Archive | August, 2014

Why people with mental illness should vote in #indyref – It’s about time we came out of our shell and had a voice

Mind Waves is about giving people a voice. We want to hear what people have to say about mental health and wellbeing, but importantly, we also want to to know what people with lived experience of mental illness have to say about other things. Our Community Correspondent Peter Leckie is passionate about encouraging people to […]

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Resilience: some inspiration before our competition closes today

Today- Friday 29 August- is your last chance to enter our resilience photo competition.  If you’re still looking for some inspiration on what resilience means, here’s a round-up of the posts we’ve featured this month.  A massive thank you to all of our contributors. Dr Pete Seaman explained how we can build resilient communities Real […]

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Meet our Community Correspondents: Jane Chisholm

Where are you from? I’m from the South side of Glasgow. Why are you interested in mental wellbeing? I’m a member of the Glasgow Association for Mental Health as I have suffered from depression and anxiety for many years, as many of my ancestors before me did. What can we expect from your blogs? People […]

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The friendly games in the friendly city #citizen2014

Our Community Correspondent John Dane talks about his experience of the games In 2007 after reaching the shortlist it was finally announced that Glasgow was to be the Host City for the 2014  Commonwealth Games. There then followed a frantic seven years of planning and construction and the day finally arrived on July 23 2014. […]

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Community Correspondent Peter Leckie

Meet our Community Correspondents: Peter Leckie

  Where are you from? The East End of Glasgow. Why do you care about mental wellbeing? I have a mental health problem myself, that’s why I care about mental health. I was cynical about it before, but now I know it’s real, it’s what I care about. What can we expect from your blogs? […]

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Over the Wall Festival at Gartnavel Royal, Sat Aug 30, 12-4

If you’ve been feeling at loose end since the end of the Commonwealth Games, don’t worry, there’s lots of exciting stuff still happening in the city. A good place to start this Saturday 30 is at Gartnavel Royal Hospital. As part of their Art in the Gart programme, they’re running “Over the Wall”, which they […]

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What does resilience mean? Animation from @GCPH

This month, we are focusing on “resilience”. There is just a week left before our photography competition closes on August 29. To get you thinking about what resilience means and give you some inspiration for your photography, we love this short animation from the Glasgow Centre for Population Health: If this has given you food for […]

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Meet our Community Correspondents: Edward Davies

Where are you from? I’m based in Glasgow, but from Aberdeen Why do you care about mental health and wellbeing?  Mental wellbeing is an issue close to me which I have witnessed and experienced first hand. It is something that has been misunderstood and looked down on for too long. What can we expect from […]

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Community Correspondent John Dane

Meet our Community Correspondents: John Dane

  Where are you from? Nitshill in Glasgow. Why are you interested in wellbeing? I have depression, but I’m feeling so much better now than I was, because I’ve made connections with other people who have been through the same. That’s what I want to do for other people- I want to tell my stories […]

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Top tips for taking great photos on your smartphone

We’re running a photo competition,  looking for the best image that sums up “resilience”. Photographer @kierandhamilton ran a workshop for us to help you take great pictures with the equipment you carry in your pocket. Don’t worry if you couldn’t make it along. Here’s the slides from the workshop with some great top tips. Don’t forget […]

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