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On Monday afternoon we had our annual Mind Waves Christmas day out! It was such a great opportunity to take some time out and catch up with each other in a relaxed environment, especially at a time of year which can feel so hectic. We met at Cook and Indi’s world buffet restaurant in Glasgow […]
Being happy and healthy goes together. When I am unhappy, it causes a lot of health issues for me. Sometimes, when I feel emotional, it’s like I can’t breathe. I came here from China more than 20 years ago. Scotland is my home now, but I’ve had a lot of problems to deal with, with […]
What is normal? A usual day for me can vary. On a good day I can get up, dressed, get out with a friend. On a bad day, I stay at home in my jammies, eat rubbish and see no one. Maybe my health would be better if… if I was normal? If I had […]
A normal day for me would having a nice coffee and reading something that matters to me. I feel happy when I can be myself, when I can do something that matters to me. I feel happy when I stand up for myself and when I can stop worrying about what other people think about […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
As part of our money and mental wellbeing theme, our Project Assistant Marie shares a zine exploring the relationship between debt and mental health. We’ll be talking more about support for those affected by debt over the coming weeks as our theme continues.
A poem from our Community Correspondent John Dane As I’m sitting here at home I’m suddenly feeling all alone Then I think of the life that I’ve had There’s been a lot more good days than bad I’m thinking back to when I was a boy I’d shut myself away and play with a toy […]