In this episode, Michael McEwan speaks to Alison Cairns, Chief Executive of Bipolar Scotland, about what the supports and services the organisation provides.
In 2012, Iriss undertook a project focused on understanding how an assets based approach could improve mental health and well-being within East Dunbartonshire, focusing specifically on Kirkintilloch.
Recovery Across Mental Health (formerly Renfrewshire Association for Mental Health) is an independent voluntary sector organisation that aims to enable people to recover from mental ill health and to promote wellbeing. This year RAMH is celebrating 25 years of providing support and is running a £25,000 appeal for 2015. Michael McEwan speaks to Karen Milne who tells us more about the organisation and launch of the celebrations.
Until his mid 20s Chris White was doing OK: working ,married and a decent social life. He began to feel worried and anxious and quickly began to feel he couldn't cope. Between 1995 and 1999 Chris attended a day centre. In the second in our My Life My Way series Michael McEwan of Able Radio talks to Chris about why he decided to stop attending.
Write to Recovery, a website designed to support people affected by mental health problems on their journeys of recovery, was launched on 11 June 2014 at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh. The launch forms part of the Scottish Recovery Network's 10-year anniversary celebrations. IRISS.FM went along to chat with the guest speakers, acclaimed 'indie' author Linda Gillard; and Robin Ross, both of who have used writing on their own journeys of recovery.
In December 2013, IRISS.FM spoke to Sandra Gyaltsen, Learning and Development Officer at Dumfries and Galloway Council, and Jane Kellock, Senior Manager - Children and Early Intervention at West Lothian Council, on the subject of mindfulness and its application to social services practice.