This week, we’re taking a look at the concept of self-care and the ways that ...
Mental health stigma for students – Vote in Think Positive poll and sign up to help shape a Student Mental Health Campaign!
Think Positive, a Scottish government funded student health project at NUS Scotland, (National Union of ...
This week, we’re continuing a sort of Mind Waves ‘tradition’ of posting about Blue Monday. ...
We’re almost halfway through January now, and I’m sure that those of us who made resolutions at the end of last year are either stuck into their new routines, or in the process of giving up. Whether you resolved to try Dry January again, dusted off your running trainers in a bid to get more […]
Hello everyone and happy new year! I hope you’ve all managed to have some time off during the festive period and you’re settling into the new year feeling recharged. The first Mind Waves blog post of 2023 is some information about a free, online event that we are running in collaboration with Hilda from COPE […]
Hey everyone! I hope you’re all winding down by now and looking forward to some time to rest, be with loved ones and eat nice food. For the last post of the year, I thought I would gather some of my favourite blog posts of the year and link to them here, in case you […]
This week on the blog we have a long piece of writing from Catherine, who attended our most recent series of creative writing and wellbeing workshops, and moved everyone with her emotive writing. Reading and editing this piece made me think about memory, and how skilled Catherine’s writing is here when moving between personal recollections and […]
This week on the blog we’re continuing to share tips and stories around looking after your mental health in the winter. We have some words from Hilda, one of our longtime Community Correspondents and chief executive of COPE Scotland. She talks about the negative effects of the clocks changing, the difficulty of finding words to articulate these […]
We’re excited to announce a FREE course on songwriting for mental health. This course will take place in the form of three sessions over three weeks in January and February 2023 and is fully funded by GCVS Wellbeing The course is open to anyone over 18 living in Glasgow – even if you are a […]
I thought that this week on the blog it might be useful to share some ways to stay positive during the darker and colder months. Winter can be a hard time for a lot of people due to lack of sunlight and lower temperatures, and despite an unusually warm November, I think it’s time for […]
We’re excited to announce that we’re hiring! Mind Waves has secured funding to hire a Doctoral intern to work on a project with us in 2023. We’re looking for a skilled researcher to work with a group of people with lived experience of mental ill health and create animations on this topic. Our Chief Executive, […]
This week on the blog, we’re sharing a piece of writing from Catherine, one of the members of our series of Creative Writing and Wellbeing workshops run in collaboration with The Alliance and Humans of Scotland. These workshops are open to people living with a long term condition or disability, and even though we’re only […]
We’re running another series of Creative Writing and Wellbeing workshops in collaboration with the ALLIANCE and Humans of Scotland. These workshops are open to people living with a long term condition and disability and will focus on Creative Non-fiction and life writing. The workshops are aimed at any level! It doesn’t matter if you have […]