“Getting up and doing one thing, no matter how small, pleases me” – #HumansofScotland inspired stories from our Community Correspondents

There is no normal day, but getting up and achieving one thing, no matter how small, pleases me. What I need is financial security, a warm roof over my head and food to eat. The simple pleasures: sunlight through the trees, the moon on a misty evening, a snuggle from the dog. My health would […]

Tips from our Community Correspondents on local money advice

With the impact of winter weather on household bills, Christmas and school holidays fast approaching, as well as the roll out of Universal Credit in many areas of Glasgow, it is understandable that many people are stressed about making ends meet right now. Concerned about this, our Community Correspondents have put together a helpful list […]

Gaun Yersel: Reflecting on Self Management stories

With December fast approaching, we’ve been reflecting on the opportunities, connections and learning which have made 2018 shine for Mind Waves. Undoubtedly, a massive highlight was the involvement of our Community Correspondents in The Alliance Self Management Network’s Gaun Yersel: Celebrating Self Management networking event. A group of our volunteers took on the important role […]

Do you need a festive Prenup? The joys of a ‘Pre-Christmas-No-Unnecessary- Presents’ agreement!

It’s ‘Black Friday’, a day where we are bombarded with special offers and discounts – even the websites of some retailers have a queue! It can feel overwhelming and the focus on spending can be difficult for those struggling financially. That’s not to say there is anything wrong with treating family and friends or, indeed, […]