During a workshop for people who live with Mental Health and Well-Being issues in the community in Kirkintilloch, this photo of the local canal bank prompted one of the participants to describe how walking there made him feel really calm – like being in another world.
This anecdote reminded someone else of the local Seagull Trust, which runs free cruises on the canal for people with long-term conditions. And in turn, another participant described a recent trip where the group went to Ghiloni’s traditional Italian restaurant for chips beforehand – very well organised, helpful, and endlessly friendly staff.
It was a treat for ALISS project staff to be able to sit in on these sessions, where people exchanged tips on what kept them well in the community – all sorts of simple, everyday, common-sense things.
The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) organised the project, and have written it up in detail.
This resource curated by East Dunbartonshire Association for Mental Health