Confident, connected, contributing. Chatting with Isla of @GDA_online

At Mind Waves, we’re incredibly lucky to hear about all sorts of brilliant work to support wellbeing across Glasgow. Today, we were invited along to Glasgow Disability Alliance to hear more about their new website and brand. GDA is a disabled people’s organisation, run for disabled people, by disabled people. GDA is something of a […]

Free workshop: mindfulness and photography. Dec 14 at Kelvingrove

There’s a lot of talk about mindfulness these days, but how can we practically use it to improve our mental wellbeing? As part of our series of workshops on media and mental wellbeing, come and learn how using photography in every day life can help clear your mind, foster awareness and help you feel connected […]

Recovery, when life isn’t too hot

A post from our Community Correspondent Tony Rea as part of our partnership with the Scottish Recovery Network Tony is speaking at our “What recovery means to me” workshop today, sharing his ideas and his process   Just a little thought, on how to gain recovery when life isn’t too hot: Stand up and face […]

What does recovery mean to you? Free blogging workshop, Dec 1

  Recovery: it’s a personal thing. Whether your recovery from mental health problems is a work in progress or just a hope for the future, we want to hear about what it means to you. We’ve teamed up with the Scottish Recovery Network to produce a workshop that can help you explore what recovery means to […]

I love being a volunteer. It gives me hope, it’s brilliant

A post from our Community Correspondent Laura McGlinn @stargazer1210 I love my work has a volunteer, simple as that. I love chipping in and working hard and the skills I’m being rewarded with are just outstanding! Bear Laura Grylls is my Tuesday name lol! What have I learned through various volunteer posts? For a start I’m […]

Meet our Community Correspondents: Tony Rea

Where are you from? Where do you live? I’m originally from Northern Ireland, but I’ve been living in the East End of Glasgow for about 12 years. Why are you interested in mental wellbeing? It’s something I’d like to achieve for myself and I’d love to  help others to achieve it too. What makes you […]

Single parents respond to I, Daniel Blake

@PlanetMarissa compiled single parents’ reaction to ‘I, Daniel Blake  Those of us who have had experience of claiming benefits understand only too well how difficult it can be to negotiate the system. In our Mind Waves Community Correspondent meetings, we frequently talk about the challenges of being unable to work, the stigma of claiming benefits […]

A hard-hitting look at mental health through sport #SMHAFF10

A review from our Project Manager @rosiehopes Time just seems to be flying past at the moment. I was really looking forward to the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival #SMHAFF10 , but although it started on October 10, it took me until October 30 to go and see anything. A few of our […]