Finding your inner strengths

Today at the group we looked at what we think our strengths are.  Firstly each group member was given post-it notes to write down what they felt their strengths and gifts are. This can prove to be not a particularly easy thing to do if we are not feeling good about ourselves.  However, today people were ableContinue reading “Finding your inner strengths”

Taking tips from #NationalStressAwarenessDay

The day before our group met it was #NationalStressAwarenessDay and we thought we would use some of the information posted on Twitter to find helpful ways to manage stress, since feeling stressed is a universal experience.  First of all we discussed a blog by Benjamin Bonetti about how the three areas of Nutrition, Fitness andContinue reading “Taking tips from #NationalStressAwarenessDay”

The group welcomes Hilary from Vintage Rehab

It was lovely to welcome another new member to the group this week. Everyone in the group can identify how hard it can be coming to a new group for the first time. The group are very supportive of new members as they have been there themselves. Today it was great to welcome Hilary fromContinue reading “The group welcomes Hilary from Vintage Rehab”

Lots of Positive Energy Flowing Through Group!

Today we had a slightly different type of meeting; where a large chunk of it would be used in preparation for next week’s event/talk. A couple of group members discussed how their trip through to The Scottish Recovery initiative went. As the group had received funding from this organisation to go towards raising awareness ofContinue reading “Lots of Positive Energy Flowing Through Group!”

1st Year Celebration Event!

Today was our big event! Part of what the aims of today’s event are to show where the group is, where we were, and where we are going. We started of the event by showing the teaser trailer to give people a brief glimpse of what the group is about before explaining more as theContinue reading “1st Year Celebration Event!”

Welcome!

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 whoContinue reading “Welcome!”