery, and to provide a space for those who want to help others.
Our project has two strands.
The first is focused around our weekly group meetings at Simpson House in Edinburgh. The group first met in September 2012. It is a small friendly group, with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere creating a safe space to explore and share experiences.
The second strand of our work is focused around exploring and creating safe online spaces to improve outreach and support provision for those at risk of suicide.
We will be using this blog to provide updates on the progress of our project, share the resources we create within the group, raise public awareness, and tackle the stigma of suicide.
We hope you enjoy following us, and might even consider getting involved in our group or the wider work of our project.