We are Mind Waves – an introduction

Welcome to Mind Waves! Today we are simply sharing a little introduction to what we do. Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing a bit more about our work, our people and ways you can get involved in our community.   We are Mind Waves , a small peer-led Glasgow based charity with a big imagination […]

Wild – a piece of creative non-fiction from Lynn

Today we are re-publishing a  beautiful and poignant piece of writing from Ayrshire based writer, artist and education Lynn Blair.  We thought this was something a bit unique to tie in the Mental Health Awareness Week theme of “movement” and it was clearly a favourite with many  when first published on the blog.  Lynn Blair […]

Earth Day 2024 – Laura on mindfully bringing nature indoors

This week on the blog, we are re-posting some very fitting words for Earth Day 2024.  Laura, a longstanding Mind Waves Community Correspondent, is our resident expert on all things mindfulness and enjoying the small things in life.  Enjoy!  Feeling comfortable in our environment has never been so important. Looking after our mental health and […]

A day at #TheFutureIsPeer with Scottish Recovery Network

  On the 28th February, Mind Waves were lucky enough to attend The Future is Peer, a full-day event organised by Scottish Recovery Network put on to showcase the positive impact of peer support in Scotland. In this post, we’ll be reflecting on the day, sharing some pictures from the event, and giving you some […]

Can’t Wait! by Laura

This week on the blog we have a piece from long-term Mind Waver, Laura. This is such a relatable one about the worries that can accompany ‘going out’, and the fear and negative thoughts that are all too common when you live with social anxiety. I wanted to share and see if anyone else does this, […]

6 months of Open Mic events at the Dream Machine!

On the last Monday of January, we held our final open mic event at the Dream Machine, using funding from their Betty McAllister Award. We’ve held six of these events over the last six months, and heard a myriad of tunes, poems and party pieces from the Mind Wavers. We thought it would be nice […]

New year, new me: helpful or harmful? A reshare

We’re revisiting some of our old blog posts this January. With the cold, dreary weather, the pressure of new year’s resolutions, and the myth of Blue Monday, January is tough . Be kind to yourself – and have a read. This post was originally uploaded January 13th 2023. We’re almost halfway through January now, and I’m […]