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Roar Connections for Life

I recently went to meet with Roar, an organisation in Paisley that offers a variety of community activities to keep older people well and prevent isolation. Nicola, the general manager, ...

Food Buddies recruitment deadline extended

The deadline for our Food Buddies Development Worker post has been extended to 1st June 2016. Interviews will take place on the 16th June. This is a part time post working ...

Conversation and community

Anne Connor, Chief Executive at Outside the Box, attended the first of a series of Conversation Cafés that Shelter Scotland is hosting in Glasgow and reflects on the event. A ...

Mental Health Awareness Week- Dawn and Marie’s story.

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and this year the focus is on relationships. We have asked people to tell us about relationships that are important to them, and ...

Permission to Dream 2016

Encouraging people with poor mental health to dream People with poor mental health can sometimes find it hard to think about a positive future.  During the Spring of 2016, over ...

Permission to Dream 2016

Encouraging people with poor mental health to dream People with poor mental health can sometimes find it hard to think about a positive future. During the Spring of 2016, over 60 people came together in Kintore and Inverurie in  Aberdeenshire, Clydebank, Dumbarton, Wishaw and East Kilbride and shared their dreams. They supported and encouraged each other to think about a positive future and   ways to make the dreams become real. We are sharing the dreams to inspire and encourage everyone to dream. We want to encourage people to flourish and develop their capacity to make choices and lead good, active and meaningful lives. These are a few of the dreams: “It’s all about our health not our wealth” “I would like someone besides my dog to listen to me and try to understand “I would like to be part of a group of people and do things”