Save the date…

Stories of Changing Lives 3 will be launched on 17th October in the Summerhall Café, from 6.30pm. There will be readings from the book, a screening of the new film, and of course your chance pick up a copy of the book. The Stories exhibition will be at Summerhall from 10th – 31st October. We’re hoping to organise a group …

Stories of Changing Lives Three

With just a couple of months to go until Stories of Changing Lives 3 goes to print, things are really starting to come together! (If you haven’t come across the project yet – we’re putting together a book of writing, poems, photographs and artwork about experiences of mental health and the REH.) I’ve met some amazing storytellers and writers, and …

Patients Council Meeting – 29 May 2017

We welcomed Dr Jane Cheeseman, Maria Holancova and Fiona Hutcheson to tell us more about the Quality Improvement (QI) programme in NHS Lothian which aims to ensure safe, effective and person centred care for all. It involves everyone in healthcare – staff, patients, carers, researchers, planners – to make the changes that will lead to better patient outcomes, better system …

Join us for a workshop

Join us for a workshop (or two or three!) to get inspired – come along to try it out with no pressure to put anything in the book. Creative writing: Friday 31st March, The Library at the REH, 2-3pm Storytelling: Friday 7th April, The Library at the REH, 2-3pm Film and photo taster session: 11th April, The Hive at the …

Stories Of Changing Lives Three

The Stories project is underway! I know some of you are already writing your stories, and I can’t wait to read them. If you’ve spent time on a rehab ward, or had a longer stay on another ward, you’re invited to contribute your story about your experiences with mental health too. You can write, draw, tell, paint, take photos, and/or …

Group Advocacy

In the rehab wards we introduced our new Stories worker, Katherine, to the groups and were fascinated to learn how many people had written stories, poems and even had whole film scripts stored in their bottom drawers. We hope lots of these lovers of the written and spoken word will work with Katherine to help produce our third edition of …

Join Us At One Of Our Workshops

Join us for a workshop (or two or three!) to get inspired – come along to try it out with no pressure to put anything in the book. Creative writing: Friday 31st March, The Library at the REH, 2-3pm Storytelling: Friday 7th April, The Library at the REH, 2-3pm Film and photo taster session: 11th April, The Hive at the …

Patients Council Meeting – 30 January 2017

Patients Council Meeting – 30 January 2017 Guest speaker: Daniel Johnson, MSP Daniel, our local MSP, favours increased funding and a more holistic approach to mental health, starting with mental health counsellors in every school and better training for teachers. Mental health deserves parity with physical health but treatment might be about finding ways to cope, such as self-help techniques, …

Staff Patient Dialogue

Patients and staff working together to analyse hospital issues Come along to our meeting … Wednesday 21st December 12.30 – 2.00 pm in the Annie Altshul Room