Emerge – Can planning help us build resilience? Reflections from @verbisan

We are always delighted to receive another beautiful contribution from Ayrshire-based writer Lynn Blair. This isn’t over. We’re not past the worst. Whatever this is we’re emerging from we’re not coming out to a world of safety and clarity. Full lockdown may be over, but it’s been replaced by a tangle of rules, the constant […]

Together We Can – five steps to fairness, equality and an end to poverty

For post no. 5 of our current ‘Emerge’ theme we are sharing a powerful animation created for Challenge Poverty Week 2020, which has been produced by Media Co-op, in collaboration with Poverty Alliance, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and CPW. This sets out a clear manifesto for eradicating the inequalities which lead to poverty. Who wouldn’t want […]

Emerge – Community Correspondent Robert on creating a fairer society post-lockdown through a universal basic income

A re-post by Community Correspondent Robert Terry as part of our Mind Waves ‘Emerge’ theme, and to mark Challenge Poverty Week 2020. Pre-coronavirus, austerity killed people. More than 130 000 people in five years, according to the office of national statistics. Every life is precious. At the moment we are reminded of this several times […]

Emerge: What does ‘Build Back Better’ mean to those in mental health recovery?

Our ‘Emerge’ theme continues with this Build Back Better animation from the Scottish Recovery network. Mind Waves is delighted to have collaborated with SRN on this project. Developed from conversations at their online cafes, the Build Back Better animation and accompanying report highlight the need for lived experience, peer support and communities to be at […]

‘We all have a self management story’ – free Mind Waves workshop for Self Management Week 2020

Mind Waves are delighted to be hosting this free online workshop in conjunction with The Alliance this Wednesday 23rd September. We are all learning a lot about managing our wellbeing just now. How can sharing our stories and experiences support our own wellbeing and encourage and inspire others? Join us for a free online session […]

Emerge – The only constant thing in life is change

A re-post by our Community Correspondent Maureen Gilmour as part of our latest theme, Emerge Someone once told me “the only thing constant is change” Nothing ever stays the same for long, but to go from one extreme to the other is quite a dramatic change. I was once at one time a capable, confident, […]

Emerge – our Mind Waves theme for Autumn 2020

Introducing our new theme – ‘Emerge’. As we slowly move through and out of lockdown, there is a sense that we are emerging, both individually and collectively. For some, that might be throwing ourselves back into previous responsibilities and routines. For others, it might be working on physical or mental health recovery which has been […]