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New Colledge Lanarkshire students created this amazing original song about their feelings in lockdown. Hope you enjoy their hard work in producing this video and that it brings a smile to your face, as it has to ours.
We’re very proud that our volunteer Community Correspondent Helen has set up her own business supporting other autistic people with their lives and wellbeing. We caught up to ask her a few questions about it. What’s the start up for? I set-up Douglas Mentoring in early 2021, and I describe myself as a mentor and […]
We’re very excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Inclusion Scotland to create a paid internship for a disabled person as our Digital Media Assistant. Mind Waves is small but we have big ambitions. We’re looking for someone to join us for a day and half per week to get creative with our website […]
Our Community Correspondent Angela McCrimmon added her voice to the launch of Scotland’s Mental Health Partnership’s manifesto launch this week. Angela was featured on BBC news, sharing how important finding her voice has been in understanding and managing her own mental health. She was supporting the launch of the “Promote, Prevent, Provide” manifesto, which calls […]
Throughout lockdown, we’ve spoken to lots of people, including some of our Community Correspondents, about the value that a soft toy can have in supporting our wellbeing. They can be someone to talk to, something to do with your hands, or a reminder of happier shared times. We were delighted when film-maker Max Hudson got […]
Our fantastic Community Correspondent Angela McCrimmon has recorded this amazing poem about the little things that she’s learned about mental wellbeing during lockdown.
We’ve been working with Outside the Box and Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s iHub to deliver a series of webinars for community groups about storytelling. This week we looked at animation and the fantastic participants created this animation about the little things we’re looking forward to when lockdown end and things go back to “normal” (whatever that […]
A post from our Project Manager @rosiehopes I first published a post on why Blue Monday is nonsense way back in 2015. Half a decade later, in the midst of a pandemic the myth of Blue Monday has failed to go away. I’m beginning to feel like a ghost that returns on the same […]
How have your experiences in lockdown- and in life- shaped what you think about how communities and health and care systems can work together in Scotland? Our friends at Outside the Box are running a series of online events to learn more about what works well and what can be done better. Communities’ response when we […]
A post from regular contributor @verbisan , Lynn Bair. Lynn is a lecturer and writer based in Ayrshire and home-educates four girls January, with its ice and mists and the need to wear three jumpers, feels like home. Like many in Scotland, I grew up with ice on the inside of the windows, with a […]