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Our thoughts.

Starting conversations that matter.

Aye, right.

This is a wee story illustrating that when you begin to see things differently it doesn’t mean that everyone else will be quick to share that view. It also helps to explain that being ‘person centred’ is so much more than a set of ‘tools’ or techniques. Rather, it’s about relationships, commitment, time and much more. Person centred is actually less about ‘doing’ and much more about ‘being’, or in many situations, about becoming.

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  1. Framework to support wellbeing

  2. Alex's story

  3. Take part in the virtual Kiltwalk for Thistle!

  4. Weans and Wolfensberger

  5. Fancy a spot of Chi?

  6. Everyone is 'in'.

  7. From Baking to Bermalobs

  8. Kirsty's Story

  9. Lenses

  10. Thistle offers support for people struggling after COVID-19 illness

  11. Nicola’s Lockdown Empathy Walk

  12. Stories from strange places

  13. Steve Coulson Sees Life Differently

  14. We're looking for a Volunteer Social Media Officer!

  15. Are you a young person living with a long term health condition?

  16. Big Plan goes virtual!

  17. 2.6 Challenge

  18. Connecting Lifestyle and Immunity

  19. Coronavirus Update

  20. My Life, My Choice - What a Night!

  21. My Life, My Choice Panellists

  22. Response to the Home Secretary's New Immigration Policy

  23. Dawn's Channel Swim

  24. What matters to you?

  25. Thistle's 75th!

  26. Thistle awarded £4,000 to train and support wellbeing volunteers

  27. Thistle hosts launch of Scottish Government's Keys to Life strategy

  28. Thistle's Big Conversation - February 2019

  29. Thistle's Big Conversation - January 2019

  30. Thistle's Big Conversation - October vlog

  31. Thistle's Big Conversation - vlog 3!

  32. Activate Course

  33. Summer Shindig

  34. Big Conversation vlog2

  35. Kieran's Big Plan

  36. Big Conversation vlog!

  37. Stop the Wait

  38. National Involvement Network

  39. Lloyds Volunteers give Thistle a refresh!

  40. Chi in the Park launch!

  41. It came without ribbons...

  42. No great mind has ever existed...

  43. The flower that blooms in adversity

  44. We are all different

  45. Gratitude

  46. Every day may not be good

  47. If we all do one random act of kindness daily

  48. Do not judge by appearances

  49. Not all of us can do great things

  50. It always seems impossible...

  51. It's easy to make a quick buck

  52. You're bonkers mad?

  53. Do you wish to move mountains?

  54. Thought for today

  55. Good thoughts

  56. Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try

  57. Words from Jo Cox

  58. Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...

  59. A Monday morning reminder

  60. Be the reason someone smiles today

  61. A thought for the day, from Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh

  62. A thought for the day, from Morrie Schwartz

  63. A thought for the day, from Mary Angelou

  64. Another triumph for Dawn as she's shortlisted for an award at the Alliance's Self Management Awards

  65. Douglas gets on the treadmill...and takes a huge step forward

  66. " I used to think I was fat and useless, with nothing to do..."

  67. Call me Dangerous Dave

  68. Are Citizens Risk Assessed?

  69. Full marks from the Care Inspectorate

  70. Happy Birthday to Changing Places

  71. What conditions do we need for health and wellbeing?

  72. "We need more leadership and less management" argues Phil Roycroft from our Leading Others course

  73. Maureen Child raises over £2,000 for Thistle

  74. The First Minister opens our new Centre of Wellbeing

  75. The Big Conversation - starting a conversation that matters

  76. Dawn thought her life was over. Turns out a new, exciting chapter was only just beginning

  77. We're moving!

  78. Thank you to the Fire Walkers

  79. 6 Things about InterAct that you might not know...

  80. "I've got MS, but it'll never have me"

  81. Ross' review of the Big Plan

  82. Meet our InterActive team...

  83. Why words matter

  84. "I would never have believed..."

  85. Is a butterfly a transformation or a better caterpillar?

  86. Changing the conversation

  87. Stop worrying about risk

  88. Aye, right.

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