Escapism through movie characters

Group members talked about who their favourite movie characters were and why. They agreed that fictional characters provides them a feeling of escapism from their everyday lives. Movie characters can be form part of our public consciousenss in the same way as pieces of music do. Imagining how your movie character would deal with someoneContinue reading “Escapism through movie characters”

New group programme/referral process

If you are interested in attending the group please contact us and we will put you on the waiting list with the hope being that you will not have to wait too long.

Equality in Society

So! We just put it out there today; Equality in society…what does that mean for people?  What were their experiences of being treated equally or unequally? Interestingly the group went straight to gender inequality, especially sexual assult on women, a topic that is currently headlining most days as society is rocked by the prevalence ofContinue reading “Equality in Society”

Stages of change

  Today we looked at how people could make positive changes in their lives and ways to do this. This group’s ethos is very much built upon movement and progressing to a place of hope from low points of despair. For some, the very thought of change invokes a fear of the unknown. This canContinue reading “Stages of change”

The Meaning of Mindfulness

Today we explored what people understand by ‘Mindfulness’ and their experiences of it.  Some people knew nothing about it, others had experienced it in a Buddist context and others had experienced the ‘Mindful Raisin’ exercise.  Sounds intriguing?  People had sat with raisins and considered what they look like, sound like, smell like and taste like!!!Continue reading “The Meaning of Mindfulness”

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!”