Connections: share your story for our latest theme

For our summer theme at Mind Waves, we’re talking about connections. Connectedness is so important in good mental health and wellbeing. It’s the first of the five elements of the Scottish Recovery Network’s CHIME model of recovery. But what does that mean in practice? We want to know about how feeling connected, or disconnected has […]

‘Finding mindfulness and me’ – Kay shares her powerful journey of discovery, kindness and acceptance

We are delighted to share this insightful guest post from mindfulness expert, Kay Young. Her personal mindfulness journey has led to deep connection with others, her surroundings and, most of all, herself. To find out more about Kay you can follow her on Twitter @kaymindfulness or visit www.kay-young.co.uk Mindfulness has become a buzz word these […]

‘Join the Dots’ – John connects with new friends and his creative side at Theatre Nemo

An inspiring poem from an inspiring Community Correspondent, John Dane. Building relationships and engaging in his creative passions have been key to John’s recovery. Here, he provides a snapshot of a typical day at the Join the Dots arts project run by Theatre Nemo. Join the Dots Meet new friends We never want this day […]

Free workshop: simple social media graphics

Our next skills workshop is taking place on Wednesday 6th June from 130-4.30pm at The Health and Social Care Alliance, Bath Street, Glasgow. This training is open to anyone who has something to say about mental health and wellbeing and is completely free of charge. Whether you have lived experience, you’re a carer, or it’s […]

“Therapy without the wait”: Matt McGuinness on the power of music to provide focus, healing and inspiration

We are delighted to present this guest post from Derbyshire based musician Matt McGuinness. As well as being a father of three and working full time, he heads up the band ‘Matt McGuinness and the MLC’. His solo show ‘We are what we overcome’ is all about music and mental health and is the prelude […]

‘Good Death Week’: why we don’t talk about dying and why we need to

We are extremely pleased to welcome Callum Smith, Project Manager at the Health and Social Care Academy with an insightful guest post about ‘Good Death Week’ – opening up conversations around the end of life can make a huge difference in society. Death is something that happens to everyone else, until it doesn’t. Ingrained social […]

Get active, get social and join Team Carr Gomm to tackle loneliness in Scotland

We are delighted to share information from Carr Gomm about their powerful new campaign  Carr Gomm, a leading social care and community development charity, has launched a new fundraising campaign in a bid to tackle loneliness in communities across Scotland. The organisation aims to raise £30,000 to fund a variety of local projects and activities […]

Everyone deserves a break: how the Caravan Project improves wellbeing through accessible holidays

We are delighted to share this guest post by Leila of The Caravan Project who provide accessible caravan holidays,  supporting families in Glasgow who are facing challenging circumstances. Modern life is stressful, hectic and challenging. It is no secret that getting a break from this is super beneficial for your mental health. Whilst on holiday […]

Launch of largest ever survey of single parents in Scotland

A guest post from One Parent Families Scotland (www.opfs.org.uk), sharing details of vital research into the experiences of single parents. This project has huge has potential to improve services and support for single parents and their families. Please read on to find out more and get involved. “I feel like a ‘shadow citizen. I know […]

“There is never a time to put away childish things…my shed is a tiny place to play in” – Lynn tells us why everyone needs a den

We are very excited to present this guest post by Lynn Blair, lecturer and writer who home-educates four girls. She has been published in numerous anthologies by the Scottish Book Trust and Mother’s Milk books. On Twitter she’s @verbisan and on Instagram @verbisanpix. The sun’s setting and I’m just beginning my work. I can hear […]