“Despite bipolar disorder, dreams really can come true” – our Community Correspondent Ann Marie answers ten questions for ten years

Thank you to Community Correspondent Ann Marie D’Arcy Sharpe for this encouraging and inspiring interview! 1. How are you? Living with bipolar disorder, there are always ups and downs and life is never easy, but I’m the most stable I’ve been for a long time and I’m happy. 2. How have you changed in the […]

“Some of the most positive changes for me have been the things that I’ve given up.” – Maureen reflects on a decade of experiences that have shaped her.

A beautiful post by Mind Waves Community Correspondent Maureen Gilmour as part of our ‘decade’ theme. A lot has changed for me in the last ten years. I don’t really think about life in terms of achievements. In fact, some of the most positive changes for me have been things that I’ve given up. Things […]

“When you understand the origin of anxiety, you own it” – Community Correspondent Robert shares his hopeful journey of managing the condition

A post from our Community Correspondent Robert Terry Recently I spoke to someone who can’t relax being home alone at night. They had even considered keeping a weapon in their bedroom because off-the-scale anxiety prevented a good night’s sleep. I found myself thinking OMG and WTF and offering a solution based on my own episodes […]

‘Great technology should improve life, not distract from it’ – what do you think of Google’s new Digital Wellbeing Experiments platform?

A short animation from Google about their new Wellbeing Experiments solutions, described as “a collection of ideas and tools that help people find a better balance of technology”. We’d love to hear your views- Can digital solutions really help us achieve balance in our lives or will it be another layer of distraction? Do you […]

Long term conditions and poverty: a platform for the voices of lived experience

Information on the ‘Access to Good Quality Healthcare in Scotland’ event, a participatory event for those with experience of living with a long term condition on a low income. Background The Poverty Alliance in partnership with the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) are hosting a joint event to explore the issues of […]

A new running group in Glasgow with a big vision – Find our more about Runfugee!

Information on Runfugee Running Club a brand new inclusive, relaxed and supportive group starting next soon. The purpose of Runfugee is to help and support refugees in the Glasgow area through running. The group’s founder Neil explains why he was motivated to set up the initiative: “Running is a great way to build friendships and […]

“She’s only a phone call away” – our Community Correspondent John pens a thank you to his sister for everything she does

Delighted to share this beautiful poem by one of our longest serving Mind Waves Community Correspondents, John Dane. Sister My sister is my rock That’s always there for me She’s the one that does my shopping And also makes my tea If I need someone to talk to She’s only a phone call away She’ll […]

Information on brand new ‘Mind and Draw’ sessions for October

Information on Mind and Draw, a Glasgow based arts project for the whole community. Recent Mind and Draw event Mind and Draw is a unique, accessible and inclusive project run by visual artist Garry Steven. The project provides workshops and sessions for people of all ages and abilities who want to draw, paint and be […]