If you have a friend like this… the Olympic runner who stopped to walk her injured rival to the finish line
The Olympics is full of inspirational stories. Every medal ceremony is a triumph. There’s the ...
A post from our Community Correspondent Fuad Alakbarov Visiting another city or even village is ...
Sometimes, when your mental health isn’t good, it’s hard to even imagine the future. Good ...
A post from our Project Manager @rosiehopes There are so many wellbeing benefits to dancing: exercise, music, creativity, socialising. But if you did country dancing at school, it’s more likely that your memories look something like this. # 1 They called it social dancing Everyone in the history of Scotland has called it country […]
It’s when things get tough that you realise who your friends are. There’s no doubt that our relationships have a massive impact on our mental wellbeing. We want to hear about your stories and perspectives on friendship and wellbeing. Here are some ideas: Maybe you have a special friend who helped you through a tough […]
There’s a couple of songs that really hit me emotionally and they’re both connected to my time as a soldier, which was a big part of my life. I was a member of her Majesty’s Armed Forces from 1971-1977. During that time, I felt a lot of things. There were happy times; I could be […]
A post from our Community Correspondent Lorna Cosh The best songs are the ones that make you happy and proud and sad all at the same time. That’s how I’d described You Raise Me Up. My son sings it to me and I feel like crying every time, with all of those emotions. I’m so […]
A post from our Community Correspondent John Dane “Talking all the day with true friends, who try to make you stay Telling jokes and news, singing songs to pass the night away” This is my favourite song and although it is relatively new , it reminds me of my childhood. It was written in the […]
It’s been a little over two years since our first Mind Waves Community Correspondents meeting. Since then, our amazing volunteers have shared their wisdom and experience to produce over 300 blog posts about mental wellbeing. All of our Community Correspondents have something to say about mental health, whether it’s because of their lived experience, or […]
Our theme at the moment is music and wellbeing. At our Community Correspondents meeting recently we talked about our favourite music and what it makes us feel. We love this idea that came from one of our Community Correspondents. Sometimes, feelings can be a lot to deal with. Whether it’s joy or despair, we don’t […]
A post from our Community Correspondent Lorna Cosh ‘Monster’ by Jo Spence resonates with my emotions about my body. Jo Spence was a feminist photographer who sadly died in 1992, a month before her 58th Birthday. In 1982 Jo was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her previous work– weddings, family portraits and acting portfolios – gave […]
“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” We’re used to seeing league tables. Whether it’s sports, the economy or educational attainment, there’s always someone or something that sits at the top. And we always want to know where we fit into the picture. Globally, we tend to see countries ranking economically, using […]
A post from our Community Correspondent Marilena Balagianni It is indisputable that music affects our mood and anyone on this planet can confirm this. The type of music we choose to listen to always represents a part of ourselves. Both melody and lyrics are powerful to how a song makes us feel. How […]