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General Catch Up

By Vivian McKinnon | Nov 6, 2020

It’s been a busy ole time in Hydro-ease. With the ever-increasing uncertainty around COVID people are reaching out more and more due to compromised Mental Health. From worrying about catching the disease to worrying about losing their job we have supported so many at this time and will continue to do so. Our new staff…

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Half a Decade and Going From Strength to Strength!

By Vivian McKinnon | Sep 28, 2020

Well well well… I remember standing in a float centre in Edinburgh in June 2015 being told that my idea to open a float centre specialising in providing space for people whose mental health was compromised would never work. That “they people” could be dangerous and how much I should reconsider and add in beauty…

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Mistakes – Don’t Give In and Never Give Up

By Vivian McKinnon | Aug 24, 2020

The Only Mistakes You Will Ever Make Is Not Understanding The Lesson. A long time ago in a land far away .. isn’t that how most fairy tales start? Well this one started in Scotland on the 26th January 1990. I say fairy tale however it was more like a real life horror story. After…

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Come in .. it’s great to have you back

By Vivian McKinnon | Jul 17, 2020

These words have been never far from my mind since we closed on 23rd March. It was a long 104 days while we were closed. I lost track of time, and myself, at some point on almost every one of those days. It is a real testament to our resilience. To come out the other…

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Viv’s Lockdown Survival Plan

By Vivian McKinnon | May 13, 2020

A 10-point plan to get you through the (hopefully) last few weeks of lockdown. We thrive and grow from our interactions with others. So how do we stop ourselves from over thinking and sending our nervous systems going into anxiety meltdown. Our current situation is causing overall population stress, but what about those who were…

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It’s the End of The World as we know it… or is it?

By Vivian McKinnon | Mar 22, 2020

It’s the end of the world as we know it .. or is it? Slow down and watch what this is REALLY about. This month started off really well. Back in January I was named in the f;entrepreneur top 100 female entrepreneurs across the UK and for International Woman’s day I was invited to the…

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“You Can Go and Love Yourself”

By Vivian McKinnon | Feb 21, 2020

February is the month of love so it’s said. Where we have set a side the 14th to show our love to our significant others, for some that’s chocolate, a nice home cooked meal perhaps flowers, for others its gifts of expensive jewellery or mini breaks. There is no end to the creativity used when…

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Blue Monday 2020

By Vivian McKinnon | Jan 20, 2020

Monday 20th January 2020 …Blue Monday? Is this even a “thing”? And if it is who came up with this day and why? Is this just a deeply depressing reminder that Christmas is over, its Baltic and your Christmas spending credit card bills are about to arrive! Or is it that’s what’s been associated with…

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Mental Health and all the Trimmings

By Vivian McKinnon | Dec 19, 2019

It’s the time of year when almost everyone is expecting goodwill and cheer, I say almost everyone as there are many people who just dread the whole festive period. Whether that’s due to finances and not being able to afford your next meal never mind decorations and gifts or religions beliefs that do not include…

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