People – having people in your life as friends, confidantes and supporters is important for all of us. For many people who experience mental health problems it is important to build or rebuild social and personal networks. Read more about HOPE and how we work with you. Read more about HOPE and how we work with you.




Collaboration and Change – Making Recovery Real in Dundee

The momentum around the success of Making Recovery Real continues to grow. Christine Muir, from the Scottish Recovery Network, tells us more about this new approach to developing mental health support and encourages you to get involved! What is Making Recovery Real? Piloted in Dundee and Moray, Making Recovery Real brings people with lived experience … Continued

fit150 with your friends and family

We have previously shared tips on how to stay motivated to achieve your exercise and activity goals in 2019. One tip was to find someone who would like to exercise with you, who can motivate you and go the journey with you. So, this week we share some ideas on how the entire family and … Continued

fit150 at Downfield Place

fit150 aims to support people to be active for 150 minutes each week. There are plenty of ways to achieve 150 minutes of physical activity. From exercises you can do in the comfort of your own home to easy ways you can be more active and feel healthier in everyday life. Staff at one of … Continued

Supporting people to achieve their fit150

  In our last few posts we have been looking at how we can stay motivated; how setting goals was important for Fiona Tall, our West Area Manager, to recover her health and well-being; alongside easy ways to feel healthier and more active. This week, we asked the Moray Peer Service how they support people to achieve their … Continued

Rebuilding strength and achieving goals

Last week we launched our ‘SMART goal September’ which aims to support people to achieve their fit150 by setting ‘SMART’ goals. This week, Fiona Tall, our West Area Manager, reflects on what it meant to her to set goals on her recovery journey; from making a cup of tea to cycling and swimming.   “In February … Continued

Walk All Over Cancer

Peer Worker Fiona Gray based in Glasgow shares her experience of signing up to Walk All Over Cancer. I wanted to get fit for summer and loose the extra pounds I’d put on during those winter months. So I signed up for Walk All Over Cancer. This involved walking at least 10,000 steps every day … Continued

Spring is here

After a long winter, it finally feels like spring is giving us a well-deserved hug. Brighter warmer days at last! It’s a perfect opportunity to shine our FIT150 activity light. To get us in the swing we have put together a few insightful facts about our beloved exercise and activity. 
Is it a good idea … Continued

Mind To Move

Penumbra’s L&D facilitator Nikki shares her experience of attending a Mind To Move workshop and her Q&A with Julia James-Griffiths, creator of the workshops and the dance work ‘The Box’. Back in October for the Mental Health Arts and Film festival I ventured along to Mind To Move a community dance workshop for people with … Continued

My marathon challenge

At the start of the year I challenged myself to complete three marathons. I say complete because the aim was to start and finish and not to get hung up on the bit in between. I started running as part of my mental health recovery journey back in 2013. I ran my first marathon at … Continued

Steps to weight loss

On 22 April this year I had a routine blood test for my thyroid levels. My thyroid was OK, but the test showed I had a heightened blood glucose level. I returned for a repeat test, and was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. My first thought was OMG! No crisps… no chocolate… no fine food … Continued