New podcast episode on creativity and mental health

There’s a new episode of the Mind Waves podcast hosted and edited by our audio whiz Rosie, focusing on creativity and mental health. Rosie chats to Simon, Vanessa and Chris, and the podcast is rounded out with a reading of Derek’s wonderful poem ‘In my madness’. In the three conversations, Rosie and the guests cover […]

Creative Writing and Wellbeing – a free 4 week course from Mind Waves

We are delighted to announce our four week Creative Writing and Wellbeing course, fully funded through GVCS Wellbeing.  It’s inspiring, interactive and absolutely FREE to take part! Join us to discover the benefits of creative writing for mental health and get started with crafting some non-fiction of your very own. The first three sessions will […]

‘For some of us, it’s literally one day at a time’ – Mind Waves launches the second of three animations exploring the stigma of severe and enduring mental illness

The second animation that was created with our funding from See Me Scotland is available to watch on YouTube now. Click here to watch the animation. We were awarded this funding by See Me Scotland’s anti-stigma arts fund back in April of 2021 and you can click here to read the blog post announcing this […]

Final thoughts on loneliness – sharing the responses from followers!

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been sharing our community correspondents’ thoughts on the #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek theme of loneliness, and also talking about some of the resources available on the Mental Health Foundation’s website. To read their loneliness and mental health report, click here. For our last post on loneliness, I thought I would share some of […]

Laura’s thoughts on loneliness

With this years Mental Health Awareness Week theme being loneliness, I reached out to our volunteer community correspondents and asked them to share their thoughts. Read on for Laura’s blog post where she discusses loneliness, connection, and being at peace with yourself. I have always had a lot of thoughts on loneliness. I can finally say, […]

Student mental health – Chris’ Story

This week we’re continuing our series on student mental health, inspired by the Think Positive Hub, a website designed by NUS and Mind Waves. The online hub brings all of the projects, services, resources and news relating to student mental health together in one place, for students and those who support them to easily access. Read on for […]

Student mental health – Maddy’s Story

You might remember that last week we shared a blog post about the Think Positive Hub, a website designed by NUS and Mind Waves. The online hub brings all of the projects, services, resources and news relating to student mental health together in one place, for students and those who support them to easily access.  Over the […]

5 Tips for Working from Home!

The last few years have brought a lot of changes to daily life, to say the least. One huge difference that affects our day-to-day routine is that a huge number of us now work from home. An Instagram poll conducted on the Mind Waves Instagram account showed that 79% of our followers work from home […]