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A re-post as part of our ‘Emerge’ theme – an honest and inspiring story from Community Correspondent Ann-Marie D’Arcy Sharpe on her own mental health recovery journey. Content warning: this post includes mentions of self harm and suicidal feelings The biggest journey in my life has been my mental health journey. I have travelled a […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Our Mind Waves project manager Rosie recently ran an animation workshop as part of The Curve series of digital workshop. The 66 participants collaborated remotely to create this lovely short video about all the things we wish we had known before lockdown! What I Wish I’d Known Before Lockdown from Mind Waves on Vimeo.
The fantastic Scottish Recovery Network have just launched a new set of resources, spotlighting insights and inspiration from people across Scotland on staying well during and after COVID-19 lockdown. ‘Staying Connected’ captures the knowledge, skills and expertise of people with lived experience of mental health challenges across Scotland. Through a series of twelve online conversation […]
A fantastic post by our Community Correspondent Robert Terry, who is passionate about addressing inequality and the concept of universal basic income. 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 […]
We are delighted to shared information about the new podcast from our friends at Glasgow Disability Alliance Glasgow Disability Alliance is a disabled people’s organisation with over 5000 members. We ran a Mind Waves podcasting workshop with them in summer 2019 and they’ve now launched their own podcast. The first episode comes from their LQBTQI+ […]
An update from our friends at Clutter Chat! Sunny day for podcast recording Oct 2019 Last year we were delighted to feature Glasgow based peer support group Clutter Chat on our podcast. Their founder, Zem Moffat and group members Grant, Barbara and Fiona shared valuable insights and advice for those affected by clutter, or those […]
A beautiful and insightful new post by guest blogger Helen. “We all need somebody to lean on”. That’s a line from a song by Bill Withers, first released during the year of my birth, 1972. But what happens if we live alone, or are isolated from friends and family for prolonged periods, as has been […]