Drawing for Wellbeing: Mind Waves and Mind and Draw workshop this Friday 29th May!

Mind Waves has teamed up with Mind & Draw to bring you an informal drawing workshop to support your wellbeing during lockdown. Join us this Friday 29th May from 2-3pm! Drawing can be a helpful way to manage your mental health and express yourself, especially during lockdown. But it can be hard to get started. […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: Ypeople’s Dr Emily Pathe explains why kindness really matters

We are delighted to share this fantastic series of short videos created by YPeople for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020. Dr Emily Pathe, resident psychologist for YPeople and NHS Lanarkshire, draws on her own expertise and wider research to explain the importance of kindness for wellbeing. Dr Emily gives valuable insights on what it truly […]

Mind and Draw – spreading kindness through creativity #MHAW2020

Mind and Draw is an inclusive and accessible project run by Garry Stevens. You don’t have to be an artist, this is for anyone who wants to have fun, relax and express themselves through drawing! For Mental Awareness Week Garry is spreading kindness through creativity, with a special programme features the following daily activities: Wednesday […]

‘Self Isolating Blues’ by the Purple Poncho Players

The Purple Poncho Players are a talented and truly unique group of performers. Made up of Glasgow Disability Alliance members, they use music, comedy and drama to share their lived experience and influence policy and decision-making. Their latest exciting project ‘Self Isolating Blues’, perfectly captures the Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 theme of kindness. As […]

Mind Waves creative writing online workshop on Friday 22nd May!

We’re delighted to be running a series of online workshops on a range of practices which can support your mental health. The first one is about creative writing and takes place on Friday May 22 at 2pm. Writing can be a helpful way to manage your mental health and share your ideas, especially during lockdown. […]

I’ve finally stopped body shaming my self…and it’s the healthiest thing I’ve ever done

A re-post by @fuzzypeachgirl which feels particularly relevant this week. The Young Women’s Movement have just launched their hugely important annual Status of Young Women In Scotland report, focussing on body image. This issue has also been highlighted with a huge media frenzy about singer Adele’s weight loss (uninvited by Adele herself). There is a […]

‘Week Four in Lockdown’ – A poem by Angela McCrimmon

In a recent poem for Mind Waves, mental health activist and writer Angela McCrimmon explored practical ways of coping with the challenges of social distancing. Today, she uses her writing to share her struggles with anxiety and low mood as lockdown continues. Week 4 in Lockdown – the most challenging yet, I heard myself scream, […]

“Whenever I am dealing with extreme emotions, I read” – The Mental Health Book Club Podcast

A re-post of our previous interview with with the fantastic Sydney Timmins, founder and co-presenter of the Mental Health Book Club podcast. At the time of this feature Sydney and Becky has just released the 29th episode. Two years later, still going strong, they are now on episode 104! Listen to the latest one here. […]

How I learnt that my mental health affects my chronic pain

An insightful post by Community Correspondent Ann-Marie D’Arcy-Sharpe, who is a passionate mental health advocate and writer. You can follow Ann-Marie on Twitter and Instagram. Mental illness has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. A few years ago, I finally got an accurate diagnosis of bipolar disorder. From […]