Community Correspondent John celebrates 40 years of GAMH with an inspirational poem

This year, Glasgow Association for Mental Health celebrates 40 years of promoting mental health and wellbeing of people in their communities. Our Community Correspondent John has marked the occasion with some powerful and uplifting poetry, emphasising how the organisation’s strong vision and local services have continually flourished since 1978. Forty It’s forty years ago today […]

Get the slides from our latest free skills workshop – Podcasting and Mental Health

This week Mindwaves hosted a Podcasting and Mental Health workshop, facilitated by Carol Walker. Her background in audio broadcasting and learning technology, coupled with an understanding of the importance of talking about mental health, struck the perfect balance for our training. It was a lively, productive afternoon with fantastic participants, who came with a variety […]

‘Democracy Matters’ – the Scottish Government needs your views on how decisions should be made in your community

The Scottish Government are currently taking forward a ‘local governance review’. This means they are looking into how decisions are made in our local communities (e.g. about how money is spent and the way services are provided). They want to find out if there are ways these decision- making processes could be improved. As part […]

‘Zine making and mental wellbeing’ – another free skills workshop from Mindwaves on August 27th

Join Mind Waves for our latest skills workshop, looking at how to make zines to share and explore stories and advice on mental health and wellbeing. Zines are simple, home-made magazines used to share ideas. Our latest free, practical workshop is open to anyone with an interest in mental wellbeing, whether you have lived experience, […]

The Self Management Awards 2018 are still open for nominations…but not for long!

The Health and Social Care Alliance are celebrating excellence in self management work across Scotland. Here is some important information about how you can contribute! The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland are hosting Scotland’s Self Management Awards during Self Management Week 2018 (1st – 5th October). The Awards celebrate examples of good practice and […]

A brand new creative project helping care experienced young people to ‘flourish and achieve’

We are delighted to share this information, released this week by The Life Changes Trust, about an innovative new project within Polmont Young Offenders Institute. A new project to support care experienced young people in Polmont young offenders institute has been launched, thanks to a £142,000 grant from Scottish charity the Life Changes Trust. The […]

Where does compassion really come from?

Compassion – a deep concern for others and a strong desire to help them – is one of the most powerful means of human connection. We often associate it with a spontaneous, overwhelming emotional response to the suffering of another. However, it is also a positive way of relating to those around us, a sense […]