What if she doesn’t like me any more? Seeing my dearest friend for the first time after my mental illness
A post from our Community Correspondent Laura McGlinn I remember the moment I got the ...
The lovely people at Grow Wild are giving away thousands of packets of free ...
If you have a friend like this… the Olympic runner who stopped to walk her injured rival to the finish line
The Olympics is full of inspirational stories. Every medal ceremony is a triumph. There’s the ...
A post from our Community Correspondent Robert Terry Friends drift in and out of your life, stay for a while or disappear for months or years and when they return, a true friend will always be welcome. They lift your mood when none other can. They’re the only one who can say how it is, […]
A post from our Project Manager @rosiehopes It’s a nice idea: a monthly delivery of lovely things to make you feel better. Whether you’re living with depression, or you could just do with a pick-me-up, a box full of products chosen for self care, like the Buddy Box, is a welcome treat. The trend for […]
Our Community Correspondent Marilena Balagianni gives her perspective on friendship and mental wellbeing Friendship means the mutual liking and regard, the spiritual and emotional bond that connects two or more people. Trust, understanding , honesty, similar interests are essential components of friendships. Friendship is considered something sacred and a very important relationship for most […]
There’s a certain social pressure that demands that we are presentable to our guests; that we tidy up and put some clothes on. In fact, half the time, even after frantically tidying, we apologise to our guests for the mess when they arrive. How many time have you visited someone and they’ve commented on […]
At Mind Waves, we support each other. We tell stories, we listen, we share ideas. Officially, it’s called peer support. We just call it being pals. We’ve spoken a lot about how much we appreciate our friends and what they mean to us. But we also talk about how important it is to be […]
One of our Community Correspondents summed up friendship as this: “A good friend feels with you: hugs you when you’re sad, laughs when you’re happy and catches you when you fall.” The beauty is that it’s not about doing anything. Often, when a friend is struggling, we want to rush in and fix things. It’s hard […]
At our Community Correspondent meeting this week, we had a long conversation about friendship and mental health. We talked about the friends who have seen us through tough times (many of whom were in the room), the ones who we realised weren’t worth the bother and the new pals we found along the way. We […]
If you’ve ever dealt with a professional who doesn’t quite “get it”, you’ll understand . Thanks to Tam Quixote for submitting this cutting poem Self Manager what’s yer story pal? you say yer touched by mine but only if funders are listenin at the time on the record, synthetic compassion, then back to […]
There are hundred, thousands of streets and buildings in Glasgow. Most are named after white men. Many after somewhat dubious characters who profited from slaving. There are streets named after lightweight and stylish fabrics, like Muslin Street. But women… not so much. If you exclude those named for queens, very few tell women’s stories. Here’s […]
From our Community Correspondent Derek Read In my madness… In my madness I thought I had the solution all the pieces of the jigsaw fitted perfectly in my mind the codes, the magic numbers I was one with the Spirit could heal every wrong had the answer deep within me As I recovered, slowly, from […]