• Carluke High School See Me, Read Me

    SEE_ME_HEXWorking with young people today to explore mental health and the stigma when we don’t talk about it.
    School can be a hard place to be. I found it quite hard when I was there, and going back to that place can be quite emotional. But I am so keen to let the young people know that it’s okay to not be okay, that it’s good to talk, – and read and write about what we                                                                          all share as human beings.Let’s stop the                                                                                stigma in schools!

    Wee Read will take some poems and stories that will hopefully bring a vista of opportunity to open up and dispel the anxiety and doubts about school life.

    Here are some useful websites:


    See Me in Scotland

    Respect Me,  Scotland’s Anti-Bullying Service,

    Respect Me – Scotland’s Anti-Bullying Service

    Young minds  http://www.youngminds.org.uk/

    Childline           http://www.childline.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx Telephone 0800 1111

    The Samaritans , The Samaritans offer free, confidential advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Call: 08457 90 90 90
    Visit:Samaritans    Email: jo@samaritans.org
    Breathing Space                 Breathing Space is a free, confidential phoneline service for any individual who is experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.Call: 0800 83 85 87

    Breathing Space operates  Mon – Thurs between 6pm and 2am and Fri – Mon between 6pm – 6am

    NHS 24            NHS 24 works in partnership with local NHS Boards out-of-hours services to provide patients with health advice and help when GP practices are closed.Call: 08454 24 24 24               Visit: NHS 24
    If you think you need an emergency ambulance, call 999 and speak to the operator.



Born in 1958 and brought up in Blantyre in a family of seven. Moved to Glasgow in 1976 and stayed until 2012. Then I moved back to Hamilton where I had attended secondary school, for 4 years. Home is now Glasgow, again, I am a weegie through 'n through. I have two daughters, and four granddaughters who all light up my life. My experience of working with poetry, writing, reading and so on is from my childhood. One of my poems was published in a school magazine when I was 12. I am now trying to publish my first grown-up booklet of poems within the next year or so. I trained and studied to become a librarian from 1977. It was the one job I wanted since reading in Hamilton Townhouse Library in the early 1970's!I watched the staff and thought, I'd like to work here... Bibliotherapy came into my life in 2007, at Glasgow Women's Library.


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