Do you find yourself drinking more than normal? If so you’re not alone as lockdown has coincided with a spike in alcohol sales. If you are worrying that your drinking – or that of a loved one – is starting to get out of control, the team at local alcohol support charity is … [Read more...] about Is Booze Your Lockdown Buddy?
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Words and Photos by Angela Clark “Sit with your daughter and say your goodbyes until she passes.” Those were the heartbreaking words uttered to the Boyle family from Clydebank as their daughter Jamie-lee lay in a coma fighting for her life. A week earlier Jamie-lee the … [Read more...] about Gift of Life
By Charlie Sherry Ten years ago I realised my relationship with alcohol had changed from maybe having one too many on a night out, to sneaking up to the local Spar for my carryout at times when I was least likely to meet someone I knew. I had become totally withdrawn, a … [Read more...] about Light at the End of the Tunnel
Words and photos by Brian Wright In 2018, I was diagnosed with an aggressive and invasive blood cancer. The growth had already penetrated into the bone marrow of my spine and had become a serious threat to my central nervous system. The blood treatment was decided to be an … [Read more...] about Creativity and Purpose
Knit & Natter Words & Photos by Caroline Finn Knitting is not an obvious therapy for anxiety or depression but mixed with a healthy dose of blethering it can prove the perfect tonic. Two Dalmuir-based ‘Knit n Natter’ groups offer this combination of creativity and … [Read more...] about Knit & Natter