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Hi all, Malcolm here! I thought I’d share with you what I was up to a few months ago, in June. After 15 months of working from my desk at home I was able to meet people in person, supporting a course called Scope Photography.

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  1. Connecting Craigmillar groups at Thistle

  2. Introducing our fantastic fundraising Firewalkers!

  3. Facilitate Big Plan

  4. Walk on fire fundraiser for Thistle!

  5. ThistleYP at Craigmillar Festival!

  6. Gym and class timetable August 2021

  7. Seeing Life Differently: Hopes For The Future

  8. Seeing Life Differently: Vulnerability

  9. Seeing Life Differently: Values

  10. Seeing Life Differently: Communication

  11. Booking Classes Q&A

  12. Julie Sees Life Differently

  13. Classes & updated gym timetable

  14. Reflections on an ultramarathon

  15. Ask the scientists - Covid Q&A

  16. Clan Thistle 2021

  17. Reopening of Thistle Gym 26 April

  18. Ask the scientists - Covid vaccines Q&A

  19. Thistle's rainbow of hope

  20. Jackie's story

  21. James' Tribute to Nik

  22. Wild swimming - a dip in the ocean

  23. A Day in the Life of Thistle

  24. Do you have questions about the coronavirus?

  25. Coping with Long Covid

  26. Do the Virtual Kiltwalk for Thistle!

  27. Thistle Submission to Independent Review of Adult Social Care

  28. A Peer Volunteer's Perspective

  29. January 2021 Referrer Update

  30. Letters from Castleview Primary

  31. Help us create stained glass windows for the Centre

  32. Join in with our Community12 Days of Christmas Video

  33. Reopening Information

  34. Football, Faith and Wellbeing

  35. Proceeds from new book donated to Thistle

  36. Centre reopening plans

  37. The Worst of Times, the Best of Times – part 2

  38. Midlothian Wellbeing Service - a practitioner's view

  39. Celebrating 5 Years of Midlothian Wellbeing

  40. The Worst of Times, the Best of Times – part 1

  41. Lee-ann's story

  42. Update on the Centre of Wellbeing

  43. The Gift

  44. Aye, right.

  45. Framework to support wellbeing

  46. Alex's story

  47. Take part in the virtual Kiltwalk for Thistle!

  48. Weans and Wolfensberger

  49. Fancy a spot of Chi?

  50. Everyone is 'in'.

  51. From Baking to Bermalobs

  52. Kirsty's Story

  53. Lenses

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

  55. Nicola’s Lockdown Empathy Walk

  56. Stories from strange places

  57. Steve Coulson Sees Life Differently

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

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

  60. Big Plan goes virtual!

  61. 2.6 Challenge

  62. Connecting Lifestyle and Immunity

  63. Coronavirus Update

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

  65. My Life, My Choice Panellists

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

  67. Dawn's Channel Swim

  68. What matters to you?

  69. Thistle's 75th!

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

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

  72. Thistle's Big Conversation - February 2019

  73. Thistle's Big Conversation - January 2019

  74. Thistle's Big Conversation - October vlog

  75. Thistle's Big Conversation - vlog 3!

  76. Activate Course

  77. Summer Shindig

  78. Big Conversation vlog2

  79. Kieran's Big Plan

  80. Big Conversation vlog!

  81. Stop the Wait

  82. National Involvement Network

  83. Lloyds Volunteers give Thistle a refresh!

  84. Chi in the Park launch!

  85. It came without ribbons...

  86. No great mind has ever existed...

  87. The flower that blooms in adversity

  88. We are all different

  89. Gratitude

  90. Every day may not be good

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

  92. Do not judge by appearances

  93. Not all of us can do great things

  94. It always seems impossible...

  95. It's easy to make a quick buck

  96. You're bonkers mad?

  97. Do you wish to move mountains?

  98. Thought for today

  99. Good thoughts

  100. Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try

  101. Words from Jo Cox

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

  103. A Monday morning reminder

  104. Be the reason someone smiles today

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

  106. A thought for the day, from Morrie Schwartz

  107. A thought for the day, from Mary Angelou

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

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

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

  111. Call me Dangerous Dave

  112. Are Citizens Risk Assessed?

  113. Full marks from the Care Inspectorate

  114. Happy Birthday to Changing Places

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

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

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

  118. The First Minister opens our new Centre of Wellbeing

  119. The Big Conversation - starting a conversation that matters

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

  121. We're moving!

  122. Thank you to the Fire Walkers

  123. 6 Things about InterAct that you might not know...

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

  125. Ross' review of the Big Plan

  126. Meet our InterActive team...

  127. Why words matter

  128. "I would never have believed..."

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

  130. Changing the conversation

  131. Stop worrying about risk

  132. Scope Photography

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